Road to the Bench Presentation: Meet our new Court of Appeals Judges! Wed, January 29th 12 – 1 pm

Join Mary Leonard Law Society for a Road to the Bench Presentation: Meet our new Court of Appeals Judges!

Wednesday, January 29th from noon – 1:00 pm

The Ike Box, 299 Cottage St NE, Salem OR 97301

The Mary Leonard Law Society is excited to welcome Oregon’s four newest members to the appellate bench for an informal discussion. Panelists will include Chris Garrett (who will join the bench in February), Judge Doug Tookey, Judge Joel Devore, and Judge Erin Lagesen. Judge Rebecca Duncan will moderate. Come ready to welcome the new judges and to ask them about their roads to the bench, early impressions as they join one of the busiest appellate courts in the nation, and any other burning questions you may have.

This is a free event. Please help us thank the Ike Box for volunteering their venue space by purchasing a delicious coffee or café lunch item!

Please RSVP at our website,

Other upcoming MLLS events of interest:

ONLD Salem Social
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Grand Vines Wine & Bistro, 195 High Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 (located directly opposite the Marion County Courthouse)

We are pleased to announce an Oregon New Lawyers Division social for Salem in 2014! Please join us at Grand Vines Wine & Bistro for an opportunity to meet and mingle with other ONLD members in the Salem area.

ONLD will provide a selection of finger foods and gourmet truffles. No host beverage selection. No RSVP required.

Information will also be available about upcoming opportunities with the local New Lawyers Division of the Marion County Bar Association.


Achieving Work Life Balance: A Conversation with Liani Reeves, Roland Iparraguirre and Jennifer Todd
Thursday, February 13 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Collier Law, 1020 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302

The Mary Leonard Law Society and the Marion County Bar New Lawyer Division are pleased to bring together three local attorneys to speak about achieving a work life balance in a legal career. Liani Reeves serves as chief legal advisor and general counsel to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber M.D. Roland Iparraguirre serves as deputy director and chief operating office at the Oregon Lottery. Jennifer Todd is currently a Salem area private practitioner, with a wealth of past experience including time on the Marion County Probate Court and as a professor at Willamette University College of Law. Attendees are encouraged to arrive between 5:15 and 5:30 for informal networking over refreshments with each other and the presenters. The panelists will speak from 6-7pm. This event is free and open to law students as well as lawyers, and anyone else who is interested in achieving the elusive goal of work life balance in the legal professions! Please RSVP at our website,


Combatting Human Trafficking
Thursday, March 20 at 12:00 noon
Ford Hall, Willamette University

Mary Leonard Law Society will join with Willamette University in March to present a panel discussion on human trafficking and on-the-ground efforts that are being taken to combat this serious violation of human rights. Panelists include Assistant United States Attorney Hannah Horsley, FBI Victim Specialist Erin Ludwig, Joel Shapiro of Shared Hope International, Tana Rogers of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, Immigration lawyer Chanpone Sinlapasai of Marandas & McClellan LLC, and Gwynne Skinner from Willamette University’s International Human and Refugee Rights Clinic. This is a free event. Please RSVP at our website,


Spring Ethics CLE: Technology and the Ethics of Using it
Wednesday, April 16, 12:00-1:00 pm
Oregon Civic Justice Center, 790 State Street, Salem OR

The annual Mary Leonard Law Society Spring Ethics CLE will be on the topic of technology and your ethical responsibilities while using it. Join us in welcoming presenters David Madden, Intellectual Property lawyer with Mersenne Law LLC ; Sheila Blackford, Practice Management Advisor with the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund; and Amber Bevacque-Lynott, Assistant Disciplinary Counsel for the Oregon State Bar. 1 Ethics CLE credit pending.

MLLS Lunchtime CLEs are $15 for OWLS members; $20 for non-OWLS members; $10 for Judicial Clerks; and free to students, WUCL staff and professors, and to those not seeking CLE credit. Brownbag lunches welcome. Please RSVP at our website,


Save the Date! MLLS Monte Carlo Casino Night
Friday, May 16
Creekside Golf Club, Salem, OR

Back by popular demand, Mary Leonard Law Society will be hosting a Monte Carlo Casino Night for our 6th annual spring charity event. Guests will enjoy wine and beer from local producers and hors d’oeuvres while trying their hands at craps, roulette, poker, and black jack. Community supporters will provide a wide array of silent-auction items, and representatives of our featured charity will be on hand to talk about their important work. Mark your calendars today and watch for more information, coming soon!

Interested in sponsoring Casino Night, contributing to our silent auction or volunteering to help with the event? Please contact us at!

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