Oregon State Bar Diversity Section presents
2013 CLE & Social
Discipline & Discrimination: How Professional Conduct Rules and Proposed Rules Deal With Prejudice in the Practice of Law
Thursday, September 26, 2013
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. CLE (1 hour Access to Justice MCLE credit pending)
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Catered Social with no host bar
Hotel Monaco, 506 S.W. Washington Street, Portland
Expect a lively discussion as panelists Nena Cook (Sussman Shank), John Gleason (Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Counsel) and Bonnie Richardson (Folawn Alterman & Richardson) review recent incidents that have prompted questions about how the Rules of Professional Conduct address behavior or communications that manifest as prejudice against a protected group. The presentation will also explore how a proposed rule that prohibits discrimination explicitly, to be considered by the OSB House of Delegates in November, will play out in various contexts.
Please RSVP to Megan Livermore at email@example.com
Cost: $25 (includes CLE & Catered Social)
$15 for Diversity Section members
$10 (Catered Social only)
No cost for members to attend Social only
Please mail payment* to:
OSB Diversity Section –c/o Megan Livermore
Gaydos Churnside & Balthrop, PC
P.O. Box 1499
Eugene, OR 97440
(*make checks payable to OSB Diversity Section)
New Diversity Section members can get the discounted price by signing up for membership at or before the event! Checks and cash will also be accepted at the event, but please RSVP in advance.
The OSB is currently looking for bar members to serve on more than 35 boards, committees, and councils. Member involvement on boards, committees, and other bar groups keeps the bar responsive to the needs of its membership and is vital to the ability of the bar to provide services to its members and the public. For more information, click here or contact Danielle Edwards, at 503-431-6246, or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-8260, ext. 426 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is September 6, 2013.
The Willamette University College of Law Moot Court Board is holding three moot court competitions this fall and need volunteer judges. CLE credit may be available. The dates are as follows:
Spaulding Civil Trial Competition September 9-12, 2013
Don Turner Criminal Trial Competition – October 14-17, 2013
National Appellate Competition – November 12-15, 2013.
If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, please fill out the application form here.
Governor Seeks Candidates for Executive Appointments. The Governor is accepting applications for appointment to over 300 boards and commissions representing a broad range of areas and issues for the State of Oregon. Members of state boards and commissions are vital participants in statewide decision-making and dedicated individuals have the opportunity to participate in developing a wide variety of important governmental policies. Major issues range from consumer protection, economic development, education, conservation, and health care—all of which are critical to the ongoing success of the State of Oregon.
Governor Kitzhaber is committed to ensuring that all boards and commissions represent the growing age, racial, and gender diversity of the state. All candidates are encouraged to participate and bring the wealth of experiences and perspectives that make Oregon an exciting, rich and inclusive place to live and work. This is an amazing opportunity to pool our collective viewpoints, visions and hopes for Oregon—and all citizens are welcome and encouraged to serve. Consider the following volunteer positions on these commissions:
- Oregon Lottery Commission
The Oregon Lottery® was created in November 1984 when voters approved an amendment to the Oregon Constitution requiring the establishment and operation of a state lottery. Since then, the Oregon Lottery has become a critical funding source for important Oregon programs. The five-member Lottery Commission oversees the governance of the Oregon Lottery®. Commission members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Membership requirements can be found in ORS 461.100. For more information see the commission’s website at: http://www.oregonlottery.org/.
- Oregon Liquor Control Commission
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) was created in 1933 by a special session of the Legislature after national prohibition ended. Oregon is a control state with the exclusive right to sell packaged distilled spirits, which are dispersed statewide from a distribution center in Portland and sold in 242 retail liquor stores operated by contracted agents. The five citizen commissioners set policy for the OLCC. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Membership requirements can be found in ORS 471.705. For more information see the commission’s website at: http://www.oregon.gov/olcc/Pages/index.aspx.
- Oregon Racing Commission
The Oregon Racing Commission was established in 1933 as part of the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Act. The agency regulates all aspects of the pari-mutuel industry in Oregon both on track and at off-track wagering facilities and covers all aspects of the operation. In addition, the commission regulates the multi-jurisdictional hubs licensed in the state. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Membership requirements can be found in ORS 462.210. For more information see the commission’s website at: http://www.oregon.gov/RACING/pages/index.aspx.
- Oregon Government Ethics Commission
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC), established by vote of the people in 1974, is a seven-member citizen commission charged with enforcing government ethics laws. Oregon government ethics laws prohibit public officials from using office for financial gain, and require public disclosure of economic conflict of interest. The OGEC also enforces state laws which require lobbyists and the entities they represent to register and periodically report their expenditures. The third area of OGEC jurisdiction is the executive session provisions of public meetings law. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Membership requirements can be found in ORS 244.250. For more information see the commission’s website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ogec/Pages/index.aspx.
- Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability
The Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability reviews complaints about Oregon state judges and justices of the peace and investigates when the alleged conduct might violate the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct or Article VII (amended), section 8, of the Oregon Constitution. Governor’s appointments are Senate confirmed. Membership requirements can be found in ORS 1.410. For more information see the commission’s website at: http://courts.oregon.gov/cjfd/Pages/index.aspx.
The Governor makes appointments based on merit. He encourages applications from candidates with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences and who represent the geographic diversity of the state.
Vacancy and appointment timelines vary. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in being considered for appointment, please fill out an Interest Form available at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Interest%20Form/Interest%20Form.pdf.
If you have questions about any of the listed appointments, please contact Liani Reeves, General Counsel, Governor’s Office, at email@example.com.