News and Announcements

confJune 13 to June 15, 2014

Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA)  is hosting the 2014 NAPABA Western Regional Conference.  Please see the following link for registration:  http://oapaba.org/napaba-western-regional-conference-extraordinary-oregon/

-Early Bird Registration Deadline is May 17th

 

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Congratulations to Judge Cheryl Albrecht for being awarded the Larry K. Amburgey Commitment to Public Interest Law Award. The award will given on February 7, 2014 at the Annual Public Interest Law Project Auction at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

 

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Governor Kitzhaber Announces Washington County Circuit Court Vacancy

Judge Cobb to Retire from Washington County Bench

(Salem, OR) —

Governor John Kitzhaber announced today that he is accepting applications for a judicial position on the Washington County Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Rita Batz Cobb. The Governor thanked Judge Cobb for her service to Washington County and said he will fill the position by appointment. Judge Cobb’s retirement takes effect February 28, 2014. Anyone interested in filling the position must submit an Interest Form for Judicial Appointments to the Governor’s office. Interested applicants should mail or deliver the form to: Liani J. Reeves, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-4047. Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 16, 2014. The form may be faxed or emailed by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date to be considered received as long as the original signed form is postmarked by the closing date. Interested applicants who submitted a completed application in 2013 may rely on their earlier submission if they send a new cover letter that attests that the information in the previously submitted application is accurate and complete. The new cover letter and any updated information must be received by the deadline listed above. ORS 3.041 and 3.050 provide that at the time of appointment to the court, the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Oregon, and a member of the Oregon State Bar. ORS 3.041(2) further provides: “[e]ach judge of the circuit court shall be a resident of or have a principal office in the judicial district for which the judge is elected or appointed, except that in any judicial district having a population of 500,000 or more, according to the latest federal decennial census, any judge of the circuit court may reside within 10 miles of the boundary of the judicial district.” Washington County has a population in excess of 500,000. ORS 3.041(5) provides the required length of time for the residency requirements. To receive answers to questions about the appointment process, or to request an interest form, contact Jen Andrew at 503-378-6246. The Interest Form is also available online at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/judicial.aspx. ###

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NEWS RELEASE-JANUARY 8, 2014

Governor Kitzhaber Announces Union County District Attorney Vacancy

(Salem, OR) —

Governor Kitzhaber today announced he is accepting applications for Union County District Attorney to fill the vacancy created by DA Tim Thompson’s retirement. The Governor thanked DA Thompson for his service to Union County and said that he will fill the position by appointment. Mr. Thompson’s retirement takes effect February 28, 2014. The Governor will fill this vacancy by appointment based on merit. He encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Oregon law requires that at the time of appointment, the appointee must be admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Oregon (ORS 8.630 and 8.640). The Governor’s Office is now accepting applications. Applicants must submit a District Attorney Interest Form to the Governor’s Office. Please note that the District Attorney Interest Form is a distinct form and not the same form that is used for judicial vacancies. The District Attorney Interest Form is available online at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/judicial.aspx#Dist__Attorney_Interest_Form. Questions regarding the appointment process should be directed to Jen Andrew at 503-378-6246. District Attorney Interest Forms must be received by the Governor’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Interested applicants should mail or deliver the forms to: Steven R. Powers, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-4047. ###

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Openings at the Oregon State Bar

Assistant General Counsel and Client Assistance Office Attorney (open until filled) Referral & Information Services Manager (open until filled) The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. We are looking for people to join our dedicated team.

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Save the Date!   The Oregon Hispanic Bar Association’s 8th Annual Dinner: February 21, 2014 5:30 p.m. at the Nines Hotel in Downtown Portland

Come celebrate with the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association as we present 2014′s Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism Award to the Honorable Marco A. Hernandez, with a presentation by our keynote speaker, Dolores S. Atencio.

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Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs MeetingDate: Wed. Jan. 15thTime: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMLocation: Willamette University, Salem, OR 97301 (Exact building and room number to be announced)The meeting will cover Commissioners’ reports and other subjects of interest to the Commission.Izzy Ventura of the Equity Foundation will speak with the OCAPIA Commissioners about marriage equality in Oregon. Public may attend the meeting.The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. ADA access is through the parking garage elevator. Requests for accommodations for people with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Please contact Nancy Kramer about this or any other questions at (503) 302 -9725 or nancy.kramer@state.or.us.

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Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs Strategic Planning SessionDate: Thur. Jan. 16thTime: 6:00PM – 8:00PMLocation: Leftbank Building, Room 215, 240 N. Broadway, Portland OR 97227The meeting will be a continuation of the Strategic Planning session held in December 2013. The public can attend this meeting.

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Oregon Commission on Black Affairs Legislative Committee MeetingDate: Fri. Jan. 17thTime: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AMLocation: Lincoln Building, 421 SW Oak St., Oak Room, 1st Floor, Portland, OR 97204 The meeting will cover quarterly Legislative Committee meeting goals, a debrief of meeting with Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum, and other items of interest to the Committee.The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for people with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Contact Nancy Kramer at nancy.kramer@state.or.us or 503-302-9725 to request accommodations for people with disabilities or for additional information.