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Working with Translators and Interpreters in Oregon

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 @ 3-5pm
Melanie DeLeon-Benham, Certification and Training Coordinator for the OJD, will speak on practical skills for securing and working with interpreters to secure access for clients who are limited...

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Investigating Evidence from Both Sides of the Bench

Tuesday, April 1st 2014 @ 3-5pm
The MBA is pleased to present this evidence CLE. The CLE will cover:  Evidentiary issues relating to hearsay and document authentication The best ways to get evidence in and keep it...

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Intellectual Property Protection - Creative Approaches to Keeping What Your Clients Create

Thursday, March 20th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Intellectual Property can include some of your clients' most valuable and intangible assets. What are your options when faced with infringement, demands, or other challenges relating to copyrights,...

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I Need Some Advice - The Status of Internal Law Firm Privilege in Oregon

Wednesday, March 19th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Note: Worth one hour of ethics and one hour of general OSB MCLE credit. Should a lawyer's communications within her firm about an ethics or malpractice issue involving a current client be...

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Professionalism & Ethics - 2014 Young Litigators Forum

Thursday, March 13 2014 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: David Elkanich, Holland & KnightPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on trial issues for novice litigators - see flyer for details.

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Annual Family Law Update 2014

Wednesday, March 12th 2014 @ 2:30-5pm
Note: Seminar runs 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. and will be worth 2.5 hours of OSB MCLE creditOn March 12 the MBA will hold its annual two-hour Family Law Update. Chief Family Court Judge Maureen McKnight, the...

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Science of the Mind - How Jurors, Judges and Other Key Decisionmakers Really Think

Tuesday, March 4th 2014 @ 3-5pm
For many of us, the practice of law is about persuading jurors, judges, and others to make the decisions we want them to make.  But how much do we really know about how the decisionmaking...

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Dealing with Pro Se Parties

Tuesday, February 18th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Note: Worth one hour of ethics and one hour of general MCLE credit (2 hours total)Handling legal matters with unrepresented parties holds a number of challenges beyond those encountered in...

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What's it Worth? - Developing, Evaluating and Critiquing Business Valuations for Litigation

Tuesday, February 4th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Determining the value of a business can seem a daunting task to a litigator. But, when the case calls for it, effective advocacy requires at least a basic understanding of the fundamentals of...

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Mediation, Settlement and Judicial Settlement Conferences - 2014 Young Litigators Forum

Thursday, January 30th 2014 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Judge Stephen Bushong, Multnomah County Circuit CourtPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on trial issues for novice litigators - see flyer for details.

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Multnomah County Presiding Court Update 2014

Wednesday, January 29th 2014 @ 2:30-5pm
Note: Seminar runs 2:30-5 p.m. and will be worth 2.5 hours of OSB MCLE creditIn this update session, the Multnomah County Presiding Judge Nan Waller and court staff will discuss the...

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Paid Sick Leave - A Healthy Understanding of Portland's New Ordinance

Thursday, January 23rd 2014 @ 3-5pm
Join City of Portland Attorney, Catherine Riffe, and employment lawyer, Amy Angel, a partner at Barran Liebman LLP, for a review of Portland's new mandatory sick leave ordinance and administrative...

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Courtroom Nuts and Bolts - 2014 Young Litigators Forum

Thursday, January 16th 2014 @ 12-2pm
Speaker: Judges Katherine Tennyson and Jerry Hodson, Multnomah County Circuit CourtPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on trial issues for novice litigators - see flyer for details.Note:...

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Effective Use of Time and Technology for Lawyers

Wednesday, January 8th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Successful lawyers manage their time and use technology effectively to reach their goals. Although efficiency is important, effectiveness is the key. Learn essential time management techniques to...

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Is the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Dead? - U.S. vs. Windsor and Beyond

Thursday, December 12th 2013 @ 3-5pm
In U.S. v. Windsor, the United States Supreme Court held Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment thereby giving married...

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Medicare - Why Should You Care?

Wednesday, October 30th 2013 @ 3-5pm
The MBA presents a two-hour program on Medicare and the Medicare Recovery Act. The attorney panelists will address a myriad of issues from the perspective of both plaintiffs counsel and defense...

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An Innocent Abroad - Legal Lessons from Amanda Knox

Tuesday, October 29th 2013 @ 3-5pm
Anne Bremner, the attorney for Amanda Knox's family, will discuss lessons learned from Amanda Knox's four years in an Italian prison.  Bremner, an experienced prosecutor and member of the...

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Mediation is a Contact Sport - How to Get the Best Possible Result for Your Client

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 @ 3-5pm
"Mediation is a Contact Sport." So said the late Sid Lezak, former United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, and godfather of mediation of civil cases in Oregon. By this, he meant that...

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HIPAA Omnibus Rule Compliance Checklist - For Law Firms and Other Entities that Fall Within the Definition of a Business Associate

Thursday, October 17th 2013 @ 3-5pm
HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance deadline is September 23, 2013. If you or any of your clients are business associates, have you (they) done everything to be in compliance? This presentation will...

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Preserving Your Case for Appeal

Tuesday, October 8th 2013 @ 3-5pm
Helen Tompkins, Attorney at Law and Jay Beattie, Lindsay Hart LLP will explain what trial attorneys need to do to properly preserve their cases for appeal. Jay represents appellants in civil...

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Legislative Update 2013

Tuesday, October 8th 2013 @ 12-1pm
Please join two lawyer legislators to learn about the developments that took place during the Oregon State Legislature's 2013 session. This CLE will cover recent changes to civil laws that may...

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Practicing in Oregon and Washington - A Guide to the Unwary

Wednesday, September 25th 2013 @ 3-5pm
This two-hour CLE will offer tips, tricks and shortcuts that will summarize the significant differences in state and local rules for practicing law in Washington and Oregon.  Experienced...

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iPad Apps and Tips for the Courtroom the Office and on the Road

Thursday, September 19th 2013 @ 3-5pm
The iPad has revolutionized the practice of law for those attorneys willing to discover its vast potential, not only for use in trial but also for improving productivity in the office, at home, and...

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Common Ethical Considerations for the Business Lawyer - 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series

Thursday, June 13 2013 @ 12-1 p.m.
Speaker: Dayna Underhill, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLPPart of a nine-session 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series, intended especially for new and newer attorneys. Individually worth one hour of...

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Summary Judgment Motion Practice

Tuesday, June 11th 2013 @ 3-5pm
Judge Henry Breithaupt will discuss the law of summary judgment and the points he sees as recurring problems for attorneys.  He will also review points that have been helpful, or not, to him...

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Bankruptcy - 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series

Thursday, June 6th 2013 @ 12-1 p.m.
Speaker: Michelle Freed, Eblen Freed LLPPart of a nine-session 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series, intended especially for new and newer attorneys. Individually worth one hour of practical...

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Purchase and Sale of a Business or Its Assets - 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series

Thursday, May 30th 2013 @ 12-1 p.m.
Speakers: Sherrill Corbett, Tonkon Torp LLP, and Martin Barrack, Barrack Law Firm PCPart of a nine-session 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series, intended especially for new and newer...

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How Jurors REALLY Think - A Live Focus Group Evaluates a Personal Injury Case

Thursday, May 30th 2013 @ 3-5 pm
This class will be a live demonstration of a focus group in a generic personal injury case.  Jeffrey Boyd, President of Boyd Trial Consulting, will present the evidence, arguments, and law...

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The Power of Presentation - Best Practices, Winning Techniques and Industry-Leading Tools

Wednesday, May 29th 2013 @ 12-1 p.m.
Co-sponsored by LexisNexis Sanction This one-hour seminar is intended to provide practical and useful suggestions to practicing litigators about technology tools for the courtroom. Mike Hahn is...

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Non-Disclosure, Non-Competition & Non-Solicitation Agreements - 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series

Thursday, May 23rd 2013 @ 12-1 p.m.
Speaker: Katherine Somervell, Bullivant Houser Bailey PCPart of a nine-session 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series, intended especially for new and newer attorneys. Individually worth one hour of...

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Contract Drafting - 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series

Thursday, May 16th 2013 @ 12-1 p.m.
Speaker: Kirsten Day, Perkins Coie LLPPart of a nine-session 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series, intended especially for new and newer attorneys. Individually worth one hour of practical skills...

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Construction Defect Cases - Navigating the Procedural and Cultural Differences Between Local Counties

Tuesday, May 14th 2013 @ 3-5pm
Each county handles construction defect cases differently. This two-hour CLE will provide some insight into how Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Marion Counties approach construction defect...

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Intellectual Property - 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series

Thursday, May 9th 2013 @ 12-1 p.m.
Speaker: Devon Zastrow Newman, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PCPart of a nine-session 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series, intended especially for new and newer attorneys. Individually worth one...

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Securities Law - 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series

Thursday, May 2nd 2013 @ 12-1 p.m.
Speakers: Gary Grenley and Paul Trinchero, Garvey Schubert Barer and Bill Caffee, White Summers Caffee & James LLPPart of a nine-session 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series, intended...

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In-House eDiscovery for Law Firms Large and Small

Wednesday, May 1st 2013 @ 3:00-5:00PM
Recent legal trends and improvements of technology make it possible for law firms to control and manage their clients' electronically stored information internally, thus better protecting clients'...

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Working Effectively With In-House Counsel

Tuesday, April 30th 2013 @ 3-5 p.m.
Unlike law firms, companies do not revolve around their lawyers.  In-house counsel often wear multiple hats and are working on important business decisions as well as legal tasks. Leah Cronn,...

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Tax Law for the Business Lawyer - 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series

Thursday, April 25th 2013 @ 12 -1 p.m.
Speaker: David Streicher, Black Helterline LLPPart of a nine-session 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series, intended especially for new and newer attorneys. Individually worth one hour of practical...

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Annual Probate Court Update 2013

Wednesday, April 24th 2013 @ 3:00-5:00PM
The MBA presents the 2013 Annual Probate Update, featuring Judge Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County; Judge Rita Batz Cobb, Washington County; Judge Robert Herndon, Clackamas County; and Tim...

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Entity Selection and Corporate Formalities - 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series

Thursday, April 18th 2013 @ 12-1 p.m.
Speaker: Jenee Hilliard, Miller Nash LLPPart of a nine-session 2013 YLS Business Law CLE Series, intended especially for new and newer attorneys. Individually worth one hour of practical skills...

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Clark County Presiding Court Update 2013

Tuesday, April 9th 2013 @ 3:00-5:00PM
This year's Clark County Presiding Court Update will be presented by Judge Richard Melnick and local practitioner Don Jacobs, Attorney at Law. This class is designed for anyone who practices in...

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The Life Cycle of a Law Firm - How to Start a Firm, Leave a Firm, or Retire from the Practice of Law

Thursday, March 21st 2013 @ 3-5pm
Understand your liability exposure and ethical responsibilities when transitioning into or out of a firm. Tips and practical advice from the practice management advisors at the Professional...

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Annual Family Law Update 2013

Wednesday, March 20th 2013 @ 3-5pm
On March 20 the MBA will hold its annual two-hour Family Law Update. Judge Maureen McKnight, the Chief Family Court Judge for Multnomah County, will be joined by Thomas Bittner of Schulte,...

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An Employee by Any Other Name - Proper Characterization of Staff and Contractors

Tuesday, March 19th 2013 @ 3-5pm
Mischaracterization of employees as independent contractors is an increasingly audited issue for Oregon employers.  Spend an afternoon with employment attorney Andrew Schpak, Barran Liebman...

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Professionalism & Ethics - 2013 Young Litigators Forum

Tuesday, March 12th 2013 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: David Elkanich, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLPThis CLE is part of the 2013 Young Litigators Forum seminar series. Sign up for this individual class below, or view the full schedule...

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Estate Planning During Uncertain Times

Wednesday, February 27th 2013 @ 3-5pm
With ballot measures failing to pass and the approaching federal fiscal cliff, it is a difficult time for estate planners to advise their clients regarding certainty in their estate and tax...

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In Your Facebook - Cutting-Edge Subpoena Issues for a New Technological Age

Tuesday, February 26th 2013 @ 3-5pm
Interested in obtaining records from Facebook or other social media sites? Does your client have Google search histories or bank records you would like to protect? Learn the ins and outs of...

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Summary Judgment - 2013 Young Litigators Forum

Tuesday, February 26th 2013 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Craig Capon, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PCThis CLE is part of the 2013 Young Litigators Forum seminar series. Sign up for this individual class below, or view the full schedule for...

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Arbitration - 2013 Young Litigators Forum

Tuesday, February 19th 2013 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: John Ostrander and Sonia Montalbano, Elliott Ostrander & Preston PCThis CLE is part of the 2013 Young Litigators Forum seminar series. Sign up for this individual class below,...

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Depositions - 2013 Young Litigators Forum

Tuesday, February 12th 2013 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Judy Snyder, Law Office of Judy SnyderThis CLE is part of the 2013 Young Litigators Forum seminar series. Sign up for this individual class below, or view the full schedule for...

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Discovery - 2013 Young Litigators Forum

Tuesday, February 5th 2013 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Andrew Schpak, Barran Liebman LLPThis CLE is part of the 2013 Young Litigators Forum seminar series. Sign up for this individual class below, or view the full schedule for other...

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From Cuff Links to Handcuffs - What Business Lawyers Need to Know When the Feds Come Knocking on Their Client's Door

Thursday, January 31st 2013 @ 3-5pm
Federal prosecution of white collar crimes has increased dramatically over the last decade. A client's first instinct is to call a trusted business adviser when contacted by criminal investigators...

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Nickel & Dimed - Controlling the Cost of Litigation

Wednesday, January 30th 2013 @ 3-5pm
Both inside and outside counsel are facing growing pressure to lower the costs associated with litigation. Court rulings, opposing parties and other unforeseen actions make predicting the cost of...

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Multnomah County Presiding Court Update 2013 -

Tuesday, January 29th 2013 @ 3-5pm
In this update session the Multnomah County Presiding Judge Nan Waller and court staff will discuss the Supplemental Local Rules for Multnomah County Circuit Court and other issues unique to...

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Mediation, Settlement and Judicial Settlement Conferences - 2013 Young Litigators Forum

Tuesday, January 29th 2013 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Jim Case, Case Dusterhoff LLPThis CLE is part of the 2013 Young Litigators Forum seminar series. Sign up for this individual class below, or view the full schedule for other...

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An Anatomical Look at Custody Evaluations -

Thursday, January 24th 2013 @ 3-5pm
This two hour class will examine what evaluators want to see from lawyers and what lawyers need to know from evaluators.  The presentation will include an examination of how to prepare your...

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Complaints, Answers and Pre-Answer Motions - 2013 Young Litigators Forum

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013 @ 12-1pm
Speakers: Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Janice Wilson and Jonathan Hoffman of Martin Bischoff LLPThis CLE is part of the 2013 Young Litigators Forum seminar series. Sign up for this...

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Managing Your Risk - The Intersection of Claim Prevention and Professional Responsibility

Wednesday, December 19th 2012 @ 3-5pm
Note: This class will be worth two hours of ethics MCLE creditThis two-hour program will examine the intersection of law firm ethics and claims management. Attendees will learn practical ways to...

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iPad Apps and Tips

Tuesday, December 18th 2012 @ 3-5pm
The iPad has revolutionized the practice of law for those attorneys willing to discover its vast potential, not only for use in trial but also for improving productivity in the office, at home, and...

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Representing Non-English Speaking Clients - Issues in the Law

Wednesday, December 12th 2012 @ 3-5pm
NOTE: This class will be worth two Access to Justice Credits Navigating the U.S. legal system is complex for anyone, and even more so for non-English speaking clients. Our speakers will address...

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Let's Get Technical - Business Transactions in the Electronic Age

Tuesday, December 4th 2012 @ 3-5pm
Do you know about and use the latest, greatest technology to make your transactional work more efficient?  Have you ever navigated a data room or conducted a virtual closing?  There are...

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Advising Nonprofits and Serving on a Nonprofit Board - Navigating the Rules and Avoiding the Traps

Tuesday, November 13 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
There are an increasing number of rules, regulations, excise taxes and other sanctions that can apply to a tax-exempt entity.  Whether you serve on a nonprofit board or advise nonprofits as...

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Helping Clients with PTSD and Trauma-Related Disorders Navigate Through Litigation - Note: This Class will be Worth Three Access to Justice MCLE Credits

Wednesday, November 7th 2012 @ 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
PTSD expert and licensed clinical psychologist, Suzanne Best, PhD, will discuss the assessment and treatment of PTSD and trauma-related disorders and provide you with tips on how to help your...

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Consumer Protection Statutes You Never Knew Existed - Consumer Law in 2012 Seminar Series

Thursday, November 1st 2012 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Richard Slottee, Lewis & Clark Legal ClinicPart of the Consumer Law in 2012 seminar series - see series registration page for details.

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Effective Cross Examination - with Judge Michael McShane and Judge Eric Bergstrom

Tuesday, October 30th 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Join Multnomah County Circuit Court judges Michael McShane and Eric Bergstrom, both experienced trial attorneys and judges, as they discuss effective cross examination techniques. Humorous...

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The Care and Feeding of Commercial Litigation Clients

Thursday, October 25th 2012 @ 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The MBA presents a breakfast program on managing commercial litigation clients. The key to most successful commercial litigation relationships is understanding the client's goals and setting...

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Landlord-Tenant Law - Consumer Law in 2012 Seminar Series

Thursday, October 25th 2012 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Craig P. Colby, Attorney LLCPart of the Consumer Law in 2012 seminar series - see series registration page for details.

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Public Speaking for Attorneys

Wednesday, October 24th 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
What are the most common public speaking mistakes litigators make in the courtroom? What is the number one non-verbal indicator of credibility? How do you keep from using distracting fillers such...

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Foreclosure Defense - Consumer Law in 2012

Thursday, October 18th 2012 @ 12-1pm
Speakers: Ryan Vanden Brink and Raife Neuman, Intelekia Law Group LLCPart of the Consumer Law in 2012 seminar series - see series registration page for details.

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Warranties - Consumer Law in 2012 Seminar Series

Monday, October 8th 2012 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Hafez Daraee, Attorney at LawPart of the Consumer Law in 2012 seminar series - see series registration page for details.

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The Anatomy of a Derivative Action

Thursday, October 4th 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
From beginning to end, litigation of shareholder disputes is always challenging particularly for closely-held companies. Join seasoned commercial litigation trial attorneys Julie...

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Debt Collection - Consumer Law in 2012 Seminar Series

Thursday, October 4th 2012 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Justin Baxter, Baxter & Baxter LLPPart of the Consumer Law in 2012 seminar series - see series registration page for details.

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Child Abuse Reporting 2012

Thursday, September 27th 2012 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The MBA presents its annual seminar on child abuse reporting requirements. This program is intended to help lawyers meet their legal responsibilities as mandatory reporters, while maintaining their...

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Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act - Consumer Law in 2012 Seminar Series

Thursday, September 27th 2012 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Tim Quenelle, Tim Quenelle PCPart of the Consumer Law in 2012 seminar series - see series registration page for details.

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Consumer Credit - Consumer Law in 2012 Seminar Series

Thursday, September 13 2012 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Michelle Druce of Aequitas Capital ManagementPart of the Consumer Law in 2012 seminar series - see series registration page for details.

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The Business of Practicing Law

Tuesday, September 11th 2012 @ 4-6pm
You want your firm, your business, to run the distance. How do you identify bumps and potholes in the road to success? The Professional Liability Fund's Dee Crocker will moderate a presentation by...

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Winning Approaches to Opening Statements & Closing Arguments - with Bill Barton and Peter Richter

Wednesday, June 13 2012 @ 3-5pm
Learn how to craft and deliver persuasive opening statements and closing arguments from two of the most respected trial lawyers in Oregon. Whether you are a new or seasoned lawyer this program will...

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Estate Planning, Protective Proceedings and Probate Court - Tips to Hopefully Avoid, or if not, Handle Probate Litigation

Tuesday, June 12th 2012 @ 3-5pm
Join veteran elder law litigators Steve Owen of Fitzwater & Meyer LLP and Hilary Newcomb of HAN Legal for an informative course on how to minimize the chances of finding...

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HIPAA/HITECH Basics for the Business Lawyer

Thursday, June 7th 2012 @ 3 - 5pm
This CLE will address (non-litigation) aspects of HIPAA/HITECH that affect "Covered Entities" (such as doctors, hospitals and health plans), and the service providers (accountants, lawyers,...

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Appellate Law Nuts and Bolts for Litigators

Wednesday, June 6th 2012 @ 3-5pm
You've successfully tried your case, but the other side files a Notice of Appeal. Your client wants you to defend the appeal. This has never happened to you before. What happens next? How do you...

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2012 Legislative Update

Tuesday, June 5th 2012 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m
Please join two lawyer legislators to learn about the developments that took place during the Oregon State Legislature's 2012 session. This CLE will cover recent changes to criminal and civil laws...

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Multnomah County Judges Trial Practices Update 2012

Thursday, May 31st 2012 @ 3-5pm
NOTE: The Written Materials for this Class Will Include the Recently Updated Judges Trial Practices Survey This year's program will feature presentations by Judges Judith H. Matarazzo, Jean...

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Adoption

Thursday, May 31st 2012 @ 12-1 p.m.
Eighth in a series of eight weekly seminars detailing essential family law skills for the newer practitioner.Eligible for one hour of practical skills MCLE credit.

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Annual Probate Update 2012

Wednesday, May 30th 2012 @ 3-5pm
The MBA presents the 2012 Annual Probate Update, featuring the following panel members: Judge Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County; Judge Rita Batz Cobb, Washington County;...

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Washington and Clackamas County Courts Update 2012

Thursday, May 24th 2012 @ 3-4pm
The MBA CLE Committee presents a two-hour CLE focusing on Washington and Clackamas County court updates. This CLE is designed for all attorneys and will provide information and forms for navigating...

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Asset Searches, Valuation, Division and Spousal Support

Thursday, May 17th 2012 @ 12-1 p.m.
Eighth in a series of eight weekly seminars detailing essential family law skills for the newer practitioner.Eligible for one hour of practical skills MCLE credit.

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Collections 2012

Tuesday, May 15th 2012 @ 4-6pm
Once you have secured a judgment for your client, what do you need to know to collect on it?A presentation by Dan Duyckand Dan Peterson of Whipple and Duyck PC will cover tips and...

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Domestic Violence, Stalking, FAPA and Restraining Orders

Thursday, May 10th 2012 @ 12-1 p.m.
Fifth in a series of eight weekly seminars detailing essential family law skills for the newer practitioner.Eligible for one hour of practical skills MCLE credit.

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Guardianship and Conservatorship

Thursday, May 3rd 2012 @ 12-1 p.m.
Fourth in a series of eight weekly seminars detailing essential family law skills for the newer practitioner. Eligible for one hour of practical skills MCLE credit.

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Mandatory Sentencing: The De Muniz Commission Report

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012 @ 12-1pm
Over the last 30 years, Oregon's average annual prison population has grown by 448% while the state's violent crime rate has fallen by 45%. Over the last 15 years, Oregon's overall public safety...

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Litigators' Tips for Business Lawyers

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012 @ 3-5pm
This two-hour class will provide suggestions for business lawyers from a panel of trial lawyers, based on their years of experience litigating business disputes. Topics will include corporate...

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Annual Family Law Update 2012

Wednesday, March 21st 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
On March 21 the MBA will hold its annual two-hour Family Law Update. Judge Maureen McKnight, the new Chief Family Court Judge for Multnomah County, will be joined by Thomas Bittner of Schulte,...

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Professionalism & Ethics - 2012 Young Litigators Forum Seminar Series

Thursday, March 15th 2012 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: David Elkanich, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Worth 1 hour of ethics MCLE credit.

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Post-Trial Matters - 2012 Young Litigators Forum Seminar Series

Thursday, March 8th 2012 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Judge Judith Matarazzo, Multnomah County Circuit Court.Worth 1 hour of practical skills credit.

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Mergers and Acquisitions - The Devil is in the Details

Wednesday, March 7th 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Join veteran dealmakers JoDee Keegan, partner at Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue and Steve Bennett, partner at Powers McCulloch & Bennett for an in-depth discussion of the key documents...

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The Securities Fraud Case - Plaintiff and Defense Perspective

Thursday, March 1st 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Scott Shorr of Stoll Berne and Tom Hutchinson of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC will discuss how to spot securities claims and issues, the decisions relating to arbitration or litigation, and...

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Complex Litigation Management and Procedural Strategies

Wednesday, February 29th 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
What is a complex case, and how do you wade through its procedural intricacies? Four seasoned Portland attorneys will discuss their thoughts and strategies on all stages of the complex case....

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High Tech Courtroom Presentations on a Low Tech Budget

Tuesday, February 28th 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Research shows that juries pay greater attention to visual exhibits. Presenting evidence or arguments on an easel or foam board is not as interesting or engaging as viewing the same information on...

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Depositions - 2012 Young Litigators Forum Seminar Series

Thursday, February 16th 2012 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: David Markowitz, Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf PC.Worth one hour of practical skills MCLE credit.

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Mediation, Settlement and Judicial Settlement Conferences - 2012 Young Litigators Forum Seminar Series

Thursday, February 2nd 2012 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jason Wright, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP.

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Complaints, Answers and Pre-Answer Motions - 2012 Young Litigators Forum Seminar Series

Thursday, January 26th 2012 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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Multnomah County Presiding Court Update 2012

Tuesday, January 24th 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
In this two-hour update session the Multnomah County Presiding Judge and court staff will discuss the 2011 Supplemental Local Rules for Multnomah County Circuit Court and other issues unique to...

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Courtroom Nuts and Bolts - 2012 Young Litigators Forum Seminar Series

Thursday, January 19th 2012 @ 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Speakers: Judge Marilyn Litzenberger, Multnomah Couty Circuit Court and Kellie Johnson, Oregon State Bar.

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Scientific Evidence in Oregon Courts

Wednesday, December 14th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
This class will address issues faced by attorneys working with scientific evidence in Oregon civil and criminal litigation. The CLE will include discussion of such topics as: learning the...

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Ethics - Attorney's Duty to Third Parties

Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
We, as attorneys, have a duty of loyalty and confidentiality to our clients. But what duties do we have to third parties? When (if ever) during the course of interviewing a witness, must an...

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Employment Related Immigration Law - Almost Everything You Need to Know But Did Not Think to Ask

Thursday, December 8th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
This CLE will present an overview of certain employment-based temporary visa classifications such as E-1 and E-2 for treaty traders and treaty investors; F-1 for students; H-1B for professionals...

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Ethics Update 2011 - Keeping Your Foot Out of Your Mouth and Yourself Out of Trouble in the Electronic Age

Wednesday, December 7th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Assistant OSB disciplinary counsels Mary Cooper and Stacy Hankin will discuss two new ethics opinions regarding metadata and what can be disclosed publicly when seeking to withdraw from a case. The...

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Child Abuse Reporting 2011

Wednesday, November 30th 2011 @ 12:00 - 1:00 pm
The MBA presents its annual seminar on child abuse reporting requirements. This program is intended to help lawyers meet their legal responsibilities as mandatory reporters, while maintaining their...

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E-Discovery: The 200-Level Course

Thursday, November 10th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
In this two-hour seminar, Elleanor Chin of Davis Wright Tremaine will discuss the discovery of structured data: electronic discovery beyond email. The presentation will use case examples and review...

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Ethics in the Information Age

Thursday, November 10th 2011 @
Part of a nine-part seminar series entitled Intellectual Property: What Every Young Lawyer Should Know.

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Mergers & Acquisitions - Latest & Greatest Hits

Wednesday, November 9th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Has the economic worm finally made its turn and re-opened the exciting world of business transfers? Join a panel of experts: Jeff Cronn, head of Tonkon Torp's business department, Jon Summers,...

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Basics of Entertainment Law and Publishing

Thursday, November 3rd 2011 @
Part of a nine-part seminar series entitled Intellectual Property: What Every Young Lawyer Should Know.

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Clark County Presiding Court Update 2011

Tuesday, November 1st 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
This year the MBA has combined the Clark County Presiding Court Update presented by Judge Richard Melnick with a Trial Practices seminar presented by local practitioner Don Jacobs, Attorney at Law....

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Enforcing Oregon's Trust Deed Act - Nonjudicial Foreclosure From the Lender's Perspective

Thursday, October 27th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
This seminar is designed to assist both bench and bar in assessing the validity of a defense theory frequently asserted by borrowers in recent litigation - that a lender cannot foreclose...

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Financial Statement Review and Accounting Issues

Tuesday, October 25th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Lawyers are often asked to review the financial statements of a business as part of due diligence for a transaction or for general representation of business clients. What do lawyers need to know...

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Introduction to Online Contracts, Privacy Policies, Information Security and Internet Jurisdictional Issues

Thursday, October 13 2011 @
Part of a nine-part seminar series entitled Intellectual Property: What Every Young Lawyer Should Know.

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What Non-Patent Lawyers Should Know About Patents

Thursday, October 6th 2011 @
Part of a nine-part seminar series entitled Intellectual Property: What Every Young Lawyer Should Know.

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Basics of Trademark Law

Thursday, September 29th 2011 @
Part of a nine-part seminar series entitled Intellectual Property: What Every Young Lawyer Should Know.

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Legislative Update 2011 - Note: This one hour seminar is worth 1 OSB MCLE credit

Wednesday, September 28th 2011 @ 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Please join two lawyer legislators to learn about the developments that took place during the Oregon Legislature's 2011 session. This CLE will cover recent changes to the law that may affect your...

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Fraud Detection and Prevention - Tools to Protect Your Law Firm and Your Clients

Tuesday, September 20th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Note: This class will be followed by a hosted receptionEven with the tightest internal controls, nearly every business is subject to fraud risk today, and law firms are no exception. Surveys by the...

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Basics of Copyright Law

Thursday, September 15th 2011 @
Part of a nine-part seminar series entitled Intellectual Property: What Every Young Lawyer Should Know.

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Joint Defense, Common Interest, and Settlement Privileges - Navigating Confidentiality Obligations to Third-Parties

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
The joint defense, common interest, and settlement negotiation privileges require extending our duty to maintain the confidentiality of communications to third parties, who sometimes can or will...

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Developing Winning Themes

Thursday, June 9th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
An important key to any trial is developing coherent, believable and compelling themes that will allow the judge and jury to see the facts as building blocks supporting the result you desire. Two...

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Valuation Disputes in Commercial Cases - Litigation Strategy and Expert Advice

Wednesday, June 8th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
This class will discuss how to determine the appropriate standard of value for a matter, what factors cause experts to reach widely varying conclusions and the best way to explain the value to a...

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How to Effectively Present and Defend PIP and UM/UIM Claims

Wednesday, June 1st 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
This seminar is designed to assist the practitioner in assessing claims relating to Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits and Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage. The...

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Multnomah County Judges Trial Practices Update 2011

Thursday, May 26th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
This year's Trial Practices Update will feature presentations by Judges Maureen McKnight, Stephen K. Bushong and Edward J. Jones. The seminar will focus on evidentiary issues that Multnomah County...

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Multnomah County Presiding Court Update 2011

Wednesday, May 25th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
This two-hour update session will feature Multnomah County Presiding Judge Jean Maurer and members of the court staff. Judge Maurer and her staff will discuss the 2011 Supplemental Local Rules for...

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Annual Probate Update 2011

Wednesday, May 4th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
The MBA presents the 2011 Annual Probate Update, featuring the following panel members: Judge Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County; Judge Rita Batz Cobb, Washington County; a Probate Coordinator...

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The New ADA in Action - Practical Advice About the Interpretation of the New Disability Law

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
It has been two years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was radically altered by the ADA Amendments Act and the landscape of disability discrimination law will never be the same. How have...

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Mandatory Arbitration Training 2011 - Basic training to qualify for Multnomah County Arbitration Panel. Participation is a requirement for inclusion on the list of court appointed arbitrators.

Friday, April 29th 2011 @ 12:00 - 2:00 pm
This program will feature Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Edward J. Jones and a panel of experienced arbitrators who will explain and discuss the statutes, rules, case law and ethical issues...

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Washington and Clackamas County Courts Update

Thursday, April 28th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
The MBA's Continuing Legal Education Committee presents a two-hour CLE focusing on Washington and Clackamas County court updates. This CLE is designed for all attorneys and will provide information...

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Insurance Coverage in Construction Defect Litigation 101

Monday, January 31st 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
There's a construction defect, and it's your client's fault. What is the occurrence? What triggers coverage? What are the standard exclusions? Additional insureds? And what about your own ethical...

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Appellate Basics for Trial Lawyers

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Appellate practice in Oregon is heavily populated by specialists. Many litigators, though, will have occasion to handle an appeal or two in the course of their careers. Some may even develop a...

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