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Washington and Clackamas County Court Update

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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Advising Nonprofits and Serving on a Nonprofit Board

Tuesday, June 14th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
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 part...

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Annual Probate Update

Thursday, June 9th 2016 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
The MBA presents the 2016 Annual Probate Update, featuring Judge Andrew Erwin, Washington County; Judge Robert Herndon, Clackamas County; Bryan Marsh, Multnomah County Probate Supervisor; and...

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Estate Litigation

Thursday, June 9th 2016 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Speaker: Matthew Whitman, Matthew Whitman PCPart of a nine-part series for lawyers interested in growing a practice focusing on estate planning, or for those looking to bolster their general...

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Campus Sexual Assaults - Understanding Title IX and Federal Policy

Wednesday, June 8th 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This panel discussion will explore how sexual assault allegations on college campuses are investigated and adjudicated, including the role schools, law enforcement agencies and courts do and...

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Beating the Odds: Defenses to Superfund Liability

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
As EPA issues the Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site and cleanup costs are likely to exceed a billion dollars, the "divisibility of harm" defense to CERCLA joint and...

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Marriage Issues and Estate Planning

Thursday, June 2nd 2016 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Speaker: John Christianson and Dylan Cernitz, Gevurtz MenashePart of a nine-part series for lawyers interested in growing a practice focusing on estate planning, or for those looking to bolster...

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Guardianship and Conservatorships

Friday, May 27th 2016 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Speaker: Julie Meyer Rowett, Yazzolino Rowett & Edgel LLPPart of a nine-part series for lawyers interested in growing a practice focusing on estate planning, or for those looking to...

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Tax Issues and Estate Planning

Thursday, May 19th 2016 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Speakers: Kay Abramowitz & June Wiyrick Flores, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLPPart of a nine-part series for lawyers interested in growing a practice focusing on estate planning, or for...

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Capacity and Substituted Decision Making

Thursday, May 12th 2016 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Speaker: Darin Dooley, Law Offices of Nay & FriedenbergPart of a nine-part series for lawyers interested in growing a practice focusing on estate planning, or for those looking to bolster their...

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Soft Tissue Injuries - Understanding the Medicine and the Case Issues

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
Practitioners will learn how to navigate clients' medical treatment issues from intake forward, including proper documentation and communicating with PIP and providers.  Dr. Stephen Wagner...

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Government Benefits and Estate Planning

Monday, May 9th 2016 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Speaker: Melanie Marmion, Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion LLPPart of a nine-part series for lawyers interested in growing a practice focusing on estate planning, or for those looking to...

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All's Well That Ends Well - Settlement Agreements and Releases

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
All's well that ends well ... unless you've messed up. Jan Kitchel, Cable Huston, LLP and Johnathan Mansfield, Mansfield Law, will engage in a spirited discussion of wows, oops and oh-no's in the...

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Calculating and Presenting Lost Profits Damages

Thursday, April 28th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Would you like to understand lost profits calculations so that you can effectively cross examine an expert? Or do you know what information to request from opposing parties to support lost profits...

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Estate Administration

Thursday, April 28th 2016 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Speaker: Chief Probate Judge Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County Circuit CourtPart of a nine-part series for lawyers interested in growing a practice focusing on estate planning, or for those...

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Discovery - Let's Get Real

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Update your skills in the art of conceiving and composing effective discovery requests in state and federal court, writing genuinely specific (with particularity) requests and objections, talking...

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Updates on Real Property Documentation and Title Insurance in Oregon

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Please join us for a panel presentation regarding real property title insurance and deeds in Oregon. Alan Brickley, Retired (Emeritus) Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company, will...

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Advanced Trust Planning

Thursday, April 21st 2016 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Speaker: Jackson Lewis, Tonkon Torp LLPPart of a nine-part series for lawyers interested in growing a practice focusing on estate planning, or for those looking to bolster their general practice...

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Wills and Trusts 101 - YLS Estate Law CLE Series 2016

Thursday, April 14th 2016 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Speaker: Katharine West, Wyse Kadish LLPPart of a nine-part series for lawyers interested in growing a practice focusing on estate planning, or for those looking to bolster their general practice...

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Family Law Update

Wednesday, March 30th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
On March 30, the MBA will hold its annual two-hour Family Law Update. Multnomah County Chief Family Court Judge Maureen McKnight, will be joined by Thomas Bittner of Schulte, Anderson, Downes,...

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Atticus Finch: Role Model, Racist or Realist?

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Come for a full and open discussion of the best and the worst about fictional lawyer Atticus Finch as portrayed in Harper Lee's books, To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman....

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Presiding Court Update

Thursday, March 3rd 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
In this update session, 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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Medical Record Discovery Issues in the Motor Vehicle Case

Wednesday, February 24th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
With any motor vehicle crash injury case discovery issues arise regarding medical records and ORCP 44 Exams of the Plaintiff. This two-hour program will address discovery strategies, counter...

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Mary Jane at Work: Employment Law Implications of Marijuana Use

Wednesday, February 17th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
This past year, the use of recreational marijuana became authorized in Oregon. As a result, employers and employees face new challenges and conflicting pressures on how to deal with marijuana use...

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Top 10 Electronic Discovery Tips

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Evidence Matters! Learn how to collect, review and present electronic evidence in all types of litigation. You will see demonstrations and real-world examples showing the use of computer,...

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The Top 10 Labor and Employment Updates for 2016

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
As always seems to be the case, the past year has produced some monumental changes in the area of labor and employment law. Oregon lawyers will once again need to adapt their practices to deal...

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What Family-Law Trial Lawyers Should Know about the Appellate Process

Thursday, January 21st 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Most family law cases stay at the trial court level, but not all do. Appellate issues can come up unpredictably. Whether your client might benefit from an appeal, or might benefit from avoiding...

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Criminal Practice in Multnomah County

Wednesday, January 20th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Criminal practice in Multnomah County can be complex, with different types of cases having their own associated dockets, programs, resolution options, and procedural pathways. Multnomah County's...

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Lawyers in Transition: How to Avoid the Ethical and Practical Pitfalls of Legal Recruiting

Wednesday, December 16th 2015 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Lawyers moving from one job to another can create a host of potential problems for themselves and their employers. This two-hour program will address the most common ethical issues that arise...

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Witness Preparation - A How to Guide for More Effective Preparation Sessions

Thursday, November 19th 2015 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Covering deposition and trial preparation, this CLE highlights the shortcomings of traditional approaches used and advice given in the preparation of key witnesses and provides a detailed "how...

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Advising Cannabusinesses in Oregon's Newest Emerging Market

Thursday, November 5th 2015 @ 3:00-5:00pm
This CLE is being presented by Bernard Chamberlain and Genny Kiley of Emerge Law Group; and Sean Clancy of Sean Clancy Law, counsel who have been the pioneers providing legal advice to businesses...

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Collateral Immigration Issues in Your Practice - What You Need to Know if You Don't Practice Immigration Law

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
Hear from immigration lawyers about the ways immigration law impacts your practice. Consider how immigration status may affect access to the courts and access to effective representation, as well...

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Accounting Literacy for Corporate Attorneys and Litigators

Thursday, October 29th 2015 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Let's just admit it - lawyers are usually not numbers people, and certainly not accountants. For this session, two very experienced CPAs give lessons on how to navigate and understand the types...

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The Slants Band - Racial Slur or Reclaiming of a Stereotype?

Wednesday, October 28th 2015 @ 12:00pm-1:30pm
In April 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the US Patent and Trademark Office's decision denying a trademark request by the Portland band "The Slants" on the ground that...

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Elder Abuse Reporting

Tuesday, October 27th 2015 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Amber Hollister, Deputy General Counsel to the Oregon State Bar; Ellen Klem, Oregon Department of Justice; and Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Katherine Tennyson, will present this CLE...

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Advanced Litigation Skills Series: Applying the Rules of Evidence - with Judges Adrienne Nelson and Youlee You, Multnomah County Circuit Court

Thursday, October 22nd 2015 @ 12-1pm
Part of the Advanced Litigation Skills CLE Seminar Series. Register below to attend the class for $25, or sign up for the entire nine-part series and pay just $120.

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Advanced Litigation Skills Series: Experts - with speaker Courtney Dippel, Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP

Thursday, October 15th 2015 @ 12-1pm
Part of the Advanced Litigation Skills CLE Seminar Series. Register below to attend the class for $25, or sign up for the entire nine-part series and pay just $120.

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Legislative Update

Thursday, October 8th 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
Hear about key developments during the 2015 session of Oregon State Legislature, focusing on changes to laws that may affect your business/property rights/litigation practice or your clients'...

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Advanced Litigation Skills Series: Cross Examination - with Speaker Daniel Skerritt, Tonkon Torp LLP

Thursday, October 8th 2015 @ 12-1pm
Part of the Advanced Litigation Skills CLE Seminar Series. Register below to attend the class for $25, or sign up for the entire nine-part series and pay just $120.

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Summary Judgment 2015

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sarah Crooks, Perkins Coie and Andrew Schpak, Barran Liebman will discuss the effective preparation of summary judgment motions and presentation of oral argument, including what to cover in...

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Advising Clients on Data Security & Data Privacy Issues

Thursday, October 1st 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
With data breaches in the news every day, more businesses are looking to their lawyers for advice on what data security obligations apply to them, and whether they are complying with those...

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Advanced Litigation Skills: Direct Examination - with speaker Shannon Armstrong, Markowitz Herbold PC

Thursday, October 1st 2015 @ 12-1pm
Part of the Advanced Litigation Skills CLE Seminar Series. Register below to attend the class for $25, or sign up for the entire nine-part series and pay just $120.

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Public Speaking for Attorneys 2015

Tuesday, September 29th 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
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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Advanced Litigation Skills Series: Opening Statements - with speaker Peter Richter, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Thursday, September 24th 2015 @ 12-1pm
Part of the Advanced Litigation Skills CLE Seminar Series. Register below to attend the class for $25, or sign up for the entire nine-part series and pay just $120.

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Exceptions to the Trial Commandments

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
When should you consider rejecting mainstream trial advocacy rules? Legendary Oregon trial lawyers Bill Barton and David Markowitz will discuss how and when to break traditional rules in trial...

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Advanced Litigation Skills Series: Countdown to Trial - with speaker Jason Kafoury, Kafoury & McDougal

Thursday, September 17th 2015 @ 12-1pm
Part of the Advanced Litigation Skills CLE Seminar Series. Register below to attend the class for $25, or sign up for the entire nine-part series and pay just $120.

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Annual Probate Update 2015

Thursday, June 11th 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
The MBA presents the 2015 Annual Probate Update, featuring Judge Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County; Judge Andrew Erwin, Washington County; Judge Robert Herndon, Clackamas County; and Sibylle...

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Evidentiary Implications of Technology in the Courtroom

Tuesday, June 9th 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
This two-hour program will cover evidentiary implications of technology in the courtroom. Attendees will hear seasoned Oregon attorneys Ralph Spooner and Tim Williams discuss a variety of issues...

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Bankruptcy (2015 YLS Business Law Series)

Thursday, June 4th 2015 @ 12:00-1:00pm
Speaker: Susan Ford, Sussman Shank LLPPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on business law and intended for the newer practitioner - see full description for details.

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Purchase and Sale of a Business or Its Assets (2015 YLS Business Law Series)

Thursday, May 28th 2015 @ 12:00-1:00pm
Speaker: Martin Medeiros, Medeiros Law Group IncPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on business law and intended for the newer practitioner - see full description for details.

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Non-Disclosure, Non-Competition & Non-Solicitation Agreements (2015 YLS Business Law Series)

Thursday, May 21st 2015 @ 12:00-1:00pm
Speaker: Iris Tilley, Barran Liebman LLPPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on business law and intended for the newer practitioner - see full description for details.

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Contract Drafting (2015 YLS Business Law Series)

Thursday, May 14th 2015 @ 12:00-1:00pm
Speaker: Darren Nakata, Perkins Coie LLPPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on business law and intended for the newer practitioner - see full description for details.

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Commercial Leasing: Landlord & Tenant Perspectives

Wednesday, May 6th 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
This seminar takes you through the ins and outs of the key provisions in commercial leases, including recent developments in this area of the law. Come to this informative CLE session to hear...

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Secured Transactions (2015 YLS Business Law Series)

Thursday, April 30th 2015 @ 12:00-1:00pm
Speaker: David Hercher, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLPPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on business law and intended for the newer practitioner - see full description for details.

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ERISA Benefits Litigation: Basics & Hot Topics

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
The MBA presents a two-hour program on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) insurance litigation. ERISA broadly preempts otherwise applicable state law and gives the federal courts...

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Washington & Clackamas County Courts Update

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
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...

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Tax Law for the Business Lawyer (2015 YLS Business Law Series)

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 @ 12:00-1:00pm
Speaker: Abby Landon, Williams KastnerPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on business law and intended for the newer practitioner - see full description for details.

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Entity Selection and Corporate Formalities (YLS Business Law Series 2015)

Thursday, April 16th 2015 @ 12:00-1:00pm
Speaker: Robert Muth, Kilmer Voorhees & Laurick PCPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on business law and intended for the newer practitioner - see full description for details.

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Buying, Selling, or Transitioning in or out of Law Practice

Wednesday, April 8th 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
Note: This class is worth .5 hours of ethics credit and 1.5 hours of general MCLE credit.   The MBA presents a two-hour program on buying, selling and transitioning in and out of...

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Animal Law - Are Neglected Animals Personal Property or Victims?

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 @ 3-5pm
Historically, criminal law written to protect animals from abuse and impose punishments for such conduct has treated this as a crime against public policy and the public generally. Following...

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Assisted Reproductive Technology Law for Practitioners

Thursday, March 19th 2015 @ 3-5pm
Expose yourself to a growing area of law: Come learn the basics about family formation law. It is an emerging, collaborative area of law fraught with interesting legal issues. The rights and...

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Presenting Expert Witnesses at Trial

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 @ 3-5pm
The MBA presents a two-hour "how-to" program on expert witnesses at trial. Our panelists will discuss how to prepare an expert for trial, how to effectively present expert testimony to a jury,...

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Professionalism & Ethics (Young Litigators Forum 2015)

Thursday, March 12th 2015 @ 12-1pm
Note: Worth one hour of ethics MCLE creditSpeaker: David Elkanich, Holland & Knight LLPPart of a series of nine weekly seminars intended as an introduction to practicing litigation in Multnomah...

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Multnomah County Presiding Court Update 2015

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 @ 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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Summary Judgment (Young Litigators Forum 2015)

Thursday, February 26th 2015 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Craig Capon, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PCPart of a series of nine weekly seminars intended as an introduction to practicing litigation in Multnomah County - see flyer for details.

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An Update on the Status of the Affordable Care Act and its Impact on Practitioners

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 @ 3-5pm
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is five years old this March.  Challenges to the Act continue and, indeed, one of the most important challenges will be heard by the United...

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Arbitration (Young Litigators Forum 2015)

Thursday, February 19th 2015 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Christopher Hill, Christopher T. Hill PCPart of a series of nine weekly seminars intended as an introduction to practicing litigation in Multnomah County - see flyer for details.

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Preparing Clients for Depositions

Thursday, February 19th 2015 @ 3-5pm
As the saying goes, cases are won or lost in deposition. A client's poor performance in a deposition can destroy your case, while an excellent one can devastate your opponent's. The stakes are...

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International Law Issues in Domestic Litigation

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 @ 3-5pm
When do U.S. courts have jurisdiction over foreign parties? How do you serve a foreign defendant abroad? When does foreign law apply to a party's claim and how do you prove what that foreign law...

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Depositions (Young Litigators Forum 2015)

Thursday, February 12th 2015 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Judy Snyder, Law Offices of Judy SnyderPart of a series of nine weekly seminars intended as an introduction to practicing litigation in Multnomah County - see flyer for details.

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Discovery (Young Litigators Forum 2015)

Thursday, February 5th 2015 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Cliff Davidson, Sussman Shank LLPPart of a series of nine weekly seminars intended as an introduction to practicing litigation in Multnomah County - see flyer for details.

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15 for '15 - The Top 15 Labor and Employment Updates for 2015

Thursday, February 5th 2015 @ 3-5pm
As always seems to be the case, the past year has produced some monumental changes in the area of labor and employment law. Oregon lawyers will once again need to adapt their practices to deal...

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Elder Abuse Reporting 2015

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 @ 12:00-1:00pm
Note: This class is worth 1 hour of elder abuse MCLE credit. Amber Hollister, Deputy General Counsel to the Oregon State Bar;  Ellen Klem, Oregon Department of Justice; and...

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Mediation, Settlement and Judicial Settlement Conferences (Young Litigators Forum 2015)

Thursday, January 29th 2015 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Graham Sweitzer, Kilmer Vorhees & Laurick PCPart of a series of nine weekly seminars intended as an introduction to practicing litigation in Multnomah County - see flyer for details.

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Strategies for Litigating Attorney Fee Petitions

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 @ 3-5pm
Attorney fee awards can be a hotly litigated issue in state and federal court litigation.  In this program, our panelists - Judge Jerome LaBarre, Judge Michael Simon, and David...

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Courtroom Nuts and Bolts (Young Litigators Forum 2015)

Thursday, January 15th 2015 @ 12-2pm
Speakers: Judges Gregory Silver & Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County Circuit CourtPart of a series of nine weekly seminars intended as an introduction to practicing litigation in...

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The Challenges and Rewards of Representing Non-English Speaking Clients

Thursday, January 15th 2015 @ 3-5pm
Navigating the legal system can be daunting for any client, and even more so for clients who speak limited or no English. Join Judge Oscar Garcia, Washington County Circuit Court; Irina...

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Mandatory Training to Become a Multnomah County Arbitrator

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 @ 3-5pm
This program will feature Multnomah County Presiding Judge Nan Waller and a panel of experienced arbitrators who will explain and discuss the statutes, rules, case law and ethical issues...

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Oregon Legalized it... Now What?

Tuesday, January 13 2015 @ 3-5pm
This CLE explores the planned implementation of Measure 91 legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the general scheme for the regulation of recreational and medical marijuana producers and...

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Fire and Other First-Party Insurance Claims

Thursday, December 18th 2014 @ 3-5pm
First Party insurance claims are those made by an insured against his or her own insurance company. Typical examples of first-party claims are those made against a homeowner's insurance policy to...

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Nontraditional Law Practices - The New Frontier

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Note: Worth two hours of ethics MCLE creditThe legal marketplace is changing. Consumers are now demanding or can only afford limited legal representation. So too is the definition of the...

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Ethical Issues in Employment Practice - 2014 Fall Employment Law CLE Series

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 @ 12-1pm
Speakers: Amber Hollister, Oregon State Bar and Amy Angel, Barran Liebman LLPNote: Worth one hour of ethics OSB MCLE creditPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on employment law issues and...

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The Portland Harbor Superfund Site Demystified

Tuesday, November 18th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Whether you are a business litigator or a transactional lawyer, your clients and practice may be impacted by the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, one of the largest and most complex Superfund sites...

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Getting on the Ballot - A Guide to Ballot Initiative Law in Oregon

Thursday, October 30th 2014 @ 3-5pm
In nearly every election, Oregon voters are asked to weigh in on a variety of state and local initiatives. But how do those initiatives end up on the ballot in the first place? Join Steve Berman of...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? - What to Think About when Considering Withdrawing from a Case

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Note: This class will be worth 1 hour of OSB MCLE ethics credit and 1 hour of general credit. Even the best and most conscientious lawyers occasionally find it necessary to consider...

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Understanding Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements - 2014 Fall Employment Law CLE Series

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 @ 12-1pm
Speakers: John Dudrey and Ed Piper, Stoel Rives LLPPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on employment law issues and intended for newer attorneys - see flyer for details.

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Oregon Benefit Companies - Merging Profit and Public Benefit

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 @ 3-5pm
Almost a year has passed since Oregon authorized the formation of Benefit Company entities. Join Lane Powell Shareholder, Jeffery Wolfstone and Equilibrium Capital Co-Founder, William Campbell for...

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Privilege and Ethics Issues Related to In-House General Counsel within a Small or Mid-sized Law Firm

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 @ 3-5pm
To what extent can lawyers within the same small or mid-sized law firm communicate confidentially regarding an ethics or malpractice issue involving a current client? The Oregon Supreme Court...

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Negotiation Skills and Tactics

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Negotiation is a fundamental part of most legal practices. Yet, few attorneys have received formal negotiation training or understand basic negotiation approaches. Mediator Richard Spier, Scott...

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Avoiding Discipline in Oregon - What's New, What's Not

Thursday, September 25th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Note: This class will be worth 2 hours of OSB MCLE ethics credit. View lawyer discipline from behind the scenes with Dawn Evans, OSB Disciplinary Counsel and Director of Regulatory Services,...

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Ten Ways to Address the Risk of Litigation in Documenting the Deal

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Join transactional attorney Michelle Slater of Michelle Slater Law LLC and litigator Joe Franco of Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf PC as they address best practices for minimizing the risk of...

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How Jurors Really Think 2014 - A Live Focus Group Evaluates a Premises Liability Case

Thursday, June 26th 2014 @ 2-5pm
Note: Recorded seminar worth 2.5 hours of practice skills OSB MCLE credit.This class will be a live demonstration of a focus group in a typical premises liability case. Due to the popularity of...

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Adoption - YLS Family Law Seminar Series 2014

Thursday, June 12th 2014 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Scott Adams, Attorney at LawPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on family law issues and intended for newer attorneys - see flyer for details.

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Bankruptcy & Tax Issues - YLS Family Law Seminar Series 2014

Thursday, June 5th 2014 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Ann Chapman, Vanden Bos & Chapman LLPPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on family law issues and intended for newer attorneys - see flyer for details.

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Annual Probate Court Update and eCourt Presentation

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 @ 2:30-4pm
Note: Archived recordings worth 1.5 hours of OSB MCLE credit The MBA presents the 2014 Annual Probate Update, featuring Judge Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County; Judge Andrew...

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Appellate Tips for Success

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 @ 3-5pm
The appeals forum is a vastly different world from trial court advocacy. Join us for an informative discussion with veteran Appellate Court Judge David Schuman on the techniques that...

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Current Legal and Tactical Conundrums in Employment Cases

Tuesday, May 27th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Employment law is an ever-changing area. Attend this two-hour presentation to learn about recent case law, statutory, and regulatory developments. Trends and changes on the horizon will also be...

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Collecting on Judgments

Wednesday, May 21st 2014 @ 3-5pm
Judgments are great - but collection is what your client cares about.  Learn how to "get it done" efficiently and add to your tool chest of creative techniques while avoiding the minefields....

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Domestic Violence & Criminal Issues - YLS Family Law Seminar Series 2014

Thursday, May 15th 2014 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Lisa Ludwig, Attorney at LawPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on family law issues and intended for newer attorneys - see flyer for details.

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Clark County Presiding Court Update 2014

Tuesday, May 6th 2014 @ 3-5pm
The 2014 Clark County Presiding Court Update will be presented by Clark County Superior Court Judge John Nichols and Vancouver civil litigator Don Jacobs. This class is designed for anyone who...

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Child Custody - YLS Family Law Seminar Series 2014

Thursday, May 1st 2014 @ 12-1pm
Speaker: Miranda Summer, Summer Trainor LLPPart of a series of nine weekly seminars on family law issues and intended for newer attorneys - see flyer for details.

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Evaluating, Prosecuting and Defending Non-Compete and Trade Secret Litigation

Thursday, April 24th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Significant changes to Oregon's noncompetition statute, coupled with the growth in electronic communications and social media, now require fresh and creative approaches to evaluating, defending and...

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Washington and Clackamas Presiding Courts Update 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 @ 3-5pm
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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Tax Planning for the Taxable Estate

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 @ 3-5pm
Note: This class is co-sponsored by UO Law and will be held at the White Stag Building in Room 142/144, 70 NW Couch St, Portland. The CLE will detail how to assess a client's exposure to...

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Advising Nonprofits and Serving on a Nonprofit Board 2014 - Navigating the Rules and Avoiding the Traps

Tuesday, April 8th 2014 @ 3-5pm
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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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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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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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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