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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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A Litigator's Guide to Preservation

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 @ 3-5pm
The facts may make or break a case at trial, but the legal rules of preservation can make or break the case on appeal. Whether there's a risk that the other side may appeal a verdict for your...

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Child Abuse Reporting 2014

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 @ 12-1pm
Note: Worth one hour of child abuse reporting MCLE credit The MBA presents its annual seminar on child abuse reporting requirements. This program is intended to help lawyers meet their legal...

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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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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: Seminar runs from 2-5 p.m. and will be worth three hours of practical skills MCLE creditThis class will be a live demonstration of a focus group in a typical premises liability case. Due to...

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Using Technology to Handle Litigation in Today's World - Case Analysis and Beyond

Tuesday, June 24th 2014 @ 7:30-9am
Note: Registration fee includes breakfast, which will be available at 7:30am. Seminar runs from 8-9am and will be worth one hour of general OSB MCLE credit.Join attorney David V. Dilenschneider,...

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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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Multnomah County Trial Practices and eCourt Presentation

Thursday, May 22nd 2014 @ 3-5pm
This year's program will feature presentations by Judges Ed Jones, Judy Matarazzo and David Rees. Topics will include motion practice, jury selection, briefing, jury...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alternative Fee Arrangements

Thursday, December 19th 2013 @ 3-5pm
Are you wondering how contingent, flat, and everything-in-between alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) could fit your practice?  Hear from in-house and outside civil counsel, an ethics expert,...

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The Affordable Care Act - Sailing in a Sea of Change

Wednesday, December 18th 2013 @ 3-5pm
Join veteran health care practitioner Bruce Howell, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, D'Anne Gilmore, from the Oregon Insurance Division and Michael Schopf, from Cover Oregon for their informed...

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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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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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Litigating a Contested Foreclosure Case in Oregon

Tuesday, June 4th 2013 @ 3-5pm
Judicial foreclosures have increased dramatically in Oregon due to the Court of Appeals ruling on MERS in Niday v. GMAC Mortgage and the mediation requirements imposed by Senate Bill 1552....

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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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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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Multnomah County Trial Practices Seminar 2013

Wednesday, May 8th 2013 @ 3-5 p.m.
This year's program will feature presentations by Judges Stephen Bushong, Jean Maurer and John Wittmayer. Topics will include motion practice, jury selection, briefing, jury instructions, making...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Insurance Coverage - Fundamentals and Hot Topics

Tuesday, December 11th 2012 @ 3-5pm
The MBA presents a two-hour program on insurance coverage. Panelists representing both insurer and policyholder perspectives will discuss basic insurance coverage principles as well as recent...

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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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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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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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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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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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