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Managing Electronic Discovery - Legal Developments and Practical Tips

Thursday, June 15th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Litigation attorney Ian Christy of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP and Adam Bowen of DTI will discuss recent developments in the law of electronic discovery, including the impact of the...

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Visual Presentations in the Courtroom - How to Use the Simplicity of an iPad to Transform How You Try Cases

Tuesday, June 13 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
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,...

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Multnomah County Trial Practices Update

Thursday, June 8th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
This year's program will feature presentations by Multnomah County Chief Civil Court Judge Stephen Bushong and Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Dailey. Topics will include...

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Early Dispute Resolution for Business Lawyers

Thursday, June 1st 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Learn strategies to effectively and efficiently resolve business disputes before costly litigation is the only choice.  Shannon Armstrong, shareholder at Markowitz Herbold, and Nicholas...

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Clackamas and Washington County Court Updates

Wednesday, May 31st 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
The MBA CLE Committee presents a two-hour CLE focusing on Clackamas and Washington County court updates. This CLE is designed for all attorneys and will provide information and forms for...

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Litigating in the Public Eye

Tuesday, May 30th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Welcome to the new world of instant news... worthy or not. When our cases end up attracting media attention (whether we want them to or not), attorneys need to know how to deal with media and...

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Annual Probate Update 2017

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
The MBA presents the 2017 Annual Probate Update, featuring Judge Janelle Wipper, Washington County; Judge Robert Herndon, Clackamas County; Judge Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County County; and...

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

Thursday, May 4th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
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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Bond and Lien Law in Oregon

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Join us for a primer on Oregon bond and lien law, with a brief comparison of Oregon to Washington. William Fig, Sussman Shank, is presenting this class intended for attorneys who practice in the...

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

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 @ 2-5:00pm
This class will be a live demonstration of a focus group in a car wreck personal injury case.                Jeffrey...

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What Every Lawyer Should Know About Driving Under the Influence Intoxicant Cases

Thursday, April 20th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Presenters David Eder, Thuemmel Uhle & Eder and Mae Lee Browning, Cohen & Browning will cover the DUII investigative procedure for alcohol and drugs. Additionally, the course will focus on...

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Appellate Practice: What Every Trial Attorney Needs to Know

Wednesday, April 19th 2017 @ 2:30pm-4:30pm
This seminar will cover appellate practice tips, tricks and pitfalls that trial attorneys should consider in their pre-appeal and appellate practice. This seminar will address considerations in...

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Taking Some Sticks from the Property Rights Bundle - Adverse Possession, Prescriptive Easements, and Other Real Property Encumbrances

Wednesday, April 12th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Litigator Laurie Hager, a partner in Sussman Shank LLP's Real Estate and Construction practice groups, will discuss Oregon law on hidden encumbrances that may impact real property rights. This...

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Resolving Discovery Disputes

Thursday, March 23rd 2017 @ 3:00pm-4:30pm
Discovery disputes can be time-consuming and expensive to resolve. Fortunately, many of them are also unnecessary.   This class will provide young attorneys with tips and strategies for...

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Filing Claims Against Contractors for Residential Construction Defects - What Lawyers Need to Know from a Plaintiff and Defense Perspective

Thursday, March 16th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Make sure you know the requirements for both filing and defending claims against residential construction contractors and learn what it takes to build/defend your case. We are pleased to announce...

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Family Law Update 2017

Wednesday, March 15th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
On March 15, 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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Great Lawyer, Bad Manager - Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes Lawyers and Law Firms Make as Employers

Thursday, March 9th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Dan Rowan, an attorney at Bullard Law, will discuss the most common mistakes lawyers make as employers and provide practical guidance on how to avoid them. Topics will include separation...

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Presiding Court Update 2017

Thursday, March 2nd 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
In this session, Multnomah County Presiding Judge Nan Waller, the Chief Judges and court staff will present on the state of the court, review new  Supplemental Local Rules, provide tips...

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Multnomah County Criminal Law

Thursday, February 23rd 2017 @ 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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Employment Law Update 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
Change seems to be the only constant in the labor and employment law world. The last year was marked by many new statutes, regulations, ordinances and cases that impact employees, employers and...

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Post Judgment Collections - What Can You Do When the Judgment Debtor Won't Pay?

Thursday, February 16th 2017 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
This seminar will review post judgment collection methods available in Oregon, including execution, garnishment, supplemental proceedings (debtor examinations) and other techniques to help you...

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Managing Risk and Reputation - The Value of Building Strong Legal and Public Affairs Partnerships

Tuesday, February 7th 2017 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
Learn how aligning public relations strategy with legal strategy is becoming more important in this era of digital journalism, social media, public advocacy and accountability. Join Anna Richter...

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Discrimination Because of Sex Under Title VII in the 21st Century

Wednesday, February 1st 2017 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
What does "because of sex" mean in 2017? Since its addition to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the prohibition on workplace discrimination "because of sex" has been constantly evolving....

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'Til Death (Or Otherwise) Do We Part - The Interplay Between Family Law Issues and Estate Planning

Tuesday, January 31st 2017 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
The MBA CLE Committee is pleased to present this two-hour class on key intersections of family law and estate planning. Family law attorney, Mark Barzda and trust and estates lawyer, Taylor...

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Brewery Law - The Top 10 Things You Didn't Know You Don't Know

Thursday, January 26th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Oregon is home to more than 200 breweries which produce more than 1.7 million barrels of craft beer every year. Most of those breweries are run by small businesses that need attorneys to help...

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Evidence in Family Law

Tuesday, January 24th 2017 @ 3:00-5:00pm
The Honorable Patrick W. Henry, Multnomah County Circuit Court judge and lawyer Daniel Margolin, Stephens & Margolin, will lead an interactive presentation on challenging evidentiary issues...

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Appellate Update

Thursday, December 15th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Please join the MBA for a two-hour update on Oregon appellate decisions.  Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bushong and Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rives Kistler will present an...

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The Robe as Sword and Shield - How Should the Bench Model and Enforce Professionalism

Wednesday, December 14th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
A panel of judges committed to advancing professionalism among the bar will discuss the role the bench plays in enforcing professionalism both inside and outside the courtroom.A panel of judges,...

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Effective Use of Time and Technology - Eliminate, Automate, Delegate, Do

Tuesday, December 13 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Note: Seminar approved for one hour of general and one hour of professional management assistance (2 total)Successful lawyers use technology and manage their time effectively to reach their goals....

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Representing Incapacitated Clients

Wednesday, December 7th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Note: The MBA has applied for one hour of ethics and one hour of general OSB MCLE credit, for two credits total.What ethical rules guide legal representation of a client suffering from...

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Child Abuse Reporting 2016

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The MBA presents its annual seminar on attorney child abuse reporting requirements. This program is intended to help lawyers meet their legal responsibilities as mandatory reporters, while...

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Recovering Emotional Distress Damages

Thursday, October 27th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
The panel will discuss the availability of emotional distress damages under Oregon law and provide practice tips for successfully pleading and trying claims for emotional distress damages. Join...

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Taming The Medicare Gorilla In Your Injury Cases

Wednesday, October 26th 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance has been an irritable 800-pound gorilla. But you can take steps to gain better control of MSP compliance. MSP compliance remains a complicated,...

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Personal Injury - Maximizing Case Value through Creativity, Strategy and Tenacity

Thursday, October 13 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This seminar is intended for the plaintiff's personal injury practitioner and the general practitioner who handles personal injury cases. The seminar mixes theory and strategy, focusing on the most...

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Insurance Coverage for Small Businesses

Tuesday, October 11th 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Business attorneys, as well as litigators, need to understand the basics of insurance coverage. Insurance is a critical component of company risk management - which is part of the role of a...

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Elder Abuse Reporting 2016

Wednesday, September 28th 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New elder abuse reporting requirements for attorneys - together with an educational requirement - took effect January 1, 2015. Mark Johnson Roberts, Deputy General Counsel to the Oregon State Bar...

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Veterans' Preference in Public Employment - What Exactly Does the Law Require?

Tuesday, September 27th 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn about the legal requirements imposed by Oregon's Veterans Preference statutes. Government attorneys Heidi Brown with the Portland City Attorney's Office and Kathy Short with the Multnomah...

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Economic Damages in Employment Cases - How to Present and How to Attack

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come for a presentation by economist Kevin Cahill, ECONorthwest, plaintiff's counsel Charese Rohny, Charese Rohny Law Office, and defense counsel Nicholas Kampars, Davis Wright Tremaine. All three...

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Complaints, Answers, and Motions to Dismiss - A Practical Guide to Effective Pleading Practice

Thursday, September 15th 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This seminar focuses on pleadings as well as motion practice under FRCP 12(b) and ORCP 21.  The presenters, Corey Tolliver of Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP and Matthew Yium of Kennedy...

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Public Speaking for Attorneys

Wednesday, September 14th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
What are the most common public speaking mistakes attorneys make in the courtroom? How can lawyers develop credibility from the start? How do you keep from using distracting fillers such as "um,"...

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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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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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Piercing the Corporate Veil and Other Limits on Limited Liability

Thursday, June 2nd 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
"Piercing the corporate veil." The "fiduciary shield" doctrine. "Vicarious liability." "Imputed contacts." "Retained control." When do the boundaries between one person and another work to limit...

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Multnomah County Trial Practices Update

Thursday, May 26th 2016 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Note: Worth one hour of general OSB MCLE credit.This year's program will feature presentations by Multnomah County Chief Civil Court Judge Stephen Bushong and Multnomah County Circuit Court...

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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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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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Effective Strategies for Expert Depositions

Wednesday, April 13 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Use of experts in a case can be critical to its outcome. This "how-to" CLE will offer practical strategies for preparing your experts for their deposition, including tips for how to assist experts...

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Clark County Court Update

Tuesday, April 12th 2016 @ noon-1:00pm
The 2016 Clark County Court Update will be presented by Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson and Vancouver civil litigator Don Jacobs. This class is designed for anyone who practices...

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The Care and Feeding of Small Businesses

Tuesday, April 5th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
This CLE will discuss significant issues attorneys should address when assisting their clients in starting up and growing a small business.  The class will explore the importance of...

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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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Direct Negotiation Strategies & Techniques

Thursday, January 28th 2016 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Reaching a great settlement through direct negotiation can help clients avoid the costs and time of mediation but can be especially challenging for litigators. The experienced panelists at this...

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

Wednesday, December 9th 2015 @ 3:00-5:00pm
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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Environmental Transactions 101

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 @ 3:00-5:00pm
Selling and buying real properties and other business assets with potential environmental problems can present some significant liability issues. As with any challenge, being knowledgeable...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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2015 Multnomah County Trial Practices Update

Thursday, May 21st 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
This year's program will feature presentations by Multnomah County Presiding Judge Nan Waller, Chief Family Court Judge Maureen McKnight and Chief Civil Court Judge Stephen Bushong. Topics...

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Juror Attitudes in Complex Cases

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 @ 2:00pm-5:00pm
Juror Attitudes in Complex Cases: How Real People Think About Tough Trial Issues A live presentation of a focus groupNote: This class will run 2-5pm and is worth 3 hours of practical skills...

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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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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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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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Annual Family Law Update

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 @ 3-5pm
On March 11 the MBA will hold its annual two-hour Family Law Update. Chief Family Court Judge Maureen McKnight, the Chief Family Court Judge for Multnomah County, will be joined by Thomas Bittner...

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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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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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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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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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Insurance Coverage for Every Practice

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 @ 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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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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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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Sports Law: Winning Strategies for Representing Athletes & Sports Businesses

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 @ 3-5pm
Note: This class will be worth .5 hours of OSB MCLE ethics credit and 1.5 hours of general credit. The MBA is pleased to present a two-hour sports law program moderated by Will Glasson of the...

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The Lifestyle Lawyer - Using Technology to Eliminate, Automate, Delegate, Do

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 @ 3-5pm
Successful lawyers use technology and manage their time effectively to reach their goals. While efficiency is important, effectiveness is the key! See how technology can increase your...

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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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The Devil's in the Details - How the Cloud, BYOD, and Social Media are Rapidly Changing eDiscovery and Investigations

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 @ 3-5pm
The MBA is pleased to present a two hour program led by experienced Social Media Forensic Investigator Eli Rosenblatt, CFE, CFI, MiCFE, SMIA, CCDI, of iBridge LLC.  Topics to be discussed...

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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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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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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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