Is there ever a situation that warrants and justifies filing an ORCP 17 motion against another attorney? How do the courts view these motions? What are the ethical concerns for attorneys defending themselves or their clients from these motions? Our speakers are Peter Jarvis, Holland & Knight LLP, whose practice focuses on professional responsibility and risk management for attorneys, and Judge Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County Circuit Court. They will discuss ORCP 17, the pleading requirements for ORCP 17 fees and sanctions, and the complex legal and ethical issues it engenders. They will provide a back drop for discussion of how ORCP 17 motions are viewed by our legal community, whether these motions have a role in today's litigation, and what are the circumstances under which such a motion might reasonably be filed. More importantly, they will point out the significant ethical and conflict concerns that arise for attorneys in responding to these motions.
Note: This class was approved for 1 hour ethics and 1 hour practical skills MCLE credit (2 credits total)
For more information: Contact Sarah Silberger, Attorney at Law at 503.939.2732. For registration questions, contact the MBA at 503.222.3275.
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