Oregon Ethics Rule 8.4(a)(7): Moving Oregon Beyond Professionalism and Inspiring Confidence in the Justice System

$80 for MBA members | $125 non-members

Note: This seminar has been pre-approved for 3 MCLE ethics credits

Oregon Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(a)(7), makes it professional misconduct for a lawyer to intimidate or harass a person because of that person’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. But what does that mean? Be prepared to engage with each other; this is no “talking head” presentation. Through a combination of group and facilitated discussions, participants will identify words and terms likely to intimidate or harass when we engage in conversation. Participants will also explore why we choose such words and the impacts of those choices, whether intended or not. The presenters believe it is important that such words be used during the program in a way that promotes courageous conversations, with an eye towards creating a brave space.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the relevance of Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct to intimidation or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.
  • Through group discussion, learn to identify words that intimidate, harass and dehumanize people based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.
  • Explore the impact on people and society when such words are used in our practice, chambers, and courts.
  • Explore the role we as lawyers and judges play in either enabling or interrupting the intimidation, harassment and dehumanization of people in our offices, practices, in the courts, the justice system and society.
The esteemed facilitators and presenters for this interactive ethics CLE are: The Honorable Melvin Oden-Orr, Multnomah County Circuit Court; Donna Maxey, Founder, Race Talks; Shaina Pomeranz, Chief Operating Officer, Race Talks; and Nik Chourey, Deputy General Counsel, OSB. Race Talks is a local organization that has supported interracial and cross-cultural communications and relationships through the development of sensitivity and understanding since 2011.

For more information: Contact Adrian L. Brown, Chair, CLE Committee, 503.727.1003. For registration questions, contact the MBA at 503.222.3275.

Date & Time
Friday, December 06, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm
Location
Standard Insurance Ctr, Atrium, 900 SW 5th Ave
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