The Oregon State Bar Litigation Section includes civil, criminal and specialty practice litigators within the Oregon State Bar. The Section is the largest within the Bar, and provides services to its members through periodic CLE presentations (including the annual Litigation Institute and Retreat at Skamania Lodge and the biennial practical skills CLE, Fundamentals of Oregon Civil Trial Procedure), as well as publication of the Litigation Journal three times a year. The Litigation Journal provides timely articles and case notes of interest to Oregon litigators. The Litigation Section is committed to professional education, development and collegiality. An annual highlight is presentation of the Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award at the Institute and Retreat. This award is given to a member of the bench or bar who exemplifies the highest professional standards and values. Membership in the Section is open to any Bar member with an interest in litigation. Annual dues are $30.
If you'd like to join the Litigation Section, contact Sarah Hackbart at the Oregon State Bar, 503-620-0222 (or 800-452-8260), extension 385, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News and Announcements
22nd Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat, February 27-28, 2015, at Skamania Lodge (January 21, 2015)
Co-sponsored by the Oregon State Bar and the Litigation Section, this annual event is endorsed by both OADC and OTLA. The CLE presentations receive consistently excellent reviews. This year they include nationally renowned litigator Michael Cash, speaking on "Trials: Tips, Tactics & Practical Tales"; a panel of federal judges with their advice on litigation in federal courts; and an Oregon "trial masters" discussion of Oregon trial practice. Held at Skamania Lodge, the event offers to Oregon lawyers, across the bar and all experience levels, exceptional programming and an unparalleled opportunity for professional interaction with colleagues and judges, while celebrating professionalism in the practice of law.
Judge's Corner (January 1, 2015)
Visit the Judge's Corner for monthly articles by Oregon judges about litigation tips and issues related to trial practice. January's featured Judge is the Hon. Deanne L. Darling discussing ORCP 68 Attorney Fees.
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Oregon State Bar Litigation Section