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
Judge's Corner is Back!
(Posted January 25, 2019)
With a new format designed to:
1. bring insight and information
2. on topics of interest to lawyers of all experience levels
3. from the perspective of judges and knowledgeable practitioners
Look for three new articles to be posted on April 1, 2019, followed by a Live Audio Call On April 15, 2019, Noon - 1:00 P.M.
The topic: Summary Judgment Motions - To File or Not to File?
The Honorable Danielle Hunsaker, Washington County Circuit Court
Jason Kafoury, Kafoury & McDougal
Joel Mullin, Stoel Rives
The audio call will be moderated by Justice Thomas Balmer of the Oregon Supreme Court
As before, the call is free of charge and we anticipate it will qualify for 1 general CLE credit
Registration information will be posted closer to the date.
Event Registration and Question Submission
Quarterly teleconference CLE featuring judges who authored recent articles posted on the Judge's Corner page of the Litigation Section website
April 15, 2019
What: You are invited to the Litigation Section's next CLE teleconference featuring articles recently posted on the "Judge's Corner" page of the Litigation Section website: http://www.osblitigation.com/judgescorner.php. Attend and take away ideas on practice, style, and decorum that you can incorporate into your day-to-day work.
Free CLE Credit: One CLE credit expected for this free audio-only program
Topic: Summary Judgment Motions - To File or Not to File?
• The Honorable Danielle Hunsaker, Washington County Circuit Court
• Jason Kafoury, Kafoury & McDougal
• Joel Mullin, Stoel Rives
Moderator: The Hon. Thomas A. Balmer, Associate Justice - Oregon Supreme Court
When: Monday, April 15, 2019, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
• New lawyers - Improve your basic trial skills
• Experienced lawyers - Refresh your existing skills
• All lawyers - Listen to and ask questions of the judges on their selected topics
Registration and Written Materials: Register below. Visit the "Judge's Corner" page http://www.osblitigation.com/judgescorner.php to read the articles discussing the teleconference topic (as soon as available).
Call-in Information and Questions for the Judges: Conference call-in information will be provided to registrants. Please submit questions pertaining to the teleconference topic to email@example.com at any time prior to or during the teleconference. Questions are encouraged!
Reminder: Please continue to watch for the Litigation Section's ongoing series of free quarterly teleconferences. And don't forget to check our "Judge's Corner" http://www.osblitigation.com/judgescorner.php for new articles authored by the Oregon judiciary.
General Questions or Comments: If you have general comments or questions about Litigation Section teleconferences, please email Jeanne Loftis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check the calendar for information about current Section events.