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 email@example.com.
News and Announcements
(Posted June 20, 2017)
Visit the Judge's Corner for articles by Oregon judges about litigation tips and issues related to trial practice. The latest featured Judge is the Hon. James Hargreaves discussing the use of fictitious names for parties in civil litigation in Oregon.
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
July 17, 2017
What: You are invited to the Litigation Section's next quarterly teleconference featuring judges who authored recent articles 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: The Judge's Pledge to Ensure Justice for All and Use of Fictitious Names for Parties in Civil Litigation in Oregon
• The Hon. Susan Tripp, Marion County Circuit Court
• The Ret. Hon. James Hargreaves, Lane County Circuit Court
Moderator: The Hon. Josephine Mooney, Lane County Circuit Court
Co-Moderator: The Hon. Matthew J. Donohue, Benton County Circuit Court
When: Monday, July 17, 2017, Noon to 1:00 PM
• New lawyers - Improve your basic trial skill
• 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 at the Litigation Section website http://www.osblitigation.com/, and visit the "Judge's Corner" page http://www.osblitigation.com/judgescorner.php to read the articles discussing the teleconference topic.
Call-in Information and Questions for the Judges: Conference call-in information will be provided to registrants. Your questions for the judges pertaining to the teleconference topic are encouraged and may be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at any time prior to or during the teleconference.
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: Please email Litigation Section Teleconference Chair Jeanne Loftis at email@example.com with any general questions or comments.
Quarterly teleconference CLE
July 17, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
You are invited to the Litigation Section's next quarterly teleconference featuring judges who authored recent articles posted on the “Judge’s Corner” page of the Litigation Section website.
Check the calendar for information about current Section events.