MuLTNoMAH LAwYER - Multnomah Bar Association

Loading...
MuLTNoMAH LAwYER Lawyers associated for justice, service, professionalism, education and leadership for our members and our community.

June 2008 Volume 54, Number 6

My 15 Minutes of Fame, So Many to Thank, New MBA and the Year Ahead and a Link in a Chain YLS Directors Announced

By Thom Brown, MBA President.

I

t’s hard to believe, but this is my last column. The year has flown by. I’ve enjoyed these 11 months as the MBA President a great deal. The job has allowed me to come to understand the MBA better and, through that understanding, admire more the work it does and all that I think it can achieve in the future. At least one of you might recall, in my first column, I noted the trepidation I had experienced over writing not just that column, but in having to write 10 others over the course of my term. As it’s turned out, I’ve loved the opportunity to express my thoughts on a number of important topics. It’s been challenging and fun. I hope along the way, I’ve said some things that inspire all MBA members to, for example, mentor younger lawyers and support pro bono, CourtCare, a new courthouse and the “rule of law.” I was sandwiched between two very talented (and highly competitive and strong-willed) brothers, which brings me to the first point of the title of this column. The younger brother, Jonathon, a social psychology professor at the University of Washington, has authored one of the leading textbooks in his field of expertise. The older brother, Aaron, has anchored the news nightly for ABC and CNN and soon will be back on the air with PBS. I know my columns won’t be read in graduate psychology classes across the country or viewed by millions of people on their TVs, but, if I do say so myself, I think they are a small, respectable body of work. And, because I admit – even at 56 – that there is still lingering sibling rivalry, the columns give me “my 15 minutes of fame” and that takes away one “distinction” that my older and younger brothers can’t laud over me in those rare – but still existing – moments when we act as if we are 12, 9 and 7 again. The second part of the column’s title is pretty obvious, I think. First and foremost, I want to thank Judy Edwards, the MBA Executive Director, and her staff. They were great to work with this year. The MBA is very lucky to have these talented, dedicated people. Second, I want to thank this year’s officers and board members. They have shown me again and again that they have great energy, creativity and dedication to the MBA’s mission. Third, I want to thank the various committee chairs and members. Without them, the MBA couldn’t do very much at all. And, finally, I want to thank all of you – the MBA members – for supporting the MBA. It’s an organization worthy of your support because it strives hard to meet your needs. The third part of the column’s title is also pretty obvious. Under Michael Dwyer’s leadership, a very strong group of officers, and three wonderful new board members, I expect great things in the year ahead, both in terms of moving forward with existing programs and initiatives and with new programs and initiatives. Michael has

MULTNOMAH BAR ASSOCIATION 620 SW FIFTH AVE., SUITE 1220 PORTLAND, OREGON 97204

PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PORTLAND, OR PERMIT NO. 00082

some very exciting (and “new age”) ideas. I also expect great columns from Michael, who is a very serious student of writing. Again, I encourage those of you who are not actively involved with the MBA to take the opportunity next year to get involved. There will be much to do and you’ll enjoy doing whatever part you play, I’m sure. One of my earliest meetings last fall frames the fourth point of the column’s title. I was at a meeting in the conference room at the MBA office and there were no chairs left to sit in. So I sat on a credenza. Hanging on the wall right behind me was a plaque containing the names of all the past presidents. I saw that William Marion Cake was the president 100 years earlier, in 1907-08. I was struck by the fact that the organization had existed for that long and decided to look into who Cake was and what the key issues of the day were during his term as president. As it turns out, I found out some interesting things. As for Cake, he was born in 1861. He became a member of the Oregon Bar in 1886 and was a city attorney, county commissioner, county judge and practicing attorney in Portland. In fact, he was a founder of the firm now known commonly as McEwen Gisvold. He became MBA president at 46. Continued on page 4

Thank you to sponsors of the MBA Annual meeting LexisNexis – Red Wine Sponsor The Naegeli Reporting Corporation – White Wine Sponsor

Affinity Sponsors Bank of the Cascades The Bar Plan Canon Business Solutions Legal Northwest Staffing Specialists LexisNexis The Naegeli Reporting Corporation Northwest Employee Benefits, Inc. Office Depot

Major Sponsors Daily Journal of Commerce Inavero Institute Iron Mountain Northwest Bank PLF Excess Fund Umpqua Bank

Table Sponsors Ater Wynne Barran Liebman Cosgrave Vergeer Kester Davis Wright Tremaine Farleigh Wada Witt LECG Inc. Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf Miller Nash Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Stoll Berne Photos from the event will appear in the July/August issue of the Multnomah Lawyer.

The following members have been elected to the position of Director on the MBA and YLS boards.

MBA Board Steve Blackhurst Ater Wynne Keith M. Garza The Law Office of Keith M. Garza Susan Marmaduke Harrang Long Gary Rudnick

YLS Board Lainie M. Dillon Stoel Rives Jennifer A. Durham Bodyfelt Mount Stroup & Chamberlain Christiane R. Fife Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Kimberly Griffith Clerk to US District Court Judge Malcolm F. Marsh Recently appointed to the YLS Board to replace Kelly Struhs was: Nicholas A. Kampars Davis Wright Tremaine

In This Issue New on the Shelf...................... p. 3 Calendar.................................... p. 3 Announcements....................... p. 4 Ethics Focus.............................. p. 4 Show of Support....................... p. 5 Around the Bar......................... p. 7 The Corner Office.................... p. 7 Tips From the Bench ............. p. 8 News from the Courthouse....... p. 8 Professionalism Award........... p. 8 Jim Hennings Profile............... p. 9 YLS............................................. p. 10 Classifieds.................................. p. 14 Multnomah Bar Foundation...p. 16 MULTNOMAH BAR ASSOCIATION 620 SW 5TH AVE SUITE 1220 PORTLAND, OREGON 97204 503.222.3275 FAX 503.243.1881 WWW.MBABAR.ORG

M u L T N o M A H

L A W Y E R

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MBA Board of Directors President Thomas W. Brown

CHUCK CORRIGAN

President-Elect J. Michael Dwyer Secretary Scott Howard

A rbitration & M ediation

Treasurer Leslie N. Kay Past President Peter H. Glade

Real Property Commercial Government Injury

Directors David I. Bean YLS President

Christine M. Meadows ABA Delegate

Michael H. Bloom Nancie K. Potter

503. 241.0677

David A. Ernst Jeff Crawford

Law Office of Charles E. Corrigan, P.C.

Sarah J. Crooks

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 2130 Portland, Oregon 97205 [email protected] www.Corrigan-Law.com

Michelle S. Druce

(Inexpensive Expert Help)

Winning Your Mortgage Case Requires Understanding

! SHER0ORTFOLIO! DVISORS )NC

V

THE MULTNOMAH LAWYER

Mortgage Lender Liability

V V

Office Administrator Ryan Mosier

 

V

Executive Assistant Carol Hawkins

800-340-8865

            

Experienced Trial Attorney (Oregon, since 1990)

Director, Member Services Guy Walden

Manager, Membership & Public Outreach Kennedy Smith

www.cowlitzbank.com

Multi-State Mortgage Lender  Branch Manager 2001-07 Compliance Officer

Executive Director Judy A.C. Edwards

Director, Events and Programs Kathy Maloney

your need not your net worth.

V

Lisa M. Umscheid

Our focus...

Dense industry terminology; Pervasive (and unique) industry practices; Complex underwriting and regulatory requirements



Pwfs!31!zfbst!pg!fyqfsjfodf!xpsljoh!xjui!Rvbmjßfe!Sfujsfnfou!Qmbot

Tff!xibu!dbo!ibqqfo!xifo!zpv! sfnpwf!ßobodjbm!cjbt!gspn!uif! gvoe!tfmfdujpo!qspdftt/

I will help you develop or litigate your claim or defense at a low cost. - Mark Humphrey

503-481-6581 (cell) / 503-234-0432 (wk) [email protected]

is published 11 times per year by the

Multnomah Bar Association, 620 SW Fifth Ave. Ste. 1220, Portland, OR 97204 503.222.3275 An annual subscription is included in member dues or may be purchased for $20. Letters, award and news items, and announcements are welcome. Articles by members are accepted. All submissions may be edited for length, clarity and style, are published on a space available basis, and at the editor’s discretion. Views expressed in articles represent the authors’ opinion, not necessarily the MBA’s. The publication does not purport to offer legal advice. Advertising is accepted; advertisers(ments) are not necessarily endorsed by the MBA. The editor reserves the right to reject any advertisement. DEADLINE for copy: The 10th of the month* DEADLINE for ads: The 12th of the month* *or the preceding Friday, if on a weekend. NEWSLETTER STAFF CONTACTS Editor: Judy Edwards Copy and Classified Advertisement: Carol Hawkins Display Ads: Ryan Mosier Design: Cyrano Marketing Solutions

www.mbabar.org

Tfswjdft!qspwjefe!po!b!àbu!gff!ps!ipvsmz!cbtjt/

Tufwf!Nfimjh btifsqpsuAdpndbtu/ofu!/!!)614*!635.5341

More and more Oregon lawyers choose Bill Gibson for Mediation and Arbitration. “I have found Bill’s work as an arbitrator to be absolutely fair and impartial.”

K N O L L

M E D I A T

I

O

N

“Our firm has always found Mr. Gibson to be neutral, objective and well-reasoned in his decisions.” “At all times, Mr. Gibson employs the highest of ethical standards.”

Mediation & Arbitration Experience • Integrity • Solutions •

K. William Gibson 503-454-0155

Email: [email protected] 10365 SE Sunnyside Road, Clackamas, OR 97015

James L. Knoll, P.C. A T T O R N E Y

A T

L A W

503.222.9000 Copyright Multnomah Bar Association 2008

1500 SW Taylor Street • Portland, OR 97205 fax 503.222.9003 e-mail [email protected] www.knollmediation.com

2

J U N E

2 0 0 8

CALENDAR

NEW ON THE SHELF By Jacque Jurkins, Multnomah Law Librarian.

ADVISING THE SMALL BUSINESS: Forms and advice for the legal practitioner by Jean L. Batman. Published by the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, 2007. (KF 1659 B38) SUPERSEDING AND STAYING JUDGMENTS: A national compendium. Published by the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2007. (KF 9025 S87)

For a complete MBA calendar, please visit www.mbabar.org.

THE GREATEST HITS IN PROBATE LITIGATION. Course materials from the May 18, 2007 Oregon Law Institute program in Portland. (*KF 765 O7 O73g) CONSTRUCTING CORE COMPETENCIES: Using competency models to manage firm talent by Heather Bock, with introduction by Robert Ruyak. Published by the ABA, 2006. (KF 318 B63)

AN ESTATE PLANNER’S GUIDE TO QUALIFIED RETIREMENT PLAN BENEFITS, 4th ed. by Louis A. Mezzullo. Published by the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, 2007. (KF 3512 M49 2007)

FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT LAW CLERK HANDBOOK, by Calvert G. Chipchase. Published by the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, 2007. (KF 8807 C48)

STREET LEGAL: A guide to pretrial criminal procedure for police, prosecutors, and defenders by Ken Wallentine. Published by the ABA Criminal Justice Section, 2007. (KF 9619 W35)

LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION LAW, 2d ed. by Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer and Thomas E. Roberts. Published by Thomson/ West, 2007. (KF 5692 J84 2007-)

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND US LAW, edited by Michael B. Gerrard. Published by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 2007. (KF 3775 G56)

KANE ON TRADEMARK LAW: A practitioner’s guide, 5th ed. by Siegrun D. Kane. Published by the Practising Law Institute, 2007. (KF 3180 K35 2007-)

RISK MANAGEMENT: Survival tools for law firms, 2d ed. by Anthony E. Davis and Peter R. Jarvis. Published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section and Center for Professional Responsibility, 2007. (KF 318 D38 2007)

June

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW IN THE NEW EU MEMBER AND CANDIDATE STATES, edited by Anders Etgen Reitz. Published by the ABA Section of International Law, 2007. (Labor KF 3319 L32)

10

REAL ESTATE FINANCE LAW, 5th ed. by Grant S. Nelson and Dale A. Whitman. Published by Thomson/West, 2007. (KF 695 N45c 2007-) THE PULSE OF HEALTH CARE IN OREGON: News from the 2007 legislature. Course materials from the October 12, 2007 Oregon Law Institute program in Portland. (* KF 3825 O7 O73)

3 Tuesday, MBA Board meeting

8 Sunday, YLS Board Retreat Tuesday, July/August Multnomah Lawyer deadline Tuesday, MBA Golf Outing at Riverside Golf Club See insert or www.mbabar.org for details.

12-14 Thursday-Saturday, OCDLA Conference at Seventh Mountain Resort Visit www.ocdla.org for details.

winning. Sure, we’ll protect your interests. And we’ll work just as hard to ensure a nurturing outcome for your kids. Why? We may be the Northwest’s most experienced family law firm, but we’re parents, too.

Albert Menashe Family law attorney, proud dad

Representing clients in Oregon and S.W. Washington

503. 227.1515

OregonDivorceLawyers.com

The firm you want on your side

3

5 Tuesday, MBA Board meeting

8 Friday, September Multnomah Lawyer deadline

12 Tuesday, YLS Board meeting

13-14

Thursday-Saturday, OTLA Convention Visit www.oregontriallawyers.org for details.

Friday-Saturday, MBA Board Retreat

14-16

Thursday-Sunday, OADC Annual Convention Visit www.oadc.com for details.

27

21

September

Wednesday, MBF Board meeting

1 Monday, Labor Day – MBA closed

Wednesday, MBF Board meeting

10

July

Wednesday, MBA Golf Championship at Langdon Farms See insert for details.

Independence Day – MBA closed

children, it’s not just about

August

Wednesday, MBA Golf Outing at OGA Members’ Course See insert for details.

4

When a divorce involves

Thursday, OMLA Summer Social and Auction at World Trade Center Visit omla.homestead.com for details.

13

25

Custody and parenting time

31

Friday, Justice Betty Roberts and OWLS Visit www.oregonlawyers.org for details.

Saturday, SALC Race for Justice Visit www.salcgroup.org for details.

sensitivity

Thursday, MBA Golf Outing at Edgefield Pub Course See insert for details.

13

19-22

Divorce:

24

M u L T N o M A H

Ethics Focus By Mark J. Fucile, Fucile & Reising.

Defensive Lawyering Revisited Part 2: During the Representation Last month, we started looking at what I call defensive lawyering - managing your practice in a way that tries to reduce civil and regulatory risk by documenting the key milestones in a representation. Last month’s column focused on the beginning of a representation. Next month, we’ll look at concluding a representation. This month, we’ll examine three areas that can arise during a representation where defensive lawyering applies: (1) documenting major client decisions; (2) obtaining waivers for conflicts that arise after a representation begins; and (3) modifying fee agreements midstream. Documenting Major Client Decisions When we begin a new matter, we all hope that it will produce a good result for the client and that the client will appreciate the skill and hard work that went into obtaining that good result. At the same time, we also know that not all representations turn out that way for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the reason is that the client made a major decision against our advice or took a calculated risk that didn’t play out. In those instances, it is important to document who made the call that produced that result. Even with the best of intentions and honorable motives, memories fade and recollections can vary from reality. It’s also human nature to second guess when events go sour. In the absence of clear documentation, some of that second-guessing may be pointed in the lawyer’s direction. Documenting key client decisions need not necessarily be elaborate or overly detailed. Although the significance of the client’s decision in the context of a particular case or transaction will dictate the level of detail involved, a quick email to the client following a telephone call, a reply email or even a time sheet entry will often suffice. It is the contemporaneous record that will be important later. Confirming key decisions with the client also fosters clear communication between the lawyer and the client. Midcourse Conflict Waivers We usually think of conflicts and conflict waivers as occurring at the outset of a representation. Conflicts can, however, arise once a representation has already begun. We need to be attentive to possible conflicts as a representation proceeds and, if a conflict arises, we need to obtain appropriate waivers (assuming the conflict is waivable).

Modifying Fee Agreements As we discussed last month, the best time to deal with hourly rate increases is at the outset of a representation by building a mechanism for periodic adjustment into your engagement agreement with the client. Sometimes that hasn’t happened or the nature of the modification involved is beyond the scope of the mechanism included in the engagement agreement. (This situation should be distinguished from one where the lawyer is taking on new or separate work for a client - even if related to earlier work. That situation is governed by the contract formation rules we discussed last month.) Once an attorney-client relationship has been formed, a lawyer’s ability to bargain with a client over the financial aspects of the arrangement is constrained by the lawyer’s fiduciary duty to the client. The Oregon Court of Appeals in Welsh v. Case, 180 Or App 370, 382-83, 43 P3d 445 (2002), found that whether a fee modification that includes taking a lien in a client’s real property constitutes a business transaction with a client (thereby triggering the heightened conflict waiver standards now found in RPC 1.8(a)) depends on a “case-bycase determination.” Regardless, OSB Formal Ethics Opinion 2005-97 (at 2) concludes regarding all fee modifications: “A modification of a fee agreement in the lawyer’s favor requires client consent based on an explanation of the reason for the change and its effect on the client…. In addition, the modification must be objectively fair.” Summing Up The twin threads of defensive lawyering are clear communication with the clients and documentation of those communications that the lawyer can rely on later. Both the communication and the record are as central to decisions made during a representation as those that frame it at the beginning and close it at the end. Mark Fucile of Fucile & Reising LLP handles professional responsibility, regulatory and attorney-client privilege matters and law firm related litigation for lawyers, law firms and legal departments throughout the Northwest. His telephone and email are 503.224.4895 and [email protected]

L A W Y E R

ANNOUNCEMENTS Update Your Practice Areas Online MBA members may now select as many areas of practice as they would like to include in their online directory listing. If you have not already selected your practice areas, please update your listing now by visiting www.mbabar.org. The old practice areas will be removed soon. Criminal Defense Lawyer Annual Conference Set in Bend Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s 29th annual conference, featuring three days of CLE seminars and social events, occurs June 12–14 at the Seventh Mountain Resort. For information, visit www.ocdla.org. Betty Roberts Book Signing and Reception at Oregon Historical Society On Friday, June 13, Oregon Women Lawyers will celebrate the life and career of former Justice Betty Roberts at a CLE and reception to mark the release of her autobiography, With Grit and By Grace: Breaking Trails in Politics and Law. A distinguished group of presenters will discuss the themes and events in Justice Roberts’ autobiography and their impact on the political, legal and social landscape of Oregon. MCLE credit application is in process. The registration fee is $75 and will include a copy of the book.

After the CLE, the public is invited to attend a free reception in the main lobby of the Oregon Historical Society. Light appetizers will be provided, along with a no-host bar. For more information, visit www. oregonwomenlawyers.org or call 503.595.7826 Child Centered Solutions and Henry L. Hillman Jr. Foundation Present June 13 Seminar The seminar, Handling High Conflict Parents While Helping Their Children, features Bill Eddy, author of High Conflict People in Legal Disputes and Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing a Borderline or Narcissist. This seminar is designed to help professionals work more effectively with parents or guardians suffering from personality disorders and to learn ways to mitigate the impact of high conflict on children. Six CLE credits are pending. For details, contact [email protected] childcenteredsolutions.org or 503.546.6383 or visit www.childcenteredsolutions.org. St. Andrew Legal Clinic Announces its 8th Annual Race For Justice Legal community and friends race to fund legal services for lowincome families Saturday, June 21, St. Andrew Legal Clinic (SALC) will hold its 8th Annual Race for Justice in Portland. The race begins at 10:15 a.m. at The Madeleine Parish on NE 24th Ave. Walkers and runners will participate in a 5k course. A Kids’ Fun Run also will be held for children ages 3-10. A post-event party will immediately follow the

race in The Madeleine Parish Hall, where participants will enjoy free pizza, beverages and awards. For more information or to register, please call 503.281.1500 ext. 24, or go to www.salcgroup.org. MBA Bicycle Rides Meet at SW Yamhill and Broadway between noon and 12:10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Contact Ray Thomas 503.228.5222 with questions, or meet at start. Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) 9th Annual Auction and Raffle The event is Thursday, July 31, in the courtyard of the World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon in Portland at 5:30 p.m. This year’s auction continues the tradition of fine items to bid on, delicious refreshments to eat and drink and good friends to visit. Proceeds fund scholarships to Oregon bar exam review courses that help increase the passage rate of ethnic and racial minorities and also help fund the annual Opportunities for Law In Oregon (OLIO) retreat, a nationally recognized program providing incoming minority law students with the opportunity to meet each other, upper division students, judges, bar leaders and other lawyers who can serve these students as mentors and role models. Admission is $10 for lawyers and judges, $5 for law students. RSVP to Anastasia Yu Meisner at [email protected] or 503.697.1035.

President’s Column Continued from page 1 As for the MBA, while Cake was president, the organization: • Made regular ecommendations for new laws and legislation. • Paid $100 to Robert G. Morrow, who served as “…special Emissary of the Ass’n to Salem in the interests of legislation proposed by the Ass’n….” for the 24th Session of the Oregon Legislature. • Had committees for Membership, Auditing, Legislative and Entertainment. • Discussed a new law library and whether members of the MBA were actually considered members of the library association (and could therefore utilize the library). • Received a commendation from the National Municipal League, now known as the National Civic League (Teddy

4

Roosevelt and others were founders of this organization for promoting civic change). • Approved a resolution to increase the justices of the Oregon Supreme Court from three to five. Obviously, Cake was much more of “a player” than I am. But he – like me – led the MBA for a year and he, like me, is thus a “link in the chain” that is the MBA. I suspect Cake’s link was very strong. I hope mine has been reasonably strong, too. And I hope that the chain continues and that an MBA president in 2107-08 can’t find a seat at the conference table, sees Cake’s name and my name on the past presidents’ plaque, and takes some time to look back 100 and 200 years to learn who we were and what the MBA was doing when we were fortunate to lead it.

Well, that brings me to the fifth – and last point – of the column. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as the 2007-08 MBA President. It’s been a challenging, interesting and rewarding experience and one that I hope many of you reading this column will have some day. The MBA is an excellent organization and it is doing great things. My small role in keeping it that way is largely over. Through your continued support, I’m looking forward to the organization staying strong, relevant and meaningful for its members for a long time to come. And, I’m looking forward to seeing who among you help the MBA do that in the years ahead.

J U N E

2 0 0 8

A Knowing Show of Support

RICHARD G. SPIER

By Pam Stendahl, Bodyfelt Mount Stroup & Chamberlain, and a working parent of two children. It’s 6:30 a.m. Your 8-year-old child who went to bed last night seemingly healthy has just run to the bathroom vomiting. You have a lawyer coming from Salem for a deposition in your office at 9 a.m. If you have a live-in nanny or a spouse who is not employed outside the home, the answer is easy. For a two-working parent household or for a single parent, your morning has just become very stressful and complicated. If your own retired mother doesn’t live nearby, you need to start making calls to cancel the deposition. Because your assistant The MBA Equality Committee doesn’t arrive at the office until 8: provides articles that highlight 30, your task quickly becomes nonactivities and programs which delegable. This includes trying to promote and provide better find the home telephone number understanding of the diversity in of your opposing counsel before he our legal profession and in our starts driving north on I-5 and your community. If you would like to client, who was ready and anxious recognize an individual, group to tell his side of the story. And don’t or firm for their commitment to forget the court reporter, or you’ll equality, please contact Kathy Maloney, staff to the MBA Equality be paying the no-show fee. You have Committee. The following is the fifth another concern as well. You have to article in this series, and recognizes call the office and tell them you won’t be in today. How will the managing the activities and programs of partner react? the Bodyfelt Mount Stroup & Chamberlain firm in its ongoing The law firm that employs you may efforts to support a diverse law not be able to make this particular profession and community.

morning any easier for you in terms of your sick child, but there are law firms that welcome and support working parents, even single parents. I know. I work at one. Bodyfelt Mount Stroup & Chamberlain LLP (BMSC) is a 12lawyer firm in downtown Portland. Of the 12 lawyers, nine have children and six are women. Of the five partners, two are women. The lawyers range from married with children to single with no children, to divorced with children, to single (no second parent) with children. The firm’s Web site boasts that “we are as much committed to emphasizing good health, physical fitness, recreation and family relationships as we are to quality legal practice.” Having worked here now for over two years, I can tell you this is true – particularly with regard to family relationships. It was not surprising to me that the Oregon Women Lawyers recently chose the firm to be a joint recipient of the Workplace Leader Award. That award recognizes law firms that are taking innovative measures to maximize opportunities for women and minorities to succeed

5

in the workplace and advance to positions of influence and leadership. BMSC’s firm culture supports quality legal work by acknowledging that a balanced life often leads to well-rounded and well-adjusted lawyers. Well-adjusted lawyers are not only productive, but fun to work with. As such, BMSC had a reasonable billable hour expectation of its lawyers. Perhaps this is so because four of the five partners have children under the age of 10. They each appreciate that working parents need to attend parent-teacher conferences, dental appointments and the occasional visit to the emergency room. They also appreciate that there are times when attending a child’s musical performance or sporting event is more important than billing the last two hours of the day. Reasonable billable hour requirements go a long way in balancing family and work obligations and, in my view, garner the loyalty and dedication of individual attorneys to the firm. The results of this are seen in the very low attrition rate at BMSC.

ARBITRATOR & MEDIATOR

Highly experienced, full-time neutral 

Business & commercial; personal injury; employment; real estate & construction 

Listed for Alternative Dispute Resolution in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2008 (© 2007 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)

503-284-2511 Fax 503-284-2519 [email protected] www.spier-mediate.com

Continued on page 6

M u L T N o M A H

L A W Y E R

Show of Support Continued from page 5 This saves the firm the investment of time and money to recruit, hire and train new attorneys. BMSC also does not require mandatory “face time” in the office. That’s not to say that the office is not fully staffed with attorneys from morning until evening on weekdays and occasional weekends. What it does mean is that no one feels any obligation to show up on a Saturday morning to be seen by others, or to be perceived as “partnership material.” BMSC is a business, though, and the lawyers put in their time. However, there is a welcome informality about whether you prepare for oral argument in your office or in your dining room. I often opt for the latter. Reasonable billable hour requirements and mandatory office time are perhaps obvious

benefits to working parents. BMSC exceeds those benefits in many other respects. It is not uncommon to hear a child’s voice in the hallway, even on weekdays. We have a stock of art supplies, toys and videos for the times when our children accompany us to the office. Perhaps because so many of the attorneys and staff at BMSC have young children, the firm regularly plans functions to include the children. Last summer our firm party was on Sauvie Island and included the rental of a giant water slide, to the delight of the 12-andunder crowd! In December, we hosted a family event in which all employees and their families were invited to gather at Pioneer Courthouse Square to listen to holiday music and return to the office for pizza, hot chocolate and a hand-selected gift for each

child. These activities bring the office together in important ways. We all know each other’s children by name. We exchange brochures for summer camps. We share recommendations for books, plays and other adventures. So, when one of us calls in to report that we will not be in that day because our child woke up vomiting, instead of disdain, we receive a knowing show of support. What better place to work? What better way to retain a cohesive group of lawyers committed to a great firm?

25(*21683(5/$:<(5,1 ',6387(5(62/87,21 5HVXPHDWZZZZLOVRQDGUFRP

20 0HW :LOVRQ

-EDIATIONAND!RBITRATION

7),3/.$)3054%2%3/,54)/.    MET

WILSONADRCOM

1LMM)H[JOLSVY: 4)(7YVMLZZPVUHSPZT H^HYK^PUULY >cbbY`7cjUi`h œ“i˜Ì½ÃÊ,iÃÌ] &$$(

A true gentleman. Litigator. Mentor. Partner and friend. And now, recognized by the Multnomah Bar Association with its highest honor. Well done, Jeff.

•  

ÀÌÊvœÀÊÀi˜Ì>Ê>˜`Ê«ÕÀV…>Ãi ÊÀˆV…ÊÀiÜÕÀViÊvœÀÊ̅iÊ>ÀÌʜvʜÕÀÊÀi}ˆœ˜]Ê̅iÊ,i˜Ì>Ê->iÃÊ>iÀÞ Ài«ÀiÃi˜ÌÃʜÛiÀÊÓxäÊ>À̈ÃÌà p > vÀœ“Ê"Ài}œ˜ÊpÊ܈̅Ê>˜ ˆ˜Ûi˜ÌœÀÞ œvʜÛiÀÊ£xääÊܜÀŽÃʈ˜Ê>ÊÛ>ÀˆiÌÞÞ œvʓi`ˆÕ“ðÊ9œÕÊ>ÀiÊÃÕÀiÊ̜Êwʘ`Ê Ì…iÊ«iÀviVÌÊܜÀŽÃʜvÊ>ÀÌÊvœÀÊ>ÃʏœÜÊ>ÃÊf{äÊvœÀÊ̅Àiiʓœ˜Ì…ð

  ` L H Y Z  V M  N V V K  H Y N \ T L U [ Z   •

-i>ÀV… œÕÀ VœiV̈œ˜ >ÌÊ«œÀ̏>˜`>À̓ÕÃiՓ°œÀ}°

€…  GF Š~WŒ{„‹{ „Š~{[‚…Šj…{ˆ ƒˆ’€€‚’ˆ„…‚ ˆ{„Šw‚‰w‚{‰V†wƒD…ˆ}

PORTLAND, OREGON

.

503.295.3085

.

WWW.MHGM.COM

Contact Mary Osborn, CLTC with MasterCare Solutions at 503.473.8815 or [email protected] to learn about the long-term care insurance plans and premium discounts for MBA members.

6

J U N E

2 0 0 8

AROUND THE BAR the general business practice group, Christopher Lewis as group leader for the intellectual property practice group and Margaret Hoffmann as co-leader for the products liability practice group.

The Around the Bar column reports on MBA members’ moves,

Scott Brooksby and John Kaempf

Mandatory Duty to Turn in Professional Misconduct Lynn Nakamoto

Margaret Hoffmann Bird has more than 25 years of experience assisting clients with complex business transactions. Calzacorta focuses her practice in the areas of corporate and securities law with an emphasis on securities law compliance, corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Lewis focuses his practice in the areas of patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation and assisting clients with patent portfolio strategy and management.

Jeff Bird

MARKOWITZ HERBOLD ET AL Lynn Nakamoto, managing shareholder of the firm, has been recognized as one of the top businesswomen in Portland. Nakamoto received an Orchid Award at the 2008 Women in Business Party & Expo. The award honors top women leaders in business. In addition to managing the firm, Nakamoto practices business litigation with an emphasis on civil appeals and employment law, representing both employees and employers. She frequently deals with civil rights claims, including claims based on age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin and race discrimination.

Hoffmann has focused her products liability litigation practice for the past 18 years in the areas of personal injury defense with an emphasis in the defense of pharmaceutical companies for ethical drugs and medical devices. She also has significant expertise in employment-related work.

Grace Y. Lee STAHANCYK, KENT ET AL Grace Y. Lee, attorney at the firm’s Portland office, has been elected a shareholder. Lee’s emphasis is family law.

Carmen Calzacorta

Shawn Lindsay LANE POWELL Shawn M. Lindsay joined the firm’s intellectual property and business practice groups. Lindsay’s primary area of focus is representing clients with intellectual property needs. Christopher Lewis SCHWABE WILLIAMSON & WYATT The firm named Jeff Bird as co-leader for the finance and securities group, Carmen Calzacorta as group leader for

transitions, promotions and other honors within the profession. The deadline is the 10th of the month preceding publication or the previous Friday if that date falls on a weekend. All items are edited to fit column format and the information is used on a space-available basis in the order in which it was received. Submissions may be emailed to [email protected]

The Corner Office

BROOKSBY KAEMPF Located in downtown Portland and founded by Scott Brooksby and John Kaempf, the new civil litigation firm offers comprehensive litigation services to insurers, businesses and individuals. The firm focuses on personal injury defense and products liability litigation, church and religious organization defense and risk management consulting for businesses and insurers. New address is 121 SW Morrison St. Ste. 1100, Portland OR 97204, phone is 503.295.7755, Web site is www.brooksbykaempf.com.

TONKON TORP Rosemary A. Colliver has joined the intellectual property, trade and technology practice group as an associate. Her practice focuses on copyright and trademark issues, including litigation as well as licensing, recording and other intellectual property agreements.

As a member of the firm’s emerging company and venture investment group, Lindsay also works with start-up and early stage businesses in corporate formation, securing intellectual property rights and early stage financing.

A hesitancy to turn in the misconduct of others is somewhat innate. Who doesn’t recall the maxim we heard as children? “No one likes a snitch.” From a professional perspective, such reluctance may stem from enforceability problems to a concern that such reporting could be misused as a case tactic. Combine this with the fact that cases on the subject are limited in number and clear direction. Nevertheless, our profession requires some compulsory reporting of professional misconduct to truly self-govern. ORPC 8.3 (formerly DR 1103) sets out the standard for mandatory reporting of another lawyer or judge’s misconduct. A lawyer must report if he or she: 1) has knowledge; 2) that is unprivileged; which 3) raises a substantial question about the other lawyer’s fitness or honesty. Both the Oregon rule and the bar seem clear on the second element. The duty of client confidentiality trumps the duty to report. See OSB Legal Ethics Opinion 1991-95 (client’s request to maintain secrecy negates duty to inform). However, the “knowledge” and “substantial question” elements are more opaque. The Mississippi Supreme Court addressed the knowledge element as follows: “Although his professional role may require a lawyer to take a detached attitude of unbelief, the law of lawyering does not permit a lawyer to escape all accountability by suspending as well his intelligence and common sense.” Attorney U v. The Mississippi Bar, 678 So. 2d 963 (1996). To paraphrase southern eloquence you must “know” rather than “suspect” misconduct has occurred.

The “substantial question” element, which addresses the seriousness of the misconduct has proved harder to pin down. Failing to report suppression of exculpatory evidence resulted in discipline of a Louisiana lawyer under a model rule similar to Oregon’s. In Re: Michael G. Riehlmann, 891 So. 2d 1239 (2005). However, a single instance of negligence even arising to the level of malpractice may not trigger mandatory reporting. Additional guidance on this topic can be found in Section 13.6 of the OSB CLE “The Ethical Oregon Lawyer.” Even if future case law gives us brighter lines, circumstances involving professional misconduct of others will usually be challenging situations. Remember, reporting misconduct is not limited to “mandatory” instances. Conduct that endangers the integrity of the profession will almost always warrant at least discretionary reporting as long as it does not impose upon client confidences. Determining when such conduct crosses the line from minor incompetence to egregious misconduct remains the challenging question. The Corner Office is a recurring feature of the Multnomah Lawyer and is intended to promote the discussion of professionalism taking place among lawyers in our community. While The Corner Office cannot promise to answer every question submitted, its intent is to respond to questions that raise interesting professionalism concerns and issues. Please send your questions to [email protected] and indicate that you would like The Corner Office to answer your question. The MBA will protect the anonymity of those submitting questions.

Oregon Minority Lawyers Association Ninth Annual Summer Social and fundraiser

Rosemary A. Colliver

7

July 31, 2008 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., World Trade Center Outdoor Plaza

M u L T N o M A H

L A W Y E R

Tips from the Bench By Judge John A. Wittmayer, Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Medical billings - the effect of write-offs and write-downs Plaintiff treats with a medical provider who charges the “usual and customary” charges for the services, but the provider has a contract with plaintiff ’s health insurance company or a governmental agency to “writeoff ” some of those charges in exchange for payment of a lower sum. There has been considerable controversy among lawyers and in court over how do deal with the consequences of these writeoffs or write-downs. On March 26, the Court of Appeals issued opinions in White v. Jubitz Corporation, 219 Or App 62 (2008) and Cohens v. McGee 219 Or App 78 (2008). These two cases appear to resolve these issues for all of us, pending anything further from the Supreme Court on these cases. In White, the Court of Appeals ruled that ‘“reasonable charges necessarily incurred’ … are those charges to which a plaintiff becomes liable or subject when the plaintiff received treatment, without regard to amounts that a medical provider subsequently writes off.” And in Cohens, the Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court cannot, post-verdict, reduce a plaintiff ’s award of damages by the amount written off.

Submission of proposed orders or judgments Many lawyers have apparently not noticed the changes in UTCR 5.100 that affect the procedure for submission to the court of proposed orders or judgments in response to a ruling. UTCR 5.100(1) continues to contain specific requirements

for giving opposing counsel or an unrepresented party an opportunity to weigh in on the form of the order. The significant new provision, which many lawyers are not following, is a requirement that you submit to the court, attached to your proposed order or judgment, a “certificate describing the manner of compliance” with UTCR 5.100(1). Judges are returning proposed orders or judgments that do not have the new certificate attached.

Pleading a specific amount of damages We continue to see, on occasion, a complaint that does not plead a specific sum of damages, and instead alleges damages “in an amount to be determined at trial.” ORCP 18B says that when damages are sought, “the amount thereof shall be stated.” We all know that it is sometimes difficult to know the exact amount of economic damages to seek when the complaint is filed, and sometimes the “right amount” of non-economic damages to seek changes as the case progresses. But these issues can usually be handled pretty easily by amendment.

By John Belknap, Smith Freed & Eberhard and YLS Board Liaison to Court Liaison Committee.

Report by Presiding Judge Jean Kerr Maurer An MBA representative will serve on the Advisory Committee on Court Security and Emergency Preparedness (ORS 1.180). Trial Court Administrator Doug Bray announced that a new full-time employee will handle security and emergency preparedness planning for the Oregon Judicial Department’s facilities in Multnomah County (downtown courthouse, Gresham courthouse, etc.). This person will also review building access/I.D. card issues. One goal of this committee will be to involve judges and justice system partners in emergency preparedness planning for trial court operations. One of the goals of the emergency preparedness planning is to have Multnomah County avoid the problems that took place during Hurricane Katrina; the state courts in New Orleans lost all of their paper files, while the federal courts, which had an electronic records system, lost nothing. The need to prevent the loss of court records

in an emergency was one of the bases for legislative funding for the Chief Justice’s eCourt. In conjunction with Community Law Week, The Daily Journal of Commerce published an article on May 1 regarding the status of the new Multnomah County Courthouse. Judge Wilson is heading up a committee of five judges who will analyze whether civil trials are “vanishing,” whether this is creating problems with training attorneys and whether anything can or should be done about it. There was a discussion about assigning judges to civil cases from the outset. Judge Maurer explained that the rule is not to pre-assign judges for cases that will last less than four days. For trials that are expected to last more than four days, judges may be pre-assigned five or six weeks before trial, if the parties inform the court. This is also necessary because the county needs to call special panels for longer trials.

CourtCare/Gresham Courthouse The new Gresham Courthouse may have a separate room set aside for CourtCare. The architects who are planning the Gresham Courthouse were impressed when they saw CourtCare in the downtown courthouse.

Tips from the Bench There was discussion of creating a rotating panel of judges to write Tips from the Bench after Judge Wittmayer publishes his final column this summer. Attorneys like this column and want it to continue.

Web site A re-design of the MBA Web site is in the works. Various ideas about how to better access court information through this site were discussed. The new Web site will eventually contain both “public” and “member-only” sections.

Remarks by MBA Professionalism Award Winner Jeffrey M. Batchelor T

hank you for bestowing the MBA Professionalism Award upon me. When I compare myself and my modest professional accomplishments to the honorees who have preceded me and their professional accomplishments, I have to ask, “What in the world happened this year?” In fact, I asked myself that question immediately after I learned that I had been selected as this year’s honoree. It did not take long to receive the answer. Shortly after Michael Dwyer called to inform me that I would receive the MBA Professionalism Award for 2008, I received an email message from Paul Hays, who, I later learned, was the person who nominated me for this honor. The subject line of the email read, “MBA Makes Huge Blunder.” In the body of the email, Paul wrote: “Against all odds, the MBA chose Jeff Batchelor as the recipient of the Professionalism Award for 2008. Insiders reported that after the announcement, several members of the selection committee shouted spontaneously

and in unison, ‘We just made a huge, huge blunder! What a terrible mistake!’”

because you, and others like you, through your example, set the bar for me beginning in 1972.

I think and hope Paul was kidding, because I am very proud to have been chosen this year’s recipient of the MBA Professionalism Award. What an honor. The timing of this - I know too well that I am in the autumn of my career - makes this especially gratifying. I thank Paul Hays for nominating me. I express my gratitude publicly to those who I recently learned came forward on my behalf. Paul De Muniz, George Kirklin, Bill Barton, Frank Moscato, Ed Harnden, Rick Van Cleave, Larry Burke, and my partner Bill Mehlhaf - all of you, I thank you for your friendship all these many, many years.

The Professionalism Award is given to those who “hold the highest ethical standards,” to those whose “conduct in the law is exemplary,” to those who “make the practice of law enjoyable.” I do not claim to have made the practice of law enjoyable for others, but I know I have thoroughly enjoyed the practice of law myself - its challenges and its rewards nearly every day for 35 years now.

Last, I extend my thanks to the MBA Board and to its selection committee, including those who reportedly shouted spontaneously and in unison that they had made a mistake in selecting me for this honor. I am especially grateful to the past recipients of this award

Why is that? Why have I enjoyed the practice of law so thoroughly for so long? I don’t know why, exactly. But I know I have been inspired by judges and lawyers who have made “the practice of law enjoyable” for me. I made a list of what it is in these judges and lawyers who have inspired me to be better than I am capable of being.

8

• First, I am inspired by lawyers and judges who understand the value of time. I am not talking about the value of time as in “time equals money.” That is not inspiring to me at all. I am talking about sharing time, experiences and wisdom with young lawyers, especially those in search of work or a mentor. I am inspired by judges and experienced lawyers who are never too busy to spend an hour over lunch or coffee or a beer with a young lawyer.

seriously that we are more than mere attorneys, that we are also counselors, inspire me to be better than I am capable of being.

• Second, and related to the point I just made, I am inspired by lawyers who take seriously that we are more than mere attorneys, that we are attorneys and counselors at law. Many of you knew my older brother, DeMar. He was a lawyer in Hillsboro for about 25 years before his sudden death in 1991. As I took charge of winding up his affairs, one client after another told me how he or she had depended on my brother, not only because he was their lawyer, but more important, because he was their counselor. Lawyers who take

• Third, I am inspired by lawyers and judges who take their jobs, but not themselves, seriously. To illustrate my point, I’ll tell a short story. One day in the 1990s, when the Chief Justice was a judge on the Court of Appeals, he wrote an opinion that reversed a judgment that I was trying to protect. The decision reasonably could have gone either way. I knew that, and so did Judge De Muniz. At least, I think he did. In any case, after I Continued on page 9

J U N E

2 0 0 8

Jim Hennings: A Man of Many Values and Visions By John Connors, Metropolitan Public Defender, Inc.

The End of an Era The symmetry is remarkable. Almost 37 years to the day from the date he started the Metropolitan Public Defender’s (MPD) Office and inches from a location he was picked up by police as a 4-year-old runaway, Jim Hennings has announced his retirement as executive director at MPD. The salient facts are that Jim started the office July 1, 1971 and after hiring more than 300 attorneys, 1,000 staff that have handled approximately 350,000 cases his last day will be June 30. There will be an open house at MPD at 4 p.m. on Friday June 27 in his honor and a much bigger celebration sponsored by the MPD Board later in the fall. You can ask him about the runaway story yourself. The following article originally appeared in the 2005 November/ December edition Oregon Defense Attorney published by OCDLA. It’s a small sign. It’s been in his office forever. It was given to him by his son. It has a drawing of a large dragon. The script simply says, “Some days the dragon wins.” The value it reflects is patience.

“Some days the dragon wins....” It’s a thin book. It’s been in his office forever. The author is obscure, a Japanese monk. It’s titled, The Five Rings – the Way of the Warrior. The values it reflects are respect for yourself and your opponents and balance in your life and plan of attack.... They’re miniature cars and boats and airplanes. They’ve been there forever. They sit on the windowsill near his desk. They’ve been given to him over the years

Professionalism Remarks Continued from page 8 read the opinion, I put a smile on my face and a twinkle in my eye and wrote Judge De Muniz a note in longhand. “Dear Paul,” I wrote, “You are full of ____ on this one.… Sincerely, Jeff.” We had a good laugh. (Before anyone out there attempts to replicate this act of stupidity, understand that the Chief Justice and I have been friends since we both played football at Portland’s Madison High School in the early 1960s. We have enjoyed an especially nice relationship for something north of 45 years.)

• Fourth, I am inspired by lawyers who, win or lose, always say “Next,” and little more. There is a story behind this, too. I am inspired by lawyers who, after a victory - a wellearned victory, even - do not lose perspective, even for a moment, who know that they are not particularly special, just because they won. Rather, these lawyers who inspire me move quickly to the next case, to the next client, after

by his daughter. They symbolize the bigger presents she wishes she could give him. It’s an inside joke and understanding they share. Part of the understanding they have probably shared since the six months off Jim took after she was born to stay at home with her. The values they reflect are loyalty, the importance of family and a sense of humor. It’s a big desk. It’s been there forever. It’s as solid as a rock. It’s made of two special woods that are native to Oregon – myrtle wood burls and black walnut. There is room around the table for lots of people. It invites participation. The values it reflects are steadiness, openness and pride in our state. It’s an unusual stuffed animal. Definitely not one you see everyday and maybe one you’ve never heard of – the meercat. It’s on a shelf in a different part of his office – a gift from a traveling alumni attorney. It’s a small animal but has an amazing ability to survive the harsh environment of Australia by working together and sticking up for one another in packs. It reflects the value of the team approach or as Jim likes to say, the idea that “they know if they take on one of us they take on all of us.” It’s a familiar sight. When you step into his office it’s where you will almost always find him – at the computer. It’s part of the planning, strategic thinking and attention to details that have made him and the MPD such a success. The values it reflects are efficiency, a belief in technology and a vision for the future. It’s a tough business. The work of any attorney – let alone criminal defense attorney – let alone public defender – let alone head of the biggest public defender’s office in the state – let alone for 37 years – would seem daunting

a satisfying win. After a big win, these lawyers always say little more than “Next.” There is another aspect of this. I am inspired by lawyers who, after a defeat - an undeserved defeat, even - do not lose perspective, even for a moment, who know that sometimes their side was just not meant to win. These lawyers, like their counterparts who have won, move quickly to the next case, to the next client, after a difficult loss. After taking a whipping in an important case, these lawyers, too, always say little more than “Next.”

• Fifth, I am inspired by judges and lawyers who distribute credit for success to others and retain for themselves responsibility for mistakes or unfavorable results.

• Sixth, I am inspired by judges who never forget, not even for a moment, how hard it is to be an exceptional lawyer, or even to be good, and who therefore never embarrass a lawyer, especially a young one, in front of a jury, or a client, or anyone. I am

and often impossible. The statistics surrounding his career become staggering. He started the office in 1971. It was him and another attorney in a store front. Funding was from a less than reliable federal grant. People have gone on to become judges, law professors, federal defenders, college professors, psychologists, social workers and winners of some of the biggest verdicts in the history of the state in both civil and criminal law. An illustrative example of the depth of that history is a former Jesuit Volunteer trial assistant recently argued in front of the US Supreme Court. Most important of all has been the quality of the work. Jim has always said, “If you’re going to do something – do it right.” The high standards he set for himself and the office became a benchmark and expectation for practice throughout the state.

rewards of criminal defense and the public defender’s office. Another part of it is faith and humility. Jim genuinely believes in people. He believes in hiring the best people he can and then getting out of their way. People are hired for common sense and good judgment and expected to use it. The office philosophy is to have as few rules as possible. The clients come first. Every attorney handles his or her own case for each individual client from beginning to end, doing everything possible for that client within the bounds of law and ethics. Everybody is a trainer. People teach and support each other. The only competition is to help people do the best job they can and make the office the best that it can be. Jim’s greatest satisfaction is in seeing others succeed. His greatest joy is watching members of the office get praise for work well done. It’s all about the office. It’s not

“The high standards he set for himself...became a benchmark...” One has to wonder how he has done it so well and for so long. Besides all the values mentioned above that Jim brings to work each day and instills in others, it is his philosophy. One of Jim’s heroes from the time he was a small boy is Francis Marion, “the swamp fox” whose credo based in cunning and cleverness was “to live to fight another day.” Jim expects people to do things the right way but to take care of themselves so they can take care of their clients. The emphasis is on being consistently effective instead of overly zealous or selfsacrificial. Every interview with an applicant includes a warning that he expects people to be protective of their lives, souls and families and not become addicted by the pressure, passion, purpose and

about him. He’s made sure it never has been.

inspired by judges who do that.

my $500 is someone else’s $5,000. I am inspired by judges and lawyers who share their wealth, whatever its dimensions, with others less fortunate than we.

• Seventh, I am inspired by judges and lawyers who treat their superiors, their subordinates, and their peers equally. A wise man once told me, if you really want to know a person, inquire of his or her subordinates.

• Eighth, I am inspired by judges and lawyers who understand the art of the apology. This, by the way, is an art that I have perfected. I am not particularly proud of this. I have apologized countless times to my wife, to my boys, to my friends, to my partners, past and present, to my clients, to my secretaries, and yes, to judges. I am inspired by judges and lawyers who understand the art of the apology, its place, and its meaning.

• Ninth, I am inspired by judges and lawyers who share their wealth with those less fortunate, with those in need. “Wealth” is relative, isn’t it? Your $50 is my $500 and

9

Another part is teamwork. The motto at the prep school Jim attended was “working together.” It was a lesson that stayed with him and is alive and well is his office. Every attorney works within a team. Every team works within a section. Every section and every person is an important part of the office from the newest law student to the oldest secretary. Everybody makes a contribution. No job is more important than another. Jim is the only person who eats his lunch in the office lunch room every day so people know he’s one of them. There is a group within the office called the Entertainment and Humanities Committee that

• Tenth, I am inspired by judges and lawyers who never, or rarely, give advice. Many of you knew Jim Clarke, who died in 2000, of Alzheimer’s disease. Rhodes Scholar. Yale Law School. Wonderfully gifted lawyer for 40 years. Entirely decent. He was my mentor in the law. I have already mentioned my brother. He was my closest friend, my role model, the person I always consulted when I was in trouble or had an important decision to make. Norm Sepenuk, who is in The Hague tonight, has been my “go-to” man since 1991, when I lost my brother. Those of you who know Norm understand why I always consult him when I am in trouble or have an important decision to make. Norm will always be special to me.

Jim Hennings uses money earned from vending machines and bake sales to promote morale with an annual picnic, tee shirts and small tokens of thoughtfulness during times of trouble for employees. It reflects much of Jim’s approach – a good idea that he wants others to take and make work. The last and maybe most important things to mention are vision and innovation. It would be easy given the history and tradition of Jim and the office to let it become weighed down by its own success. That has not happened due largely to Jim’s respect for new ideas and willingness to change. In fact he might say that has been the hallmark of his career – a willingness to experiment. Again there are lots of examples – a small group of associated public

“...a willingness to experiment...” defenders that joins with the private bar and morphs into OCDLA or an invitation for him to be the first non-Catholic to sit on the Board of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps that leads to the use of volunteers as trial assistants at MPD and the genesis of the team approach. A job at his office is also an invitation to make things and the whole system better.

These three men are, or were, different in more ways than they were alike. But they all shared this marvelous gift of advising me without giving advice. Mostly, they listened and asked questions. Rarely, maybe never, did they offer serious advice. Being around them, though, observing their habits, having access to their thoughts - that is how I received the advice not given. I am inspired by judges and lawyers who never, or rarely, give advice. I could expand on that, but we are out of time. I therefore end with my brother DeMar, my mentor Jim, and my friend Norm, because, except for my parents and my college wrestling coach, they have most profoundly shaped my professional life. I will save for another day an explanation of how a collegiate wrestling coach named Fred Paul Davis could profoundly shape my professional life. I end here with my public thanks to my brother, my mentor and my friend. I am honored.

M u L T N o M A H

L A W Y E R

Reaching Out to the Community and Local Youth - Community Law Week 2008 By Jennifer Durham, Bodyfelt, Mount et al and YLS Service to the Public Committee Chair. The members of the YLS Service to the Public Committee once again recruited members of the Multnomah County legal community to host Community Law Week (CLW) for the general public. The theme was The Rule of Law: Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity. Over 70 law firms and legal professionals donated their time and resources to CLW, an annual event that provides legal education, access and assistance to the public. As before, this year’s CLW volunteers coordinated a clothing drive for the Dress for Success charity at local law firms, organized a “Tell it to the Judge” event at Lloyd Center Mall and hosted Free Legal Information Booths throughout Multnomah County. Courthouse tours were renewed.

volunteers provided guided tours of both the Multnomah County Courthouse and the Justice Center.

Hollywood Theatre marquee for YOUthFILM Project screening

Aaron Bass of Sather Byerly & Holloway and Amber Hollister of the Governor’s office co-chaired this year’s 2008 Community Law Week.

YOUthFILM Project award winning filmmakers from Lincoln Park Kids Club Jeff Hern of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt and Aaron Bass served as this year’s CLW fundraising co-chairs.

system. Committee members Rosemary Colliver, Lainie Dillon, Jennifer Durham, Laurie Hagar, Amber Hollister, Steve James, Katie Lane, Justin Leonard, Kathy Maloney, James Miner, and Judith Parker were instrumental in creating and organizing this successful project. Nearly 100 students produced short films on “Rule of Law” topics. On April 29, Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz presented awards to the teams of elementary, middle and high school student filmmakers at the second annual YOUthFILM Project screening and awards ceremony. Nearly 270 people attended a screening of the students’ short films, on topics ranging from what the students would do if they were elected president, to demonstrating the benefits of the rule of law - and the pitfalls of not having it in place. The young filmmakers were excited to meet Justice De Muniz and honored to have him present their awards. They kept him busy signing autographs and posing for photographs. For more information and to view winning films, please visit www.theyouthfilmproject.org.

Jodie Ayura of Bodyfelt Mount Stroup & Chamberlain LLP and Olivia Zirker created brochures and posters that were distributed throughout Multnomah County and sent press releases and advertisements to more than a dozen area publications and organizations. Cashauna Hill of Ashcroft Wiles Amman LLP and Sara Couch of Shelley L Fuller & Associates organized this year’s Legal Information Booths, involving 12 attorneys at nine locations throughout Multnomah County.

Judge Diana Stuart (right) with mall patron at the Tell it to the Judge event Scott Ceiko of the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office and Derek Green of Davis Wright Tremaine recruited eight judges from Multnomah County Circuit Court to meet with the public and answer questions for “Tell it to the Judge.” Winter Drews and Iayesha Smith of Lehner & Rodrigues PC, Gina Delahunt of UEA, Inc., and Jill Stewart of Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf PC renewed courthouse tours. Eight attorney

April Social a Success By Marisol Cordero-Goodman, Kaori Tanabe and YLS Membership Committee. On Thursday, April 24, the YLS Membership Committee held its annual Meet the Judges Drop-in Social at the Hotel Monaco, which was generously sponsored by Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

CLW would not have been possible without the following individuals on the YLS Service to the Public Committee:

This was the second year for The YOUthFILM Project, a student filmmaking contest, encouraging local youth to express themselves creatively while learning more about our government and justice

Jennifer Durham and Robin Bellanca welcomed people to the YOUthFILM Project Screening

Cortney Duke of Schroeder Law Offices PC and Olivia Zirker organized a clothing drive for Dress for Success of Oregon, an organization that helps women get back on their feet and prepare for the workforce. Nine “Law Firm Captains” encouraged their colleagues to donate.

Young Lawyers Section

Justin Leonard, Lainie Dillon and Justice De Muniz present the HorseLuvers.com! team with their award CLW is truly an amazing collaborative event of the Multnomah County legal community. If you were unable to participate this year, please consider joining us next year. For more information, contact Jennifer Durham, [email protected]

This year’s social again included a raffle benefiting Multnomah CourtCare, a free childcare service in the courthouse. YLS acknowledges the support of local businesses that donated prizes for the raffle, which generated over $1,300 for CourtCare: Bishops Barbershop, Blush Beauty Bar, Colin Morton-Maxson of Lloyd Athletic Club, El Gaucho, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Marriott-Portland Downtown of Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Matt Larson, Paloma Clothing, Perkins Coie, Pix Patisserie, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, Typhoon, Veritable Quandary and Westin Portland of Westin Hotels and Resorts. Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Thanks to The Classroom Law Project for sharing volunteers for Saturday Academy, courthouse tours and school contacts.

C.W. Houck Middle School filmmakers, recipients of the YOUthFILM Project classroom achievement award Thank you Community Law Week Sponsors Ater Wynne Bullard Smith et al Cosgrave Vergeer Kester Dunn Carney et al Garvey Schubert Barer K & L Gates Sather Byerly & Holloway Schroeder Law Offices Stoll Berne Sussman Shank YOUthFILM Executive Producer Sponsors Ball Janik Perkins Coie Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Stoel Rives Saturday Academy Continuing Banner Sponsors Barran Liebman Cosgrave Vergeer Kester Special Thanks to Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz

10

Christiane Fife, Rebecca Lindemann, Sean Ray, Traci Hopfe and Judge Paula Kurshner at the April social

Thank You Volunteers Dress for Success Robin Bellanca, Cable Huston et al Jennifer Durham, Bodyfelt Mount et al Cashauna Hill, Ashcroft Wiles et al Amber Hollister, Office of the Governor Katie Lane, Portland General Electric Erin Lillis, McEwen Gisvold Nancy Miller, Davis Wright Tremaine Josh Ross, Stoll Berne Iayesha Smith, Lehner & Rodrigues Tell it to the Judge Judge Cheryl Albrecht Judge Alicia Fuchs Judge Judith Matarazzo Judge Maureen McKnight Judge Thomas Ryan Judge Diana Stuart Judge Steven Todd Judge Michael Zusman Mami Fujii Amber Hollister Amy Hoven Troy Nixon Judy Parker Elizabeth Welch

Courthouse Tours Patty Arjun Laura Baldwin Judy Edwards Shari Lane Katelyn S. Oldham Stacy Reding Josh Ross Iayesha Smith YOUthFILM Project Chief Justice Paul De Muniz Robin Bellanca Darin Dooley Traci Hopfe Ethan Samson Kristin Sterling Martha Taylor Megan Walseth Legal Information Booths Jodie Ayura John Belknap Bob Bouneff Maya Crawford Angela Engstrom Jenny Anne Gifford Cashauna Hill Cathy Keenan John McVea Katelyn S. Oldham Robyn Stein Olivia Zirker

J U N E

2 0 0 8

PRO BONO VOLUNTEERS

The following firms have signed the 2008 Pro Bono Pledge for law firms. Please go to www.mbabar.org/MBA_Pro_Bono.htm and add your firm to the list. Ater Wynne LLP Ball Janik LLP Barran Liebman LLP Michael H. Bloom PC Brindle McCaslin & Lee PC Bullivant Houser Bailey PC Clarke Balcom Law Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dwyer & Miller LLP

Farleigh Wada Witt Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP Kivel & Howard LLP Lane Powell PC Lindsay Hart Neil & Weigler, LLP Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf PC Meyer & Wyse LLP Miller Nash LLP

Parker, Bush & Lane, P.C. Perkins Coie LLP Quantum Law Group PC Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC Stoll Berne Swider Medeiros Haver LLP Todd Trierweiler & Associates Tonkon Torp LLP Vangelisti Kocher LLP Zipse, Elkins & Mitchell

The law was on their side. They just needed a lawyer by their side.

www.mbabar.org/ MBA_Pro_Bono.htm

GreenField Health “GreenField Health: great for me, great for my family, great for my company.”

Luis Machuca, husband, father of three and CEO of Kryptiq Corporation

E-mail and phone access to your personal physician and same-day appointments. You can have an incredibly busy life and still take care of your health. GreenField Health. You won’t believe the service.

Come to our evening open house! 503.292.9560

GreenField Health at Barnes Road Internal & Adolescent Medicine GreenField Health at NE Broadway Family Medicine Now welcoming patients at both locations. www.GreenFieldHealth.com 503.292.9560

11

Thanks to the following lawyers, who recently donated their pro bono services via the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Senior Law Project, Community Development Law Center, law firm clinics, the Oregon Law Center, the Nonprofit Project, St. Andrew Legal Clinic, Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services, Lewis & Clark’s Small Business Legal Clinic, Children’s Representation Project and Attorneys for Youth. To learn more about pro bono opportunities in Multnomah County, check out the Pro Bono Opportunities in Oregon handbook, available at www.mbabar.org/docs/ProBonoGuide.pdf. Leslie Abraham Matt Arbaugh Kate Benjacob Brittany Berkey Michelle Bertolino Dick Biggs Ryan Bledsoe Thomas Boardman Drew Bobzien Deena Bothello Steve Boyke Kevin Briggs Kimberly Brown Hon. Trish Brown Colette Cameron Brett Carson Dan Christensen Tom Chow Christine Coers-Mitchell Emily Cohen Forrest Collins Doug Cushing Jason Davis Richard Deich Liam Duffy Chris Edwardsen Kelly Evans Mike Fearl Trish Flanagan Paul Finkelstein Shannon Flowers Cassandra Forbess Richard Fowlks Jon Fritzler Zacahary Fruchtengarten Anne Furniss Peter Galambos Tony Garcia Charles Gazzola Bradford Gerke Scott Gilfillan Jennifer Gilmore Diane Gould Rod Grafe David Gray Donald Green Mary Lou Haas Michael Hallas Stacy Hankin Helen Hierschbiel Laurel Hook David Hull Conrad Hutterli Ed Johnson Sam Justice Josh Kadish Eric Kearney John Kendall Karen Knauerhase Dawn LaGrone Sally Lajoie Roy Lambert Stacey Lamont Shari Lane Linda Larkin

Karen Lee Scott Leibenguth Elizabeth Lemoine Scott Leonard Steven Leskin John Lundeen Robert Lusk Laura Maffei Marti McCausland Michael McGrath Tim McNeil Shawn Menashe Max Miller Douglas Miltenberger Bill Miner James Moering Marisa Moneyhun Carl Neil James O’Connor Michael Opton Lori Osmundsen Susan O’Toole Joseph Patterson Beverly Pearman Melissa Peterson Duane Petrowsky Chuck Pruitt Marla Rapp Evan Reynolds Amy Richter Peter Ricoy Bruce Rothman Chris Rounds Jerry Rowe Ethan Samson Jill Schneider Marcus Shirzad Dick Slottee Connie Snyder Neda Soofi Gregory Soriano Anne Steiner Sandy Stone Kim Sugawa-Fujinaga Alex Sutton Scott Talley Brenna Tanzosh Bruce Towsley Todd Trierweiler Lee Tyler Edward Tylicki Evans Van Buren Hon. George Van Hoomissen Richard Vangelisti Katherine VanZanten Jennifer Warberg Eric Waxler Richard Weill Rob Wilkinson Susan Williams Amber Wolf Beth Woodard Todd Worthley Terry Wright

M u L T N o M A H

L A W Y E R

MBA Golf Outing Schedule

MICHAEL DWYER M E D I A T O R

June 10: Riverside Golf Club

•Family conflicts •Personal injury •Elder issues •Small business and workplace

July 24: Edgefield Pub Course August 13: OGA Members’ Course September 10: Championship Tournament at Langdon Farms

DWYER & M ILLER

Please see insert for details.

LLP

www.dwyermiller.com • 503-241-9456

.VMUOPNBI#BS"TTPDJBUJPO (SPVQ)FBMUI*OTVSBODF

   

%XCITING#HANGESTO-ULTNOMAH"AR!SSOCIATION-EDICAL)NSURANCE0LANS

s00/PLANSMAKETHE-"!PLANSMOREATTRACTIVETHANEVER s!NY/REGONOR#LARK#OUNTY 7ASHINGTON,AW&IRMIS%LIGIBLETOENROLL s&IRMSWITHOFlCESOUTSIDE/REGONCANENROLLACCESSINGA.ATIONWIDE00/NETWORK !DVANTAGESOF-"!0LANS s ,AWlRMSOFANYSIZEELIGIBLETOENROLL

s s s s s s s s

3OLEPRACTITIONERSTOLAWlRMSOFANYSIZE .ONATTORNEYSTAFFALSOELIGIBLE #OVERSOFlCESLOCATEDOUTSIDE/REGON .O(EALTH3TATEMENTn'UARANTEED)SSUE #OVERSALLPRE EXISTINGCONDITIONS %ASYADMINISTRATIONn,AWlRMRECEIVESONE BILLANDPAYSWITHONECHECKREGARDLESSOF HOWMANYDIFFERENTPLANSARESELECTED #/"2!ADMINISTRATIONPROVIDED $ISCOUNTED&EESFOR3ECTION&LEXIBLE 3PENDING!CCOUNT!DMINISTRATION ,IFEAND$ISABILITY)NCOME#OVERAGE !VAILABLE

%ACH%MPLOYEE#AN3ELECTA0LAN&ROMA-ENUOF!VAILABLE0LANS 02/6)$%.#%

s%0/0LANS s00/0LANS s(3!0LAN s.ATIONWIDE00/.ETWORK

$%.4!,!.$6)3)/.

s/REGON$ENTAL3ERVICE/$3 3EEANYDENTIST

s6ISION3ERVICE0LAN630

+!)3%2

s-EDICAL0LANS s0OINTOF3ERVICE0LAN s$ENTALAND6ISION

&ORMOREINFORMATION CONTACT .ORTHWEST%MPLOYEE"ENElTS )NC .%&REMONT 3UITE 0ORTLAND /REGON     WWWNWEBICOM /NTHEWEBSITE CLICKONh"ENElTS,OGINv 4HEPASSWORDIS-"!ALLCAPS 

12

J U N E

2 0 0 8

Oregon Minority Lawyers Association Ninth Annual Summer Social and Fundraiser [email protected] Fax: 503-210-7688 P.O. Box 13365, Portland, OR 97213

6DP,PSHUDWL-' 0HGLDWRU

July 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. World Trade Center Outdoor Plaza 121 SW Salmon Please put the date in your calendar now so you can attend. If you would like to donate or have questions, please contact OMLA co-chair Akira Heshiki, [email protected] oregonminoritylawyer.org. RSVP to Anastasia Yu Meisner, [email protected], 503-697-1035. Cost of admission is $10 for lawyers, judges and other professionals. $5 for students. Children under the age of 18 are free.

:HOOVXLWHGIRUFDVHV VSLQQLQJLQWKH LQWHUVHFWLRQRI ORJLFDQGHPRWLRQ



,QVWLWXWHIRU &RQIOLFW0DQDJHPHQW,QF  PHGLDWHFRP,&0

0ARALEGALS ,EGAL3ECRETARIES 2ECEPTIONISTS 0ROJECT!SSISTANTS &ILE#LERKS 7(0325$5< 3(50$1(173/$&(0(17

67$)),1*63(&,$/,676 Service, selection and price are critical when buying technology. Office Depot has the solution that members of the Multnomah Bar Association need – combining a broad assortment of top brands with technology expertise and reliable service 24/7. Rely on Office Depot for all your Technology needs. We offer: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

275,000 available items – from well-known brand names to many hard-to-find items Custom configuration Extended warranty plans Nationwide distribution capabilities Software licensing Volume pricing For more information, contact Business Development Manager Jason and more! Thorud at 503.240.4500 or [email protected]

29(5/$:),5065(/<2186 67$)),1*3$571(5727+(

(;&/86,9( 2P]^]1dbX]Tbb B^[dcX^]b Xb _[TPbTSc^ P]]^d]RTP]TgR[dbXeTaT[PcX^]bWX_fXcWcWT
PDQDJHPHQWWHFKQRORJ\LQYHVWPHQWRUGRFXPHQW PDQDJHPHQWQHHGVDQGKHOSLGHQWLI\ RSSRUWXQLWLHVWRLPSURYHHIILFLHQFLHVDQG PD[LPL]HWKLVLQYHVWPHQW ‡0HPEHUGLVFRXQWVRQGLJLWDOLPDJLQJ KDUGZDUHDQGVRIWZDUHVROXWLRQV

6:1LPEXV$YHQXH %HDYHUWRQ 25

13

0LFKDHO' .LHO /HJDO6SHFLDOLVW 3KRQH   &HOO   HPDLO PNLHO#VROXWLRQVFDQRQFRP

C4.ADV.78.0208

4EL   700 SW Taylor Floor 2 &AX   Portland, Oregon 97205 WWWLEGALNWCOM Tel 503-242-2514 37TH!VE 34% Fax 503-274-7895 www.legalnw.com 0ORTLAND /REGON [email protected]

M u L T N o M A H

L A W Y E R

CLASSIFIEDS Space DOWNTOWN PORTLAND SUBLEASE Three-attorney commercial law firm has expanded and has an extra corner office for rent to a compatible attorney. Secretarial space, storage space and an associate office are also available. We have two large conference rooms and convenient parking. Contact Scott Jerger at [email protected] OREGON CITY OFFICE John Henry Hingson III has one office available in his building at 409 Center St., Oregon City. Close to elevator; off-street parking; law library; conference room; share copier, fax, etc. with three other lawyers. Contact John Henry Hingson III, phone 503.656.0355, email [email protected] DOWNTOWN PORTLAND SUBLEASE A 30 attorney intellectual property firm in heart of downtown looking to sublease, for one to two years, one partner size and up to three associate size offices, with one or two adjacent secretarial carrels. Beautiful space with receptionist and conference rooms available to share. Contact Peter Heuser at Kolisch Hartwell. 503.224.6655 [email protected]

Positions EMPLOYMENT LAW LITIGATOR Well established mid-sized firm in downtown Portland seeks an employment law trial attorney with minimum 4-6 years practicing exclusively in employment litigation. Opportunity includes both the defense and plaintiff’s side of employment law claims, in dynamic growth environment, with additional opportunity to support business litigation matters. Ideal candidate will have excellent credentials, strong writing and analytic skills, strong work ethic and good judgment. Admission to Oregon Bar required. Cosgrave is a diverse group united by a commitment to excellence, professionally and personally. Compensation includes competitive salary and bonus and full package of benefits. Please send resume, transcripts and writing sample to Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, Attn: Gloria Martin, 805 SW Broadway, 8th Floor, Portland OR 97205. All inquiries will be held in confidence.

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP is seeking an outstanding, seasoned associate attorney with 4-6 years of civil litigation experience. Successful candidate will assume responsibility for complex commercial litigation. Oregon Bar required; WA Bar a plus. CVK attorneys are committed to providing responsive, extraordinary service to all clients, from individuals and small businesses to regional, national, and international corporations. Over seven decades, our team of distinguished attorneys has grown to 32, as has the scope of our practice. CVK offers an exceptional professional opportunity to work with experienced litigators and grow professionally. Comprehensive compensation package and full range of benefits. Interested applicants please send resume, transcripts and a writing sample to Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, Attn: Gloria Martin, Human Resources Director, 805 SW Broadway, 8th Floor, Portland OR 97205, email [email protected] Fax number: 503.323.9019. All inquiries will be held in confidence. LITIGATION ASSOCIATE Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP is seeking an experienced associate attorney with 25 years of civil litigation experience. Oregon Bar required; WA Bar a plus. Successful candidates will have knowledge and interest in construction law, excellent academic record and good writing skills. CVK offers an exceptional professional opportunity to work with experienced litigators and grow professionally, competitive salary and full range of benefits. Interested applicants please send resume, transcripts and a writing sample to Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, Attn: Gloria Martin, Human Resources Director, 805 SW Broadway, 8th Floor, Portland OR 97205, email [email protected] Fax: 503.323.9019. All inquiries will be held in confidence.

in Washington, or will obtain Washington admission as soon as possible. Federal court experience preferred. Send cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample via mail or email to Michelle Blevens, [email protected] gilroylawfirm.com, The Gilroy Law Firm, PC, 7307 SW Beveland St. Ste. 200, Tigard OR 97223. LITIGATION ASSOCIATE Hagen O’Connell LLP is seeking an experienced associate attorney with at least five years’ experience in complex business and civil litigation. Candidate must be prepared to manage case load for a law firm with seasoned business and tax practice. Admission to Oregon Bar required. Candidate with a portable practice is a plus.

Hagen O’Connell LLP offers an outstanding opportunity to work for an established and well respected Portland law firm. Comprehensive compensation package and excellent benefits. Please send resume, transcripts, and a writing sample to Hagen O’Connell, Attn: Shelley Harpine 121 SW Morrison St. Ste. 1500, Portland OR 97204. All inquires will be held in confidence. THE PORTLAND OFFICE OF WILLIAMS KASTNER Seeks to hire a litigation associates with two to five years’ experience, including taking and defending depositions, electronic discovery and preparing cases for trial. Must also be an excellent writer and communicator. Williams

Kastner is committed to diversity and seeks applicants with academic excellence, a well-rounded personality and excellent work ethic. Must be a member of the Oregon State Bar. Please send resume, law school transcript and short writing sample to Patti Christiansen, Williams Kastner, 601 Union St. #4100, Seattle WA 98101 or [email protected] williamskastner.com.

Miscellaneous OREGON’S HOTTEST RESTAURANT FRANCHISOR SEEKING FRANCHISEES Excellent sales to cost ratios. Award winning sustainable business practices. Visit www.cafeyumm.com or call John 541.683.9866 x 207.

HPnorthwest Consultants, Actuaries & Administrators for Retirement Plans and Trusts 12511 SW 68th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97223 (503) 597-1600

www.hpnorthwest.com HPnorthwest is an assumed business name of Heintzberger Payne & Company, LLC

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY Small, AV rated defense firm has an immediate opening for a litigation associate with one to four years’ experience. Our practice focuses on personal injury defense, primarily in the areas of trucking, product, and premises liability. Excellent writing skills required. Oregon admission required. The successful applicant will also be admitted

14

J U N E

We are proud to welcome our newest attorney,

Jonathan M. Corey, to the YM & E team of trusted counsel.

2 0 0 8

;OLILZ[HYN\TLU[ZJVTL MYVTHWVZP[PVUVMZ[YLUN[O We resolve business disputes, both in court and out. Check our track record, or just ask around, and you’ll find we’re very good at it.

One SW Columbia, Suite 1800 Portland, Oregon 97258 • 

503-224-7077

  ` L H Y Z  V M  N V V K  H Y N \ T L U [ Z   •

www.yatesmatthews.com

Experienced. Responsive. Dedicated.

Family Law

Fraud Examination Litigation Support Expert Witness Financial Statement Reconstructio n Tiffany Couch, CPA, CFE 360.573.5158 (Vancouver, WA) www.acuitygroupllp.com

Laura Preston, CFE 360.733.6850 (Bellingham, WA)

PORTLAND, OREGON

.

503.295.3085

.

WWW.MHGM.COM

[email protected]

Bob Hopkins Aviation, Personal Injury and Products Liability Litigation

Tom Landye & Mitch Cohen Business, Tax and Finance

HODGES LITIGATION, ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION Business and real property matters including: Trade secrets 1031 Exchange transactions Shareholder and Partnership disputes Noncompetition agreements Business torts Unfair competition Condominium ownership HOA disputes Easement and Boundary disputes

Experience, ...Integrity

Phil Blumstein Alaska Native and Business Law

Good people make great lawyers. What makes a great attorney? It goes beyond merely mastering the intricacies of law. To excel, you have to live law from your client’s perspective. It has to be part of who you are, not just your career. I More than anything, though, it’s about talent. Talent gets results. Talent wins cases. I Our philosophy is simple: hire and keep the best lawyers around. They’re quality people, and leaders in their areas of expertise. Other law firms may be bigger, older and more widespread. That’s ok. We’re happy just being great lawyers for the clients we help succeed every day.

Carlton W. Hodges Attorney at Law

Preeminent Lawyer (Martindale-Hubbell AV)

Simply Great Lawyers.

503-223-3690  503-542-4490 Fax [email protected] 1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2330 Portland, OR 97204

15

503.224.4100 landye-bennett.com

Oregon

I

Alaska

M u L T N o M A H

L A W Y E R

Foundation Awards Grants to Five Nonprofits Organizations chosen for civics-related programs by Kennedy Smith, MBA.

T

he Multnomah Bar Foundation (MBF) received a record number of applications for its 2008 grant cycle. In total, 15 nonprofit organizations applied for grants – far more than any other grant cycle in the MBF’s history. The MBF has awarded grants to the five organizations that clearly fit within its mission to increase the public’s understanding of the

legal system; to promote civics education, public participation and respect for the law; to improve the quality and administration of the legal system; and to support programs and projects related to the foundation’s purpose. The grantees are: • The MBA YLS YOUthFILM Project will receive $1,000 to continue its annual student filmmaking event. The Foundation Grants Committee agreed that because the project is popular and is gaining momentum, the foundation wants to continue its support.

The MBF has awarded a past $1,000 grant to the program. • The League of Women Voters will receive $1,116 to publish information about Multnomah County Circuit Court candidates in its nonpartisan voters’ guide. The foundation felt that the project fits within the MBF’s mission and gives the voting population a better understanding of candidates. • The Oregon Progress Forum, also known as the Oregon Bus Project, will receive $4,000 to teach high school juniors and

16

seniors in more than 40 high schools about civic engagement. The program is designed to educate students about the political process, increase youth voter turnout and develop nextgeneration civic leadership. • Elders in Action has been awarded $4,000 for a project to inform seniors about how to become active participants in the legal system and help shape policy. The MBF cited Elders in Action’s strength in aiming toward a group that is valuable to the foundation’s goals.

• The Classroom Law Project will receive $8,700 to support and expand its successful “We the People” program. The nonprofit will use the grant to expand to new schools and continue support of the five existing sites made possible by a $25,000 MBA Community Gift Fund. The MBF felt that the group’s goals are clearly aligned with civics education. In total, the MBF awarded $18,816. Congratulations to all MBF grantees. To learn more, visit www.mbabar.org/foundation.htm.

Loading...

MuLTNoMAH LAwYER - Multnomah Bar Association

MuLTNoMAH LAwYER Lawyers associated for justice, service, professionalism, education and leadership for our members and our community. June 2008 Volu...

9MB Sizes 4 Downloads 12 Views

Recommend Documents

Collecting on Judgments - Multnomah Bar Association
May 21, 2014 - Page 1 of 10. P:\Public Documents\Committees\CLE\CLE Master Files\05_21_14_Collecting on Judgments\Writte

El Menor Enfrenta la Ley - Multnomah Bar Association
de El menor enfrenta la ley: un manual de derechos del menor (Youth Faces the Law: A Juvenile Rights. Handbook). ... Vid

to download - WaterBrook & Multnomah
American ego to the hollowing of the American conscience,. Mohler is .... book The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundament

FY 2018 - Multnomah County
Jun 21, 2017 - This is a 51% allocation for the first year of the 2017-2019 state biennial budget 2) $75,000 - State Tre

Love Without Limits - WaterBrook & Multnomah
benefit you and many others looking for guidance on finding love and sustaining loving relationships. This book's title

Learn English | Multnomah County Library
The library offers many resources and classes to learn English. At the library. Talk Time - Talk Time is an informal con

Calculating Span of Control - Multnomah County
Calculating Span of Control in Multnomah County. Updated August 1, 2011. Introduction. This briefing paper will provide

Multnomah County Health Department Primary - ABIM Foundation
Empanelment and panel size. Empanelment is the process for ensuring that every patient has an assigned primary care prov

Board announces Multnomah County Employee Award recipients
Apr 26, 2011 - After receiving 46 nominations, including over 500 employees in six categories, we are pleased to announc

the international lawyer - American Bar Association
Dec 27, 2010 - The authors are all attorneys who specialize in international trade law: Yohai Baisburd, White & Case. LL