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Thank you to all who attended the 2015 District Conference!
Below, please find the CLE Materials broken down by session.

Our Changing Profession

Drought in the American West

Civil Breakout Session

Criminal Breakout Session

Re-Entry App Roll-Out

OSM Outreach Technology for Re-Entry

Key Note Address

Neuroscience: Decision-Making and the Law

Law and the New Economy Materials

Sports Law Panel Materials


The U.S. District Court of Oregon, the Oregon Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives, and the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association present the 2015 U.S. District Court Conference:

Complex legal problems abound in our society as we adapt to the rapid-fire pace of innovation in the fields of technology, science, and medicine. This full-day conference will discuss solutions to a few of the issues that Oregon judges and lawyers must address, including:

  • How technology and the explosion of data are changing the law and the legal profession;
  • Drought in the American West and the role of the legal system in managing scarce resources;
  • What advancements in neuroscience and psychology can teach us about our biases in judicial and legal decision-making;
  • How to leverage technology to improve the criminal justice system; and
  • Preserving the American pastime—sports.

Speakers for this event include:

  • Garrett Epps, Contributing Editor for The Atlantic, Professor at the University of Baltimore
  • Kimberly Papillon, nationally-recognized expert on legal and judicial decision-making
  • Judy Perry Martinez, Chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services
  • Lucy Bassli, Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation
  • Dan Lear, Director of Industry Relations for AVVO, legal and technology blogger
  • Adell Amos, U of O Law Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, on Drought in the American West
  • Billy Williams, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, and Lisa Hay, Acting Federal Defender for the District Oregon, on current issues in criminal law
  • Ken McGair, Senior Deputy City Attorney for the City of Portland
  • Vince Porter, Policy Advisor to Governor Kate Brown on Jobs and the Economy
  • Annabel Chang, Director of Public Policy for Lyft
  • A distinguished panel of sports law experts discussing current issues, including Portland Trailblazers GC Ben Lauritsen (moderator), Pepperdine Law Professor Maureen Weston on student likeness litigation, John Casey on concussion litigation, Carol Pratt on Title IX, Paul Loving on branding issues, and Matt Levin on sports cases in Oregon.
  • And many other distinguished presenters

There will also be a surprise presentation featuring a number of federal and state judges in Oregon that you will not want to miss!

Friday, October 2, 2015
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Presentations: 8:30-5:00
Cocktail Social: 5:00-6:30

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
1945 S.E. Water Avenue, Portland, Oregon
$90 / private practice
$40 / government, public service
Free for judges
Sponsorships available. If interested, contact Tom Johnson at TRJohnson@perkinscoie.com.

7 hours of CLE credit pending

To see a detailed agenda of the conference, click here.

Register Here!

Questions? Contact Jolie Russo at Jolie_Russo@ord.uscourts.gov or

John Mansfield at john@mansfieldlaw.net



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