The US District Court for the District of Oregon submitted its 2016 Annual Report, which is available by clicking here for your reading pleasure.
Oregonians will travel to Cleveland for the 2016 FBA Conference. Let us know if you are coming so we can meet up! For fantastic CLEs, national networking opportunities, and the chance to see Oregon bring home more awards (because we always win!), check out here!
The William V. Deatherage American Inn of Court will be presenting the next program of the season on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6 to 8pm at Inn at The Commons, 200 N. Riverside Avenue, Medford. Please note May’s meeting is scheduled for the first Thursday of the month (instead of the typical second Thursday of the month).
This month’s program will be presented with the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The program will include a panel of federal and state trial judges and a trial attorney who will, among other things, provide advice on being successful in the different courts, the key differences between courts, and review significant rules including the new proportionality discovery rules in federal court. The panel will be Chief Judge Michael Mosman, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, U. S. Magistrate Judge Jolie Russo, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon Jackson County Presiding Judge Tim Gerking, and attorney Tracy McGovern.
The program will include a 1 hour social hour/dinner followed by a 1 hour CLE. Dinner will be catered by “Larks.” The guest price for dinner is $30.00 per person. The cost of dinner for members is included in the membership fees. 1 General CLE credit is pending for the program.
Please send your RSVP by Thursday, April 28, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org (regardless of whether you are a member or a guest).
We look forward to seeing you there!
Judge Thomas Coffin discusses the Second Amendment
Please join us for our monthly lunch on Thursday April 21st with recently retired federal magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin. Judge Coffin has served the District of Oregon for nearly 25 years until his retirement at the end of February 2016. Judge Coffin will focus his talk on the Second Amendment. Register now for this topical discussion!
When: Thursday April 21 at 12:00 pm
Where: Mark O Hatfield U.S. District Courthouse Jury Assembly Room
Cost: $10 for Members/Government Attorneys; $12 for Nonmembers
The FBA Oregon Chapter’s Ancer Haggerty Scholars Program offers current high school juniors an opportunity to explore their interest in the law and civil rights by participating in several events during the 2016-2017 school year and interacting with an attorney mentor. Chosen scholars also attend the annual Oregon Chapter FBA dinner on May 26, 2016, with a parent or teacher to kick off the program.
A link to the application can be found below. Please share this application with any students you know who are qualified and might be interested in the program, or any teachers, counselors, mentors, or others who have contact with students in our target group. Below is some text that you should feel free to copy and paste into the body of an email, if you will find that helpful.
Completed applications are due no later than April 15.
Suggested text for sharing the application:
The Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is now taking applications for the 2016-2017 Ancer Haggerty Scholars Program.
As noted in the application, this program offers current high school juniors (i.e., 2017 graduates) an opportunity to explore their interest in the law and civil rights by spending time with a local attorney mentor, visiting a law office (such as a law firm or government prosecutor or defender’s office) for a week-long visit during the summer, and receiving invitations to other special events involving the law and civil rights during the 2016-2017 school year. Chosen scholars also attend the annual Oregon Chapter FBA dinner on May 26, 2016, with a parent or teacher to kick off the program.
The Board of the Oregon Chapter would like to ask you to please share this application with any students you know who are qualified and might be interested in the program. The Oregon Chapter would like to receive completed applications no later than April 15 (the application process should be fairly quick), and they can be mailed or emailed to either of the addresses on the application. We have accepted students in both Eugene and Portland.