Tuesday, February 11, 2014

First Article Published for the 2014 Appellate Almanac!

The Executive Committee is pleased to present our members with the first article for the 2014 Appellate Almanac, a profile of the Honorable David Schuman, who recently retired from the Oregon Court of Appeals.  Danielle Lordi, a former clerk for Judge Schuman, kindly volunteered her time to author the article.

Again, if you would like the opportunity to contribute to the 2014 Appellate Almanac, please let the Executive Committee Chair know.

Monday, February 10, 2014

What Just Happened? A Review of Significant 2013 Appellate Decisions

The OSB Appellate Practice Section presents a brown bag CLE on Thursday, February 13, 2014, from noon-1:30 p.m., at Tonkon Torp LLP, 888 SW Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor, Portland Oregon 97204 .

This panel on important 2013 appellate decisions will feature Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rives Kistler, Court of Appeals Judge Rebecca Duncan, Oregon Solicitor General Anna Joyce, and Willamette Law Professor Jeff Dobbins. The speakers will identify and discuss key decisions covering a range of topics.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Supreme Court Building Turns 100!

February 14, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the historic Oregon Supreme Court Building.  In honor of the occasion, the court will have a brief program in the third floor courtroom at 3:00 p.m., followed by a reception in the lobby and tours of the courthouse.  I hope members of the section will be able to participate. Feel free to invite your colleagues, friends... and valentines!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Classroom Law Project Celebrates Jake Tanzer

The Classroom Law Project has chosen Jake Tanzer to receive the 2014 Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year Award.  In celebration of Mr. Tanzer, an award dinner will be held April 23, 2014 at The Governor Hotel.

For information on attending, please see the formal announcement.

To sign up, please visit www.classroomlaw.org/donate/legal-citizen-dinner.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Governor Appoints Chris Garrett to Court of Appeals

On December 24, 2013, Governor Kitzhaber announced the appointment of Christopher L. Garrett to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals created by the retirement of the Honorable David Schuman.

Friday, January 3, 2014

A Note from the Chair

Eight years ago, the Appellate Practice Section’s Executive Committee published the first Oregon Appellate Almanac.  Then-Chair, Keith Garza, crafted a 323-page tome filled with wisdom and insight collected from Oregon’s most renowned appellate practitioners and judges.  Well, times have changed…

But hopefully not too much!  This year, the Executive Committee seeks to transform the Oregon Appellate Almanac into an online publication.  Like its six predecessors, Volume 7 of the almanac will serve appellate lawyers and judges by retaining key elements, such as case law summaries, court calendars, statistics, profiles, and articles that improve the practice of appellate law in Oregon.  The new format will foster efficient access to that valuable information.  The section will notify section members when new articles are published, and members can access the articles on the section’s website as soon as they become available.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I hope that Oregon’s valued appellate practitioners and judges find the new format useful.  I also hope that the format will encourage section members to submit articles for this and future almanacs.  Thank you for bearing with us as we make this important transition.  And have an “Appealing” New Year!

If you wish to have an article published on the Appellate Practice Section website, or as part of the 2014 or future Appellate Almanacs, please contact the section’s current Chair.  Also, please visit the section’s website, which contains submission and publication guidelines to facilitate article editing and submission.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Governor Appoints New Judges to Court of Appeals

On October 17, 2013, Governor Kitzhaber announced the appointment of Joel S. DeVore, Erin C. Lagesen, and Douglas L. Tookey to fill three new positions on the Oregon Court of Appeals created by the passage of House Bill 4026 in 2012.