Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CLE: “The Supreme Court Inside and Out”

The Oregon State Bar's Business Litigation Section is pleased to present a distinguished panel to discuss the ins and outs of preparing and presenting argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and the unique decision-making process that results in precedents that impact us all.

When:  Wednesday, November 11, 2015
             5:00 - 5:30 P.M. Reception
             5:30 - 6:30 CLE Program

Where: Red Star Tavern
             503 SW Alder Street
             Portland, Oregon 97204

It is the highest court in the land and the court of last resort for the privileged few whose legal issues are lofty and consequential enough for the Court to consider. There are unwritten rules of etiquette and an expectation of advocacy at its most polished.

The panel includes Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rives Kistler who is a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell; Jeff Lamken, a partner at Molo Lamken in Washington D.C, who is a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner and a former Assistant Solicitor General who has argued 21 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; and Steve Wilker, a partner at Tonkon Torp who argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court last year.

Registration details are below the jump.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Appellate Practice Section Social - October 29, 2015

We have a great CLE planned, and the Social is always a terrific opportunity to mingle with colleagues and Oregon's appellate judges. It's the appellate event of the year. Don't miss it! Register now!

When:   Thursday, October 29, 2015, 3:00 PM - 7 PM
Where:  Sentinel Hotel
             614 SW 11th Ave.
             Downtown Portland

Agenda and registration information below the jump.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

APS "Brown Bag" CLE - February 11, 2015

What Just Happened? 

A Review of Significant 2014 Oregon Appellate Decisions

The OSB Appellate Practice Section is holding a brown bag CLE (1.5 CLE credits pending approval) on Wednesday, February 11, noon-1:30 p.m., in downtown Portland.

This panel on important 2014 decisions from our state appellate courts will feature Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau, Court of Appeals Judge Erika Hadlock, Oregon Solicitor General Anna Joyce, and Willamette Law Professor Jeff Dobbins. Section chair Robyn Aoyagi will moderate. The speakers will identify and discuss key decisions from both appellate courts, covering a range of topics.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Supreme Court Adopts Permanent Amendments to Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure

The Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals have adopted permanent amendments to the Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (ORAP). The amendments will become effective on January 1, 2015. The rules that have been amended, added, or deleted are:
Rules amended: 1.15, 1.35, 2.05, 2.15, 3.05, 3.07, 3.15, 3.25, 3.33, 3.35, 3.40, 5.05, 5.10, 5.70, 5.80, 5.85, 5.95, 6.05, 6.10, 6.25, 7.05, 7.10, 7.55, 8.05, 8.15, 8.20, 8.50, 8.52, 9.05, 9.10, 9.17, 9.20, 9.25, 10.15, 10.25, 11.05, 11.10, 11.15, 11.20, 11.30, 11.32, 11.34, 11.35, 12.05, 12.07, 12.08; 12.09, 12.20, 12.25, 13.05, 13.10, 16.03, 16.05, 16.10, 16.15, 16.20, 16.25, 16.30, 16.40, 16.50; Appendix 2.05, 3.30, 3.33-1, 7.10-1.
New rules added: 1.32; Appendix 3.33-2, 3.35, 16.50.
Rules deleted: 16.35, 16.60.

The details of the amendments are available online in PDF format at Click the link for "ORAP Amendments effective January 1, 2015."

If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Armitage, Supreme Court Staff Attorney:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Appellate Practice Section Annual Social and CLE!

The section invites you to its annual social event at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland!  The section will offer a short one-hour CLE, followed by a reception.

What:   Appellate Practice Section's Annual Social and CLE!
When:  Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 4-6:30 p.m.
Where: Sentinel Hotel (formerly The Governor Hotel)
             614 SW 11th Ave
             Portland, Oregon 97205

Please register below.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Judicial Profile: Judge Lagesen

The Executive Committee is pleased to present our members with a profile the Honorable Erin Lagesen of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Julie A. Smith, attorney and partner at Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, kindly volunteered her time to author the article.

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