Appellate Practice CLE & Social Materials

The Full CLE Materials Packet may be downloaded in PDF format below:

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.
Please sign me up for “The Supreme Court Inside and Out” on November 11, 2015, at 5:00 p.m., at the Red Star Tavern, 503 SW Alder Street, Portland, OR 97204. The Business Litigation Section is applying for 1 hour of General CLE Credit for this program.


Bar No.:                                      

Section Member?
Student or 2014/2015 Admittee?

Registration Fee: $20 section members; $25 non-members; $5 for law students and 2014/2015 admittees; Judges are free. CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Please return this form with a check payable to “Oregon State Bar” byWednesday, November 4, 2015, to OSB Business Litigation Section Treasurer, John Casey, K&L Gates LLP, One SW Columbia St., Suite 1900, Portland, OR 97258.

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.

3:00-3:05 p.m. — Annual Meeting.

3:05-5:00 p.m. — CLE: “E-Briefing in Oregon.” An e-brief is more than a brief filed electronically. It is one strategically designed to be read electronically. Our fabulous panel—including Justice Kistler, Justice Landau, Judge Sercombe, Supreme Court Staff Attorney Lisa Norris-Lampe, and attorney Cody Hoesly—will discuss what Oregon appellate judges and staff attorneys like (and don’t like) to see when they read an e-brief. With practical demonstrations.

5:00-5:15 p.m. — CLE: Results of the Court of Appeals Performance Standards Survey. Judge Sercombe will discuss the results of this recent survey.

5:15-5:30 p.m. — A Brief Celebration of Justice Linder and Chief Judge Haselton. On the occasion of their upcoming retirements.

5:30-7:00 p.m. — Appellate Social. Mingle, mingle, mingle. Beer and wine hosted by Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt and Tonkon Torp LLP.

COST: The CLE is $30 for Appellate Practice Section members; $40 for non- members; and free for appellate judges, clerks, and court staff. Social is free.

CLE CREDITS: We will be requesting 2.25 general credits for the CLE.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Print and complete the following form. If you are attending the CLE, include a check in the appropriate amount, payable to “Oregon State Bar.” Send to: Sara Kobak, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC, 1211 SW Fifth Ave., 19th Floor, Portland, OR 97204. If you are not enclosing a check, you may email the form to [email protected].

Name of person attending: _______________________________________

Bar number: ____________

Appellate Practice Section member: YES ____ NO ____

Attending: CLE & Social ____ CLE Only ____ Social Only ____

Check enclosed: YES ____ N/A ____

Questions? Email: [email protected]