Free CLE and Social on Wed, October 18! (Plus APS Annual Meeting)

Please join the OSB Appellate Practice Section for its Annual Meeting, Fall CLE, and Social.

WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017

Bridgeport Brew Pub, 1313 NW Marshall Street

  • Annual meeting from 3:00 to 3:05 p.m.
  • CLE from 3:05 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Social from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with light appetizers

Beer and Wine hosted by Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP and Larkins Vacura Kayser LLP.

 Beyond Implicit Bias: Beginning the Work of Recognizing and Addressing Structural Racism and Other Forms of Bias in the Legal System.

Presented by Judge Darleen Ortega, Kasia Rutledge, and Hanif Fazal.

Judge Darleen Ortega has been on the Oregon Court of Appeals since 2003 and is the first woman of color and the only Latina to serve as an appellate judge in Oregon. Her continuing engagement with issues affecting marginalized communities includes involvement with law students and new lawyers, middle school and high school students in Portland; service on the board of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she chairs the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; and co-founding OneGeorgeFox, an alumni organization that advocates for LGBTQ students at George Fox University.

Kasia Rutledge is a criminal defense lawyer. For the past 10 years she represented poor people accused of crimes at Metropolitan Public Defenders. Recently, Kasia has gone out on her own focusing her practice on aggravated murder capital defense. She also facilitates anti-racism and anti-oppression trainings, mentors students and new lawyers, and volunteers for many organizations trying to make the criminal justice system better.

For over 20 years, Hanif Fazal has been a nationally recognized facilitator, trainer and organizational consultant for advancing equity and cultural competency. In that time, Hanif has also founded numerous programs including Heart of Facilitation, Open School’s Step Up program, the Equity Certificate Program for School Leaders and been a two-time presenter at Courageous Conversations’ National Summit on Race. Most recently, Hanif founded the Center for Equity and Inclusion, an organization that is working locally and nationally to raise consciousness and build and sustain more equitable and inclusive communities.

Registration: This is a FREE CLE and Social sponsored by the Appellate Section.  However, an RSVP is required.  Please email your name and bar number to Christine Moore at [email protected].