The Day with the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals CLE is here!

After five years off, this popular all-day CLE is back! Sponsored by the Appellate Section, this CLE will feature judges from both appellate courts.  You can view the schedule here.

Register now for the in-person or remote viewing options!  In-person attendance is capped at 100 people and registration closes at noon on November 10; remote registration is open until noon on November 16.

The CLE will cover the following topics:

• New Judge Roundtable with Justices Bushong, James, and Masih, and Judge Jacquot
• Appellate Advocacy Nuts & Bolts with Justice DeHoog and Judges Aoyagi, Kamins, and Shorr
• State of the Courts Post-Pandemic with Chief Justice Flynn
• Lunch with a Judge
• Motions with Chief Judge Lagesen, Judge Egan, and Appellate Commissioner Kidd
• Candor, Civility & Credibility with Justices Duncan and Garrett, and Judges Hellman, Joyce, Pagán, Powers, and Tookey
• Shifting the Paradigm of Access to Justice with Judges Ortega and Mooney, and Staff Attorney Anna Belais
• Oral Argument from a Practitioner’s Perspective

Credits: Approximately 6.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 Ethics credit and 1.0 Access to Justice credit

General in-person registration is $150, with a discount of $75 for government attorneys, public interest attorneys, and attorneys earning less than $65,000 per year.

Remote registration is $75.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) – Appellate Referral Opportunities!

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) provides free legal services for eligible low-income clients.  The LASO Salem Regional Office has a statewide appellate referral program for cases likely to have a broad impact on access to justice issues, or cases that are likely to broadly affect low-income Oregonians, survivors of domestic violence, tenants, or other clients typically served by LASO.  Appellate services include consultations with experienced attorneys and possible representation in civil and administrative appeals before the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court.  You may also request LASO to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the organization.  To make an appellate referral, please use the LASO Appellate Outreach Instructions and Form.  For more information about appellate referrals, please contact Rachael Federico at [email protected].

Now Recruiting OSB Members for Appellate Practice Section Executive Committee!

The OSB Appellate Practice Section is currently recruiting OSB members to serve as members-at-large on our 2022 Executive Committee.

The Appellate Practice Section Executive Committee manages the activities of the section. Executive Committee work ranges from planning CLE programs and networking events, producing informational newsletters and other publications, tracking relevant legislation, and developing ways to increase diversity and promote inclusion to improve the practice of law and our ability to serve our community. We work closely with members of the appellate courts and Appellate Commissioner’s Office to bring opportunities for engagement between the bench and bar, assist in the management of the Oregon Appellate Court Pro Bono Program, and publish the Oregon Appellate Almanac.

Member-at-large terms are two years. They begin on January 1, 2023.

If you are interested in serving, please email a 1-2 paragraph statement of interest, including information about your experience and your particular interest in contributing to the Section, to [email protected]. Statements of interest are due by Thursday, December 1.

Call for Oregon Appellate Almanac submissions!

Enjoyed our 2021 edition (or think it was missing something)? We’re now accepting submissions for the 2022 Oregon Appellate Almanac!  The Almanac welcomes submissions of roughly 500 to 2000 words in the following areas:

  • Analysis of intriguing or obscure issues in Oregon appellate law and procedure
  • Biographies, interviews, and profiles of current and past figures in Oregon law and history
  • Court history, statistics, and trivia
  • Humor, wit, poetry, and puzzles

The annual submission deadline is June 1, though our deadlines are notoriously flexible.  You can see all our past issues on the “Almanac” page of this website.  If you have a pet issue but don’t want to write a lengthy article about it, this is your time to shine!

If you have questions or would like to submit a piece, please email the editor, Nora Coon, at [email protected].