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Autumn CLE and Social

  • September 16, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Marco Polo Global Restaurant 300 Liberty Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97301


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Brought to you by the

CLE Program Committee & Regulation Committee

Saturday, September 16, 2017

11:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Marco Polo Global Restaurant

300 Liberty Street SE

Salem, Oregon 97301


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Registration

12:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    CLE: Law Office & Case Practice Management

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.    CLE: Legal Ethics Updates & Best Practices

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.    Break   

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    TOWN HALL: Current Certification/Regulation Trends & Updates

Topic #1:


RACHEL EDWARDS: Professional Liability Fund Practice Management Advisor.

Ms. Edwards joined the Professional Liability Fund in 2016, and was previously in private practice for four years. In her role as a practice management advisor for the PLF, Ms. Edwards provides practice management assistance to Oregon attorneys to reduce their risk of malpractice claims and enhance their enjoyment of practicing law. Law firms, especially solo and small firms, unfortunately have become a target for cyber criminals because of the confidential data often stored by firms such as bank statements and social security numbers. Learning how to create and implement proper security protocol can aid in becoming part of that statistic.

Topic #2: 


TOM KRAMER: Attorney, Bullard Law.

Mr. Kramer has been an attorney in private practice in Oregon for the past 35 years, practicing primarily in the area of employee benefits law. For the past five years, Mr. Kramer has served as internal General Counsel at Bullard Law, a management-side labor and employment law firm in Portland. In that role, Mr. Kramer, with help from colleagues and outside counsel, addresses ethics issues arising under the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct. This session will attempt to provide an overview of ethical issues you and your attorneys may face and offer suggestions and resources you might use to address those issues.

Town Hall:

This portion of the event will answer tough questions those in the legal community have. We will address how it will improve and advance the profession, and much more .

Panel: Oregon Certified Paralegals will lead a discussion of the OCP Program to educate and answer questions about why the Program was established and how this affects the legal community.

Presentation: Blazing the trail – A look at our history, present and future as Oregon Paralegals.

Lunch:Appetizers: Crab Puffs and Chicken Potstickers; Buffet: General Tso’s Chicken, Veggies in Black Bean Sauce with Tofu, VeggieYakisoba, Rice. Dessert and Ice Tea are included. 

This CLE is sponsored by:

Northwest Medical Experts Inc.

The Trusted Source for IME Services

Seattle, WA 98101


If you prefer to mail your registration payment, you may download and mail the registration form with your payment to: Oregon Paralegal Association, Attn: Michele Davis CP, OCP, PO Box 28264, Portland, 97228.

Contact Michele Davis, CP, OCP (503-515-9248; redcoach99@aol.com) for more information!

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PO Box 28264

Portland, Oregon 97228

Disclaimer: Paralegals are not permitted to practice law in the State of Oregon and may not provide legal services to the public except as permitted by law. Read more from the Oregon State Bar here

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