1 The Bar Tab March 2010 Prez Sez by Dave Paul January 2010 begins with not only a new year, but a new decade. Many of us attended the retirement ceremony for Judge Bob Selander in the historic Circuit Courtroom 1 in downtown Oregon City. The occasion itself served as a perfect metaphor for the transitions which occur in our personal and professional lives. Many of the lawyers, judges and court staff I admired starting out as a young Clackamas County Deputy D.A. were in attendance. We practice in a unique corner of the state where collegiality and professionalism still reign and the battles are confined to the courtroom. This environment is due in no small part to those past members and leaders of the Clackamas County Bar who helped to establish and maintain this spirit of professionalism. My only regret in practicing law in Clackamas County is that I was a fairly late arrival to the CCBA. My challenge to us all during 2010 is to seek new recruits to our membership; invite a colleague or new associate to one of our many events. Share with them your own experiences and the value to be gained from networking while satisfying OSB reporting requirements at a CCBA sponsored CLE class. There are numerous opportunities to serve, as well as to enjoy the social and recreational aspects of CCBA dinners and tournaments. I look forward to working with your 2010 CCBA Board; Samantha Hazel, Diane Rader and Andrew Cole, as well as our past President Jack Lundeen, to build upon this foundation of professionalism. A special thanks to Jennifer Dalglish, Kristen David and Larry Peterson who year in and year out volunteer their time and energy to maintain consistency in this organization. I know they have some great things planned. Invite a new member today! Mark Your Calendar Legislative Social - March The Caufield House from 4:30-6:30. CCBA Roast: Hon. Ron Hergert - TBA. Law Day - Week of May 1, Send an to the CCBA if you d like to volunteer. Honorable Dale Jacobs Golf Tournament - Friday, June 11, Stone Creek Golf Club, Oregon City, OR. Holiday Dinner & Dance - December 9, Oswego Lake Country Club, Lake Oswego, OR. The Bar Tab welcomes your submissions! Please send articles, photos and announcements to:
2 The Bar Tab - March Page 2 CCBA Newsletter Approximately five issues of The Bar Tab are published each year. Submissions can be ed to They can also be sent or given to any officer. Advertising submissions and inquiries can be directed to the Editor or any officer. The CCBA does not make express or implied warranties regarding the use of information contained in this newsletter. Editor Jennifer Dalglish (503) Webmaster Kristen David (503) CCBA Executive Board President: David Paul (503) President: Jack Lundeen (503) Vice President: Samantha Hazel (503) Secretary : Diane Rader (503) Treasurer: Andrew M. Cole (503) CCBA Website CCBA Address MEET YOUR 2010 CCBA OFFICERS President: Dave Paul Senior Deputy D.A. Dave Paul is a 26-year veteran of our D.A. s Office. He has tried cases ranging from DUII to Aggravated Murder and has worked with Clackamas County citizens on crime prevention initiatives. His community work has resulted in collaborations between law enforcement and citizens to reduce crime in the Overland Park neighborhood and to establish the first Community Court in Clackamas County. Dave is currently assigned to a multi-agency task force whose mission is to significantly impact street level methamphetamine crime. He prosecutes cases in state court and federal court as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Dave was born and raised in Portland and is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Gonzaga University School of Law. Vice President: Samantha Hazel Samantha was born and raised in Oregon City. She graduated from U of Oregon School of Law in 2001 after obtaining her MBA from the University of Utah and a bachelor's degree from Whitman College. Samantha was a law clerk with the Clackamas County District Attorney's office while in law school, and started working full time at the DA's office upon passing the bar in September She worked with several attorneys in Clackamas County, including Don Bowerman and Jim Tait, before joining Peter Glazer as an associate in Her primary areas of practice are family law and litigation. Prior to becoming the CCBA Vice President, she was Treasurer in Samantha most values the mentoring and networking the CCBA helps develop and foster and that there are so many opportunities to participate and get to know colleagues in professional and social situations. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her friends and family, both two and four-legged! She takes many hikes with her dog Apollo and rides horses at a local barn. Secretary: Diane Rader Diane C. Rader was born in San Francisco while her father, Dale Rader, was attending law school. She was raised in Portland, Oregon and began working in law offices as a teenager. She graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School and began her legal career in Diane worked in a full spectrum of criminal defense law in a firm, which included her late father and brother Mark, for thirteen years.
3 The Bar Tab - March Page 3 She is licensed in both Oregon and Idaho. She is currently a member of the Clackamas Indigent Defense Corporation as a defense attorney. She also practices in some areas of civil law.diane has served on several committees including Oregon State Bar s Public Services Information Committee, the Oregon Bar Press Broadcasters Council, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Education Committee and Juvenile Law Committee and is a member of several professional organizations. Treasurer: Andrew M. Cole Born in Geneva, Illinois, to John Cole, an advertising man, and Dallas Cole, an artist, Andrew grew up in the Chicago area with brothers Gilbert and Howard. He attended high school at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio where he played soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse. Andrew earned his undergraduate degree in history from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and then moved to Seattle in 1981 hoping to get work on a tugboat. He worked in the maritime industry for several years as a tugboat deck hand, longshoreman and vessel agent for custom house broker, Robert Landweer & Co. Beached by the decline in the maritime industry and seasickness, Andrew enrolled in law school at the University of Washington. He accepted a job at the Portland office of Lindsay, Hart, Neill & Weigler intending to pursue a career in maritime law. Andrew was a litigation associate for two years working primarily in medical malpractice defense and maritime law and then left Lindsay, Hart to work for himself in Clackamas County. He subsisted doing contract work for Jim Tait, Ed Latourette, Tom Rastetter and others before hanging out his own shingle in He now practices in the Willamette area of West Linn doing personal injury and civil litigation, real estate, probate, employment and construction law. Andrew is married to Clackamas County Assistant Counsel, Kimberley Ybarra-Cole. They live in West Linn with their son, Roman, age five. EXECUTIVE COPY & PRINTING QUALITY 1 & 2 COLOR PRINTING HIGH SPEED COPIES COLOR COPIES ENGINEERING COPIES LEGAL BRIEFS LEGAL EXHIBITS BUSINESS STATIONERY BUSINESS CARDS PLEADING SHEETS RUBBER STAMPS & LABELS FAX SERVICE We Pick Up and Deliver (503) PHONE, (503) FAX 623 MAIN STREET OREGON CITY, OR 97045
4 The Bar Tab - March Page 4 LOWE MEDIATION Experienced & Effective Over 20 Years Judicial Experience. Hundreds of Cases Settled. 111 Ogden Drive Oregon City, OR
5 The Bar Tab - March Page 5 Law Library News Alden E. Miller Law Library of Clackamas County 821 Main Street Mailing: 821 Main St., Room 101 Oregon City, Oregon (503) , New Materials CLE AUDIO WITH HANDBOOKS: 22 nd Annual Ethics Bankruptcy Law for the Non-Specialist A Day with the Oregon Supreme Court: a Valuable Perspective Federal Practice 101 & 201 Guardianships and Conservatorships: Updated Forms and Procedures Mediation and Arbitration in Oregon: Learn from the Experts Recent Developments in Federal Tax Valuation (3 rd annual) Tips and Traps for the Civil Litigator Trial Techniques, Skills, and Strategies: Presented by David B. Markowitz BOOKS AND OTHER UPDATES: Corpus Juris Secundum, v. 79A & v. 82 Revised Corpus Juris Secundum, Table of Law and Rules, Couch on Insurance 3d, v. 1 w/12/09 updates, forms District of Oregon Local Rules of Civil Practice Annotated Erisa: the Law and Code Zoning Law and Practice, v. 2 The Law Library is open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attorneys who live or practice in Clackamas County can apply for access to use the Law Library after-hours. Federal Jury Practice and Instructions Civil Jury Civil Companion Handbook Guardianships, Conservatorships and Transfers to Minors, OSB CLE deskbook update Hazen Securities Regulation: Selected Statutes, Rules and Forms Interpreting Oregon Law, v.1 Kuhlman s Killer Roads: From Crash to Verdict Law of Real Estate Brokers, 3d ed. Legal Researcher s Desk Reference, Matthews Municipal Ordinances, v. 1C and Index Pamphlet McQuillin Law of Municipal Corporations, 3d ed., v.11a New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide, 2010 ed., v. 1-4 Oregon Legislative Highlights, 2009 ed. Oregon Revised Statutes, 2009 ed. Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated, 2010 Oregon Trial Objections, 2009 Pacific Reporter, 3d, v United States Code Annotated T15 (1051-E), T , Agriculture , , 4 vol. Washington Practice Handbook on Civil Procedure, v. 15A White Uniform Commercial Code 6 th, v. 4
6 The Bar Tab - March Page 6 Have You Paid Your 2010 CCBA Dues? Please check the mailing label on this newsletter. If there is an asterisk next to your name, that means you have not paid your dues for this year. No further invoices will be sent. This also means you will not receive any more newsletters and will be removed from the CCBA listserv. To obtain a 2010 CCBA Membership Form, you can either send an to or you can download it at our website: Please contact the CCBA Administrative Assistant, Jean, at the above address if you have any questions. MEDIATION SERVICES ROBERT R. SELANDER 21 Years Judicial Experience Experience ~ Integrity P.O. Box 2022, Lake Oswego, OR (503)
7 The Bar Tab - March Page 7 CCBA Attorney Profile: Rachel Game Rachel Game always knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. I was the kid who said When I grow up I'm going to a lawyer, she explained. My parents say I always had to argue for what I thought was right and just. When I got to university I contemplated going into other fields, but always went back to the idea of enrolling in law school after graduation. At Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, where Ms. Game earned her undergraduate degree, she studied modern languages. She also competed as a NCAA track and field athlete. In 1996 she got her juris doctorate from Willamette University. While I was in law school, to improve my Spanish, she said, I enrolled in summer law programs in Mexico and studied my last semester in Quito, Ecuador. Technically I've been an attorney since April 15, But after working a few months as a clerk at the Multnomah County Courthouse, I went on a backpacking trip throughout Southern and East Africa. I loved Africa and ended up moving to Zimbabwe. I was a small business owner there for 8 years. Eventually she returned to Oregon. I ended up practicing in rural Clackamas County because I thought there was a need for a Spanish speaking attorney in the area because of the high Latino population. In 2006, she began practicing as a solo in Molalla. In she joined the immigration law firm of Hecht and Norman LLP in Salem. She now practices immigration and naturalization law exclusively. Her specialty is deportation defense. Ms. Game says, I appear in Immigration Court, and do appellate work at the Board of Immigration Appeals and the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals. I also work with clients to file applications for their green cards and to become naturalized citizens. As an immigration attorney most of my clients are Latinos. So, putting so much effort into learning Spanish is paying off! Her favorite part of her job is helping her clients. As she explains, Being deported or denied a visa is huge, it can mean permanent banishment or long separations from family. A few months ago my client's 8 year old daughter was in my office and took my hand and said thank you for helping my mom stay in the United States. I got so choked up. Its little things like that that help me stay motivated to fight for my clients. There's not too much I dislike about the work I do, but if I were to choose one thing it would probably be that immigration law has too many forms. Sometimes, I feel like I'm drowning in paper. Despite the fact that Ms. Game s goal was to become an attorney she was surprised to discover how much she likes it. I didn't enjoy law school too much and so I thought being a lawyer might be much of the same, she says. But practicing law is really different from law school, in a good way. Unlike the theory in law school, the clients make each case real and more interesting. Ms. Game went on to say how important it is for new attorneys or attorney hopefuls to find an area of law that they enjoy. She feels that each area is different. When I first started practicing, I took in a varied case load. I soon learned that I didn't enjoy tort litigation and family law (those files were always at the bottom of the pile on my desk), while I did like to work on my immigration cases. As an attorney, you'll inevitably be working long hours, but it s not too bad if you like what you're doing. And where will Ms. Game be in five years? I'll probably still be practicing immigration law at my current firm, she says. It s a small firm and the other attorneys and staff I work with make the workday enjoyable. I have an idea that in the future I will return to work overseas, but for the time being I'm happy to be here in Oregon learning my profession. When asked who her favorite CCBA member is, Ms. Game responded Is this a trick question?
8 The Bar Tab - March Page Holiday Dinner and Dance Name all the people in these photos and win a CCBA ball cap! Submit your answers to the Law Library.
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10 The Bar Tab - March Page 10 Classroom Project High School Mock Trial Regional Competition - Clackamas County Courthouse Saturday, February 27th was, again, another great year of high school mock trial competitions thanks to Hon. Susie Norby. Going to State from Clackamas County Regional Competition: Parkrose High School (Green Team), Portland* Sandy High School (Red Team), Sandy West Linn High School (Gold Team), West Linn West Linn High School (Green Team), West Linn *Parkrose High School is advancing in a wildcard slot (Clackamas automatically advanced three teams; we added Parkrose to make four). We open up a wildcard slot when we have an uneven number of teams advancing to State. This year it was 17. In order to avoid a Bye, we looked at the records of the "next" place teams in all the regions and Parkrose got the nod. Judge Jaye Taylor: Lakeridge Gold v LO White 1 Judge Andrew Cole: Parkrose Green v Sandy Black 3 Judge Kristin Armstrong: Lakeridge Blue v. Parkrose Green 1 Judge Lisa Butterfield: Parkrose White v. WL Gold 1 Judge Dave Paul: Colton v. Sandy Red 2 Hon. Katherine Weber: LO Navy v Reynolds White 2 Thank you to all the wonderful VOLUNTEERS! Kristin Armstrong, Robert Babcock, Rod Boutin, Lewis Burkhart, Lisanne Butterfield, Bonnie Carter, Ryan Chiotti, Rich Cohen, Andrew Cole, Thomas Cooney, Hon. Deanne Darling, Kristen David, Jay Dudley, David Edstrom, Andrew Elliott, Wendy Fay, Samantha Hazel, Jon Henricksen, Rose Hubbard, Brad Jonasson, Stephen Kelly, Angela Lucero, Matthew Lyon, Hon. Eve Miller, Blake Mikkelsen, Christopher Moore, Greg Oliveros, David Paul, Melissa Peterson, James Redman, Deanna Rusch, Fred Schroeder, Matthew Semritc, Hertsel Shadian, James Tait, Hon. Jill Tanner, Jaye Taylor, Hon. Katherine Weber!
11 The Bar Tab - March Page 11 Big Thanks to our Generous Local Businesses who provided support for this outreach event: Coffee Rush ECP Hopp's River Crossing Subway
12 The Bar Tab - March Page 12 Ron Hergert Receives 2010 Holman Lifetime Achievement Award Clackamas County Bar Member Ronald E. Hergert was honored as the recipient of the Holman Lifetime Achievement Award at the Holiday Dinner December 10, 2009 at the Oswego Lake Country Club. The Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award honors select lawyers for their longtime and significant contributions to the Bar and Bench in Clackamas County. Justice Ralph Holman, a Molalla High School graduate, served for 15 years on the Oregon Supreme Court after a career as a lawyer and Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge. Prior honorees include Donald B. Bowerman-2003, Hon. Sid Brockley -2004, Hon. Patrick D. Gilroy-2005, Hon. Charles A. Sams-2006, Edward D. Latourette-2007, Hon. Dale Jacobs-2008, and Hon. Deanne L. Darling Ron is a Portland native and graduate of Jefferson High School and Lewis & Clark College where he enjoyed a career as a stellar athlete. He is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark and was admitted to the practice of law in Ron has practiced in Oregon City since his admission to the Bar and currently practices family law with his associates Bill Hensley and Wendy Fay at Hergert & Associates. He has served the CCBA as a Past President and has been a member since Ron currently serves as a Pro Tem Judge in the Clackamas County Family Court. Ron shares a history with such CCBA luminaries as Don Bowerman, Nancy Tauman, Jim Tait, Fred Canning and the Honorable Dale Jacobs. A Roast & Toast in Ron s honor will be held later this spring; this should be a great evening of stories and merriment. Approx 700 Sq. Ft. Office Space available in Historic Downtown Oregon City! 9th and Main, close to the courthouse in the center of a revitalizing downtown. $15.00 per sq. ft. per year NNN Call today to schedule your appointment! Greg DeGrazia, CCIM, Broker Windermere Realty Partners SE 93rd Ave Suite 200 Clackamas, Or Direct: Office:
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14 The Bar Tab - March 2010 Page 14 The CCBA Welcomes Our New Administrative Assistant Jean Wilson Jean Wilson moved to the Portland area in 2001 with her husband Tom and their three children: Kathleen, Jennifer and Sarah. She grew up in the Chicagoland area and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors of Science degree. Before moving to Oregon, Jean has lived in Virginia, New York and West Virginia. She performed extensive volunteer work while living in West Virginia with the PTA, her local church and her children s club swim team. Jean continued her avid volunteer work, after moving here to Oregon, with the West Linn High School swim team, Lake Oswego Swim Club, as an Oregon Swim Official and the Senior Citizen Council of Clackamas County. Currently, Jean works part-time as a receptionist for a group of independent attorneys in Lake Oswego. Her hobbies include gardening, needlework and reading. She is looking forward to working for the CCBA!. Training/CLE Opportunity Sponsored by the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office 11th Annual Child Abuse & Family- Violence SUMMIT April 27-30, 2010 Red Lion on the River Portland, Oregon For information and to register online, go to www/childabusesummit.com or contact Julie Smith, Conference Coordinator, ,
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16 Announcements & Advertisements Clackamas Indigent Defense Corporation (CIDC), an indigent defense provider for Clackamas County, has possible consortium member openings for qualified criminal defense attorneys with an office in Clackamas County. CIDC is also soliciting applicants for its Mentor Program. Interested applicants may submit letters of interest and resumes to CIDC, 902 Main St., #103, Oregon City, OR 97045, Attention; Administrator Ron L. Gray. Downtown Portland River View 1,350/Monthly: Class A office space, 18 th floor of Umpqua Bank Building, at One SW Columbia. One exterior office with panoramic view of mountains, river front and downtown. AV family law practice will share two conference rooms, receptionist services, and kitchen. Copier, fax, telephones and provided at cost. Building amenities include conference rooms, private gym and bank in building. Call Cecelia Connolly c/o Clack. Co. Law Library 821 Main St., Room 101 Oregon City, OR