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Upcoming Networking events

Published in the October 4, 2012, Advisor

Taking advantage of networking opportunities like the ones noted below can help you achieve your professional goals. You will be receiving additional information about some of these events through email. Note that partial reimbursement for eligible expenses may be available through the Career Center if arranged in advance. Stop by for details.

If you feel a little apprehensive about networking skills or just have some questions, please make an appointment and come talk to us. In addition, you can check out these three resources from our library:

  • How to Work a Room: Your Essential Guide to Savvy Socializing
    by Susan RoAne
  • Building Career Connections: Networking Tools for Law Students and New Lawyers
    by Donna Gerson
  • The How-Tos of Informational Interviewing: A Step-by-Step Guide (brochure)
    by NALP

Saturday, October 6, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland
ABA-TIPS Humane Education Training

This free training will emphasize issues connected to companion, farmed, and wild animals, such as puppy mills, dog fighting, overpopulation, factory farms, global warming, habitat destruction, and pollution. To register, contact Meena at alagappan.meena@gmail.com or Dani at dani@teachhumane.org.
http://www.oregonanimallaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ABA-HEART-Portland-OR-Flyer.pdf

Saturday and Sunday, October 12-14, University of Oregon Law School, Eugene
Startup Weekend presented by The Law of Intellectual Property Student Group

Eugene will host its first Startup Weekend on October 12-14 at the University of Oregon School of Law. Startup weekend is a growing global phenomenon that focuses on bringing communities together for an intense weekend to meet, share ideas, compete for prizes, and launch businesses. Keynote Speaker: Scott Sandler (Oregon Angel Fund). Register online at http://eugene.startupweekend.org/.

Monday, October 15,  Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub, Portland
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association: New Lawyers CLE

Representatives of the OTLA practice sections will be presenting essential information about Motor Vehicles/PI, Family Law Employment, Business Litigation, Workers’ Compensation and Consumer Protection. They will also give you the ins and outs of how to use all of your OTLA membership’s benefits and pass along resources you need but may not have yet.
Email Christina Hersey by October 15 at Christina@oregontriallawyers.org

Wednesday, October 24, World Trade Center, Mezzanine Room, Portland
Multnomah Bar Association: Public Speaking for Attorneys

Learn how to improve your arguments and presentations and avoid the most common public speaking mistakes that litigators make.  $55 for members; $85 for non-members. Partial reimbursement may be available through the Career Center. Please stop by for details.
Register online at https://mbabar.org/Education/UpcomingMBACLEClasses/PublicSpeakingforAttorneys/

Thursday, October 25, Red Star Club Room, Portland
Multnomah Bar Association: The Care & Feeding of Commercial Litigation Clients

The MBA presents a breakfast program on managing commercial litigation clients. $55 for members; $85 for non-members. Partial reimbursement may be available through the Career Center. Please stop by for details.
Register online at: http://bit.ly/UEd7kO

Friday, October 26, Benson Hotel, Portland
OWLS 2012 Fall CLE: The Curious Relationship Between Marriage and Freedom

Join the Oregon Women Lawyers for a discussion of how marriage affects freedom.
Learn more here: http://bit.ly/O32hXe

Saturday, October 27, Hotel Vintage Plaza, Portland
21st Annual OGALLA Dinner

Presented by the Oregon Gay and Lesbian Bar Association, this event will feature a silent auction with proceeds going to the Bill and Ann Shepherd Scholarship Fund. A single seat at the event is $95. Register online at https://www.wepay.com/events/2012-ogalla-annual-dinner.

Tuesday, October 30, World Trade Center, Mezannine Room, Portland
Multnomah Bar Association: Effective Cross-Examination

Judge Michael McShane and Judge Eric Bergstrom, both experienced trial attorneys and judges, will discuss effective cross-examination techniques. Humorous real-life examples from actual transcripts will be incorporated into the presentations. $55 for members; $85 for non-members. Partial reimbursement may be available through the Career Center. Please stop by for details.
Register online at: https://mbabar.org/Education/UpcomingMBACLEClasses/EffectiveCrossExamination/

Wednesday, November 7, World Trade Center, Mezzanine Room, Portland
Helping Clients with PTSD and Trauma-Related Disorders Navigate Through Litigation

PTSD expert and licensed clinical psychologist, Suzanne Best, PhD, will discuss the assessment and treatment of PTSD and trauma-related disorders and provide you with tips on how to help your clients navigate through the added stress of litigation. This CLE will qualify for three Access to Justice Credits. $85 for members; $125 for non-members. Partial reimbursement may be available through the Career Center. Please stop by for details.
Register online at: http://bit.ly/Vqb72Q

Tuesday, November 13, World Trade Center, Mezzanine Room, Portland
Advising Nonprofits and Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Navigating the Rules and Avoiding the Traps

Penny Serrurier and Michele Wasson of Stoel Rives will address best practices in the nonprofit area to help advisors, board members, and key staff avoid conflicts of interest and apply some fiduciary oversight. $55 for members; $85 for non-members. Partial reimbursement may be available through the Career Center. Please stop by for details.
Register online at: http://bit.ly/PLYRWw

Tuesday, December 4, World Trade Center, Mezzanine Room, Portland
Let’s Get Technical: Business Transactions in the Electronic Age

Join veteran commercial litigator Elleanor Chin of Davis Wright Tremaine and M&A attorney Matt Larson of Duffy Kekel for a discussion on the tips and traps of technology for transactional lawyering. $55 for members; $85 for non-members. Partial reimbursement may be available through the Career Center. Please stop by for details.
Register online at: https://mbabar.org/Education/UpcomingMBACLEClasses/LetsGetTechnical/

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