Oregon MCLE - Specialty Credit Courses
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Understanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: How the Law Created Inequity
The phrase “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” words often heard and even debated - encapsulates efforts to equalize opportunity. Understanding the need or purpose for DEI efforts requires an appreciation for how the law itself embedded inequity. This CLE course will cover the myriad of laws and judicial pronouncements that have embedded inequity in our culture and economy. From the constitution to seminal cases - some taught at a superficial level at grade school and others not taught at a... More Info$501Access Justice
Mandatory Abuse Reporting for Oregon Attorneys
Oregon’s elusive education requirements for child and elder abuse reporting can be met in this one, exciting, thrilling story-based CLE. So, while this will certainly be less entertaining than the latest superhero blockbuster, we will use real life examples of what elder abuse and child abuse can look like to walk through what the problem looks like and what an attorney’s reporting responsibilities are. More Info$501Abuse Reporting
Virtual Isolation: Is Hyperconnectivity Helping or Harming the Legal Professional?
If we stop to think about what we look at most during the day, the answer would probably not be our family or friends, nor our clients or colleagues. The most feasible option would be our mobile phone. Smartphones are now our companions for work, social, leisure and even family life. However, excessive use can lead to problems of dependence, addiction and fear. We find ourselves simultaneously connected and alone. Workers today are ‘never turned off.” Like our mobile phones, we only go on stan... More Info$501Mental Health/Abuse
Challenging the Impermissible Use of Race in Jury Selection
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Curtis Flowers highlighted the fact that far too often prosecutors in our nation impermissibly use race when exercising peremptory challenges. This CLE presentation will provide criminal defense attorneys with the tools they need to fight against this unethical tactic. More Info$501Access Justice
Staying Safe and Sound: Maintaining a Realistic Work/Life Balance in Uncertain Times
We know that you may still be getting bombarded with messages about Covid related issues, whether that be on television, social media, or in your work and community networks. In uncertain times like these, anxiety, stress, fear, and negative thoughts can easily take control. You may still be worried about being in crowds, wearing a mask, getting another vaccine or booster for yourself and your loved ones, your office, your clients, your finances or how to manage whatever the future holds as... More Info$501Mental Health/Abuse
Diversity and Race in Jury Selection
This course will take a historical look at diversity and race in jury selection and how “all-white juries” have led to infamous miscarriages of justice throughout the years. We will also examine how the Supreme Court has addressed racial discrimination in jury selection from the 1880s to present day, and how various courts have recently addressed this issue. Lastly, we will look at what states across the country are currently doing to limit racial discrimination in jury selecti... More Info$501.25Access Justice
Implicit Bias: “I’m Not Like You…Except That I Am”
This CLE program, presented by a Trial Lawyer, Mediator, and Life Coach, is designed for lawyers and will discuss the following topics: (1) Explore case studies to improve your understanding of bias in law; (2) Dovetail the elimination of bias and prejudice into that perceived need; and (3) Facilitate reframing those common “caveman-esque” reactions in a light-hearted tone with respect for all folks and trains of thought. Unlike more confrontational and/or high-conflict, stres... More Info$501Access Justice
Statutory Interpretation: Do the Words “because of… sex” Include “Sexual Orientation” and “Transgender Identity”?
“…because of sex.” They seem like simple words, but are integral in the context of employment discrimination. This CLE course will address prior United States Supreme Court litigation such as Hopkins and Oncale regarding whether sexual orientation and transgender identity were included in the statutory definition of “sex.” The course will evaluate three cases before the Court decided on the basis of statutory interpretation, and how they address the question of the court’s st... More Info$2004Access Justice
Changing the Landscape of Diversity, Inclusion & the Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession
This CLE program will discuss the disproportionate statistics of women and minorities in partner positions at law firms, provide an analysis of the key impediments that have affected women and minorities from advancing and discuss how litigation has been used as a tool not only to combat discrimination, but also as leverage to drive diversity and inclusion efforts. The panelist's will also highlight practices that attorneys and law firms can adopt to increase diversity and inclusion ef... More Info$501Access Justice
No One Makes It Out Unscathed: The Effects of Trauma, Stress and Burnout On Our Lives
Attorneys hopefully recognize that like many other professionals, their lives are filled to the brim with stress. It’s important to be proactive in dealing with it. The consequences of shrugging it off can be catastrophic - not only for them but for their family, staff and friends. And then there’s trauma. The ramifications of trauma aren’t discussed as frequently as those of stress and thus, for many attorneys, trauma is a topic in need of attention. Trauma can be secondary or vicario... More Info$501Mental Health/Abuse