Join OWLS and the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association for a Free CLE The Mediation Diversification Project Friday, June 5, 12:00-1:00pm Via zoom, no cost. CLE credit pending. Register online here Join the conversation about why we need litigators from diverse backgrounds around the state to consider starting a mediation practice. Get practical tips […]

JUNE 9, 2020 – SILENT NO MORE The number of employment retaliation claims filed with the EEOC has increased almost every year since 1997, from 18,198 new claims in FY 1997 up to 39,469 new claims in FY 2018. Retaliation claims are incorporated into 49% of all claims received by the agency. Now more than […]

July 14, 2020 – COURTS IN CRISIS Every judge faces difficult decisions, but for immigration judges—who are employees of the U.S. Department of Justice rather than lifetime or term appointees (or electeds)—the decision-making process is interrupted and informed by unique complications ranging from high case quotas, waning decisional independence, DOJ policy directives, and the complex vicarious trauma that […]

August 11, 2020 – TBA  Save the Date for this Luncheon and CLE – details TBA 2020 LUNCHEON SPEAKER SERIES:  DIFFICULT DECISIONS Each calendar year, the Queen’s Bench luncheons and events focus on a different theme. During 2020, we will explore difficult legal decisions.  Everyone is welcome – you need not be a member to attend our […]

September 8, 2020 – IT’S YOUR TURN What happens when you feel your assigned judge won’t be able to fairly adjudicate your case? U.S.D.C Magistrate Judge Youlee You and Ret. Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Jean Maurer will discuss what happens when difficult decisions hit the other side of the bench. Please join Queen’s Bench […]

October 13, 2020 – Mult. Co. Circuit Court Judge Kelly Skye – TBA   2020 LUNCHEON SPEAKER SERIES:  DIFFICULT DECISIONS Each calendar year, the Queen’s Bench luncheons and events focus on a different theme. During 2020, we will explore difficult legal decisions.  Everyone is welcome – you need not be a member to attend our events. Except where […]

November 10, 2020 – Self-represented Parties: a View from the Bench Please join Queen’s Bench at the federal courthouse (Portland) on November 10, 2020 at noon for three different judges’ perspectives on handling pro se litigants in and outside the courtroom. Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Patricia McGuire, Oregon Tax Court Judge Robert Manicke, and Magistrate […]