July 14, 2020 – COURTS IN CRISIS Register here. 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 […]

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 […]