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 […]

Making the Case to Yourself: Identifying and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Increasing Your Confidence Many lawyers struggle with feelings of self-doubt and a fear that others will discover they are not capable enough, smart enough, or experienced enough.  This is the common phenomenon of Imposter Syndrome, which affects at least 70% of all people and […]

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. OWLS and CEJ are hosting a CLE for anyone interested in elevating their public speaking skills; whether it is in the courtroom, office, or on-stage at a comedy club! Five of CEJ’s Laf-Off lawyer comedians will provide insider strategies and tips for effective public speaking. They will share their experiences in preparing […]

Save the date for this Leadership Committee panel on setting rates for contract, solo and small firms. August 6, 2020, Noon.

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 […]

Save the Date: Preservation of Issues for Appeal CLE on the calendar for Thursday, September 24, at noon, with Justice Rebecca Duncan and Judge Robyn Ridler Aoyagi.

Join OWLS for two unique business development coaching sessions with consultant, Marilyn Richards of Richards Consulting Group. Ms. Richards comes to OWLS via a Portland litigation firm, and she has valuable advice for developing your practice. Ms. Richards will provide two – one hour sessions that include time for Q&A. The first is June 30 at 10 am, […]

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 […]