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Oregon Lawyers Celebrate Punctuation Day (with a side of interrogatories)


The Oregon State Bar (OSB) August/September 2011 Bulletin has a lot of interesting news.  We’ll start with the Fun (to librarians, lawyers, and writers, at least):

Thank you to Suzanne Rowe, the University of Oregon Law School Director of Legal Research and Writing and author of the book(s), “Oregon Legal Research,” now in its 2nd edition, we find out from her “The Legal Writer” column, “Let the Festivities Begin!” column that September 24th is:
(Not to be confused with the Annual IPRC Text Ball, where punctuation, fonts, letters, and word games collide in fancy dress!)
Professor Rowe includes a Punctuation Day meatloaf recipe (no veggie or vegan version – sorry, but if you are inclined to meat-like non-meat food, you probably already have a recipe), which might be a first for the OSB Bulletin (though we hope not the last – Oregon lawyers and librarians like to cook).
If you’re in Portland on Punctuation Day, don’t forget to visit the Punctuation Public Art at the Jeld-Wen MAX station (westbound, near the soccer stadium at SW 18th and Yamhill).
Whew.  That doesn’t leave me much energy for the rest of the OSB Bulletin August/September 2011 issue, but there is lots more so read it at its website and:
1) Lawyers, please see the changes to the OSB Information and Referral Service funding model.
2) Read an interesting postscript in the OSB Bulletin, Parting Thoughts column, An Argument for Interrogatories,” by Timothy MB Farrell, an attorney for All (or many) States.
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One response to “Oregon Lawyers Celebrate Punctuation Day (with a side of interrogatories)”

  1. Steve T. says:

    A panda walks into a bar; eats shoots and leaves. OR: A panda walks into a bar, eats, shoots, and leaves. In the first example, a phrase is poorly punctuated. In the second, a poor patron of the bar is punctuated. Legislators and lawyers should realize punctuation can be crucial.

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