The Law Librarian, the Washington County Bar Association, the Law Library Committee, and the Oregon State Bar consider it a serious matter when attorneys do not return borrowed Law Library materials. Please note OSB Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(a) & ORS 164.005, 164.015, 357.975 & 357.990
“13 States Have Adopted Ethical Duty of Technology Competence,” by Robert Ambrogi, 3/16/15:
“In 2012, something happened that I called a sea change in the legal profession: The American Bar Association formally approved a change to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to make clear that lawyers have a duty to be competent not only in the law and its practice, but also in technology….” [Link to full blog post.]
See the Portland premiere of “Kids for Cash,” the documentary about a judge who received millions of dollars from privately-owned juvenile detention centers by ordering the incarceration of 3,000 children.
Link to the following event information from the Youth, Rights, Justice (an independent nonprofit) website:
Tickets for the June 22nd Portland Premiere
This Oregon Law Practice Management post, from 3/25/13, maybe should be required reading:
Excerpt: “In late February, the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors approved OSB Formal Opinion No. 2013-189. Following in the footsteps of opinions about metadata (187) and cloud computing (188), the bar seeks to address the ethical minefield of using social media to investigate an opposing party, a witness, or a juror….” [Link to full blog post.]
“People call me when they have trouble with their lawyers. Often they want me to sue for legal malpractice. However, Oregon provides another route to seek compensation when a client loses money because an Oregon attorney is dishonest or crooked. That’s the Client Security Fund….” (Read the full blog post.)
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