Know Your Rights!

The Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association and the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association present…

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Thursday, February 23, 2017

3:00-5:00 p.m.

200 Market Street Auditorium, Lobby Level

Portland, Oregon

Regardless of what side of an issue you may be on, there is no doubt a heightened sense of civic engagement and political discourse in the air and an increase in public gatherings of various types concerning statements and actions by public officials.  As you and your clients enter these new times, come learn about the basic rights of those who are traveling or attending public gatherings, including guidance drawn from aspects of immigration law; First Amendment and Article I, section 8 law; and search and seizure and other criminal law. 

 The format of this presentation will be in the form of hypothetical scenarios to which a panel of experts will respond and issue spot. If you would like to submit a scenario or question for consideration, please email it along with your RSVP.

This event is free but space is limited. Please RSVP to:LReeves@bullardlaw.com.

Thank you to OAPABA, OHBA, OMLA and Bullard Law for their sponsorship of this event.

Save the Date(s)…

  • OAPABA-oke will take place on March 23, 2017 at Voicebox Karaoke’s NW 21st location from 6:30 to 9:30 PM! Start planning your songs! RSVP & details to come.
  • Min Yasui Day will be on March 28, 2017. Details to come.
  • OAPABA’s Annual Gala Dinner will take place on September 28, 2017, at the Portland downtown Hilton. Click here for more information!

 

OAPABA Member Peggy Nagae is recipient of ABA Spirit of Excellence Award

On February 4, 2017, Peggy Nagae was honored at the American Bar Association’s Spirit of Excellence Awards luncheon as an award recipient. Peggy was honored for her civil rights work. Peggy is the past President of our national affiliate, NAPABA, and  the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW). Congratulations, Peggy, on your well deserved recognition and thank you for inspiring us.

Click here to hear Peggy’s remarks at the luncheon: 2017 Spirit of Excellence Award

OAPABA Lunar New Year Dim Sum & OAPABA at the Museum!

Come join us for two events on Saturday, January 28, 2017!

OAPABA’s annual lunar new year dim sum at Ocean City, 10:30 AM

For more information & to RSVP, please click here

OAPABA’s 4th outing to the Portland Art Museum, beginning 2:30 or 3:00 PM

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue

Please join us for a casual tour of “Cranes, Dragons and Teddy Bears: Japanese Children’s Kimono” followed by a reception at FAR Law, Fox Tower

Please click here for details: here!

RSVP to Anne for the museum outing!

NAPABA 2016 Convention

Over 1,600 APA attorneys, judges, and law students from across the Nation gathered at the 2016 NAPABA Conference. OAPABA was well-represented at the convention and was proud to celebrate the appointment of Melissa Cohen as regional governor of the Northwest Region for the student chapter, NAPALSA. Twenty-one attorneys, judges, and law students represented the Oregon contingent.

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Northwest Regional Thomas Tang Competition Results

On October 14-15, 2016, the Willamette University Law School hosted the 2nd NW Regional Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition in Portland, co-sponsored with NAPABA and OAPABA.  The competition was held at the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Christian Huettemeyer & Ryan Ichinaga represented Lewis and Clark School of Law. Yufeng Luo & Jackie Sandmeyer represented Willamette University Law School. Both Oregon teams made it to semi-finals.

The top two finalist teams are Alizeh Bhojani & Sarah Atchinson and An Nguyen & Miles Bludorn, both representing the University of Washington School of Law. They will compete at the national NAPABA convention on behalf of the NW region. Congratulations and good luck in San Diego!

Congratulations also to Willamette University Law School for successfully organizing and hosting the 2nd NW Regional Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition in Oregon! And many thanks to the attorneys and judges who volunteered their time for this competition!

 

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN NETWORK! NETWORKING CLE AND WORKSHOP

Friday, October 21, 2016
3:00-5:30 p.m.
Propeller Conference Room, Lobby Level
200 SW Market Street, Portland, Oregon
Reception to follow

For more details, please click here: So you think you can network!

Space is limited. Please RSVP to: LReeves@bullardlaw.com
Please bring or mail payment to:
OAPABA, c/o Liani Reeves
200 SW Market St. #1900, Portland OR 97201
or register here:

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Thank you to our generous sponsor, Bullard Law!

Thank you for attending OAPABA’s 2016 Gala Dinner!

On September 22, 2016, OAPABA held its fourth annual Gala Dinner, Recognizing Our Heroes: Voices of Change, at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Over 170 attorneys, judges, community leaders, and law students attended. Halau Hula o Na Pua o Hawaii nei from Eugene, Oregon, led by Lane County Circuit Court Judge Valeri Love, gave a pre-dinner performance and hula lessons with live music by KaleoDavid Lat was the keynote speaker and held an entertaining Q&A session for the audience. David Lat is the founder and managing editor of the award winning blog, “Above the Law” and the author of “Supreme Ambitions.”

At the dinner, OAPABA posthumously awarded Minoru Yasui with the Justice Lynn R. Nakamoto Award. Mr. Yasui is a native of Hood River, Oregon, the first Japanese- American graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, and the first Japanese-American member of the Oregon State Bar. Peggy Nagae, past president of NAPABA, accepted the award on Mr. Yasui’s behalf. The Judge Lynn R. Nakamoto Award honors leaders who have demonstrated leadership, professionalism, mentorship and commitment to the promotion of APAs in the Oregon legal community. Although Mr. Yasui passed away in 1986, he paved the way for APA lawyers in Oregon. Mr. Yasui was awarded the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom for his commitment to justice, and in 2016 the Oregon Legislature unanimously passed legislation declaring March 28 of each year as Min Yasui Day. Mr. Yasui’s receipt of the 2016 Nakamoto Award also honors the team of APA lawyers, educators, and civic leaders who worked on these endeavors and continue to do so today.

The OAPABA Foundation, the charitable and educational partner of OAPABA, also presented its inaugural Foundation’s Presidential Scholarship to Becky Deng, a third year law student at the Willamette University College of Law.

OAPABA thanks its many sponsors and all attendees for making the dinner a great success!

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[More pictures forthcoming]

 

 

 

OAPABA President-Elect Derily Bechthold Receives 2016 Oregon State Bar President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award

Congratulations to OAPABA President-Elect Derily Bechthold, who will receive the 2016 Oregon State Bar President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award. The award recognizes OSB members who have made significant contributions to the goal of increasing minority representation in the legal profession through creative employment efforts, innovative recruitment and retention programs, advocacy, or other significant efforts.

OAPABA member, Judge Valeri Love, will also be receiving the OSB Membership Services Award.

The Oregon legal community will acknowledge and celebrate Ms. Bechthold’s award and Judge Love’s award at a special event on Thursday, December 8th at 11:30 AM at the Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland.

OAPABA congratulates our President-Elect Derily Bechthold and member Judge Love on these well-deserved awards.