Monthly Archives: July 2013

Second Series of OAPABA Professional Pipeline Luncheons (May-June 2013)

As part of OAPABA’s mission to support the advancement of its members, the Advocacy Committee held its second set of pipeline lunches that explored opportunities in a variety of practice environments. The panels covered practice as an in-house counsel for nonprofit organizations, judge, and as a court-appointed mediator.Thank you to all our panel members and for everyone who participated!


Judicial pipeline lunch, Friday, April 19, Noon-1:15pm, Miller Nash LLP (111 SW 5th Ave. Suite 3400): Interested in what it takes to become a judge? Join OAPABA-member Judges Beth Bagley (Deschutes County), Valeri Love (Lane County), and Courtland Geyer (Marion County) for lunch on April 19 at noon at Miller Nash. Notably, Judge Bagley recently became the first APA woman to earn her seat on the bench by open election. Cost: $10, includes a bag lunch. Please RSVP to Jovita Wang, and submit your payment below.

Court Appointed Arbitrators
, Monday, April 29, Noon-1:30pm, Mark Hatfield Courthouse (1000 SW Third Ave.) Jury Assembly Room:
Few women and even fewer racially and ethnically diverse attorneys currently serve as court-appointed arbitrators. Have you ever wondered about serving as a court-appointed arbitrator, but were unsure of the process? Would you like to apply, but want to know what experience is required to become appointed? Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) and OAPABA have partnered to present a CLE to demystify the process and requirements of becoming a court-appointed arbitrator. Come learn about what service entails, how to get on the list, and other information. Panelists include Multnomah County Presiding Judge Nan Waller, OAPABA member Xin Xu, Paul Xochihua, and Kristen David from the Clackamas County Arbitration Commission. Lisa Miller will serve as moderator.

Non-profit in-house counsel: Want to work in-house and give back to the community at the same time? Find out how lawyers like Robert Barsocchini of Goodwill Industries, Doug Park of the University of Oregon, and Kevin Diaz of the ACLU landed jobs as in-house counsel at non-profit organizations, and how it differs from corporate work. This lunch will occur on June 28. Cost $10. Contact Alex Naito with questions, and submit your payment by going to