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Looking to get ahead or learn new skills?  The OAPABA Advocacy Committee is bringing back its Pipeline Series to help its members crack the mysteries of how to start your own practice, become a judge, make partner, or transition in-house.

Each Pipeline event (except for the solo practitioner/new attorney series) will be held at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, 111 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 3400, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Pipeline lunches are limited to OAPABA members and cost $10 to cover the cost of lunch.  To sign up online, please click here

  • Making partner/secrets of partnership — March 5, 2015


  • Appellate practice– March 19, 2015

Need to file an appeal?  Whether you are a newer lawyer facing your first appellate case or a seasoned lawyer who occasionally takes an appeal, this is the panel for you.  Join us for lunch with our appellate panelists who are in the mainstream of federal and state court appeals:  Hon. Lynn Nakamoto, Oregon’s first Asian Pacific American Appellate Court Judge; Kevin Kono, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, Portland Office; and Peenesh Shah, Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice, Appellate Division, former clerk to the Honorable Susan Graber, Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.  Limited to OAPABA members.

  • Solo practitioner /new attorney  — April 2, 2015 ( held at the law office of Gordon Osaka, 1000 SW Broadway, Portland, Meeting Room Suite 990)


  • Road to the Bench (Judge/mediator/arbitrator) — April 16, 2015

Enjoy litigation and trial work?  Whether you are a newer lawyer wanting to learn more about a judicial career path or a senior lawyer thinking about putting your name in for the next opening, this is the panel for you.  Come spend your lunch hour hearing from our esteemed panelists who have taken different “roads” to their current judicial office:  Hon. Beth Bagley, Circuit Judge of Deschutes County and the first Asian Pacific American to win a contested judicial election in Oregon; Hon. Stacie Beckerman, U.S. Magistrate Judge and the most recent appointee to Oregon’s federal judiciary; and Hon. Janelle Factora Wipper, Circuit Judge of Washington County and the first Filipina American judge in Oregon.  Moderated by Julia Markley, Perkins Coie LLP.  Limited to OAPABA members.

  • In-house counsel — April 30, 2015

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