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Oregon Legislative History: Research and Time Management Tips from the Experts


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Trial and Litigation |  Appellate Law |  Practical Skills
Faculty :
Alana Carson  |  Alys Tryon  |  Hon. Jack L. Landau  |  Hon. Meagan A. Flynn  |  Jennifer Dalglish  |  Jorge Juarez  |  Kama Siegel  |  Keith M. Garza  |  Kelly C. Reynolds  |  LaJean Humphries  |  Laura J. Orr  |  Layne Sawyer  |   4 more....
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Oct 23, 2015
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OnDemand: 90*1852
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Oregon Legislative History:
Research and Time Management Tips from the Experts

Learn to employ Oregon legislative history to your advantage with this practical course taught by the experts. Law librarians from around the state will take you step-by-step through the difficult and often daunting task of practically and efficiently researching an Oregon legislative history. You will leave with the tools and strategies to research any Oregon statute, and much more.

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau will start the day by setting out the legislative history landscape in the state, and Judge Meagan Flynn of the Oregon Court of Appeals and attorney Keith Garza will cap the seminar showing you how to use your research at trial and on appeal.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to master the practical art of Oregon legislative history research with the pros

Friday, October 23, 2015
Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon, 97232

6.75 General or Practical Skills MCLE Credits

SCHEDULE==============

8:00 a.m.      Check-in and continental breakfast

8:25               Welcome

                          – Hon. Meagan A. Flynn

8:30–9:30       Legislative History and Statutory Construction in Oregon

  • Role of legislative history in Oregon statutory construction
    • Impact of PGE v. Boli, ORS 174.020, and State v. Gaines
    • How and why Oregon courts consult legislative history
    • Tips on weighing the different types of sources

                            – Hon. Jack L. Landau

 9:30–9:45      "Gut and Stuff" –– Legislative History Terms

  • A seriously fun and fast-paced review of Oregon legislation-related words and phrases
  • Expand your vocabulary, improve your understanding of the Oregon legislative process, and amaze co-workers and clients with your mastery of arcane legal terminology

                              – Wendy Hitchcock
                              – Jorge Juarez

9:45–10:15       Legislative History Research ­­–– Overview

  • Legislative history: Statutory clarity or impeachable offense?
  • Determining intent: Floor speeches, committee hearings, and work sessions
  • Pre-1953 Oregon Statutes: Is “old law” still good law?

                              – LaJean Humphries

10:15–10:30       Break

10:30–11:15       Research Tools and Document Sources

  • Oregon State Archives: How to make a reference request, what documents are available, and how much does it cost
  • Oregon Legislative Counsel: Role in the legislative process, legislative documents online, and about those not-online documents

                                – Laura Orr
                                – Layne Sawyer

 11:15–12:00       Researching a Simple Legislative History

  • It’s all (mostly) online – looking at the 2015 session
  • Going back a bit further in time

                                 – Alana Carson

12:00–1:15       Lunch (on your own)

1:15–2:15         Researching a Complex Legislative History

  • Venturing offline for historical session laws and statutes
  • ‎Amendments and re-numberings and notes! Oh my!

                                  – Alys Tryon

 2:15–2:45       Quasi-Legislative History Research

  • OAR, ORCP, UTCR, and ORAP walk into the capitol
  • ORCP: Council on Court Procedures (CCP) resources
  • Citizen initiative ballot measures weren’t born yesterday

                                   – Laura Orr

2:45–3:00            Break            

3:00–3:45            Practical Matters (Time and Practice Management)

  • Oregon legislative history step-by-step guides: One size does not fit all
  • Legislative history DIY or contract out: Why, when, to whom, and at what cost
  • Oregon legislative history resources: A to Z
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

                                   – Jennifer Dalglish
                                   – Laura Orr
                                   – Kama Siegel

3:45–4:30             Putting Your Research to Use in Trial and on Appeal

  • Understanding which types of legislative history are most persuasive to the court
  • How to tell if the case or time is right for interjecting legislative history
  • How to best present relevant legislative history to the court
  • Tips and traps for using legislative history in trial and on appeal

                                      – Hon. Meagan A. Flynn
                                      – Keith M. Garza

 4:30 p.m.              Adjourn

 

FACULTY =================

Alana Carson
Program Co-Planner
Systems & Research Librarian
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Jennifer Dalglish
Program Co-Planner
Law Librarian
Alden E. Miller Law Library of Clackamas County

Hon. Meagan A. Flynn
Oregon Court of Appeals

Keith M. Garza
Law Office of Keith M. Garza

Wendy Hitchcock
Program Co-Planner
Head of Reference and Foreign & International Law Librarian
Lewis & Clark Law School

LaJean Humphries
Program Co-Planner
Library Manager
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Jorge Juarez
Reference and Instructional Services Librarian
Lewis & Clark Law School

Hon. Jack L. Landau
Oregon Supreme Court

Sue Ludington
Program Co-Planner
Assistant Law Librarian
Washington County Law Library

Stephanie Midkiff
Program Co-Planner
Associate Librarian
University of Oregon School of Law

Laura J. Orr
Program Chair
Legal Research and Public Law Library Consultant

Kelly C. Reynolds
Program Co-Planner
Assistant Librarian
University of Oregon School of Law

Layne Sawyer
Manager of Reference Services
Oregon State Archives

Kama Siegel
Program Co-Planner
Research Librarian
Stoel Rives LLP

Alys Tryon
Program Co-Planner
Librarian
Lane Powell

 

Handouts

Faculty

Alana Carson Related seminars and products: 1

Systems & Research Librarian

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt


Alana Carson, Systems and Research Librarian, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Portland; J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (1999); M.L.I.S., University of Washington Information School (2008); responsibilities include, legal, marketing, business, and competitive intelligence research, reference and training; member, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) (2003–present), Western Pacific Chapter of AALL (2003–present), Special Libraries Association (2004–present), American Library Association (2007–present), Oregon Library Association (2007–present), and Law Librarians of Puget Sound (2011–present); guest lecturer, Oregon Legislative History, Willamette Law School; frequent speaker on Public Records and government resources in Oregon; over fifteen years experience training staff and students on the Oregon research process.


Jennifer Dalglish Related seminars and products: 1

Law Librarian

Alden E. Miller Law Library


Jennifer Dalglish, Law Librarian, Alden E. Miller Law Library of Clackamas County, Oregon City; B.A., Colorado College (1995); J.D., University of Montana School of Law (1998); MLIS, University of Washington (2007).


Hon. Meagan A. Flynn Related seminars and products: 2

Oregon Court of Appeals


Meagan A. Flynn, Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals, Salem; B.A., cum laude, Willamette University (1989); J.D., magna cum laude, Gonzaga University (1992); member of the Oregon State Bar since 1992 and the Washington State Bar since 2003; former Partner, Preston Bunnell & Flynn LLP, Portland. Her practice focused on personal injury appellate law; member, OLI Board of Directors (2008–present); immediate past chair, Oregon State Bar Appellate Practice Section; author, Chapter 6, Briefing, Appeal and Review: the Basics (OSB Legal Pubs 2010); listed in Oregon Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.


Keith M. Garza Related seminars and products: 1

Law Officeof Keith M. Garza


Keith M. Garza, Attorney at Law, former Senior Staff Attorney to the Oregon Supreme Court; B.S., Arizona State University (1989); J.D., University of Chicago Law School (1992); member of the Oregon State Bar since 1994; former law clerk for  Hon. Albert J. Engel, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1992-1993); formerly of  Stoel Rives LLP, trial and appellate litigation sections (1993-1997) and Deputy General Counsel, TriMet (2005-2006).


Wendy S. Hitchcock Related seminars and products: 1

Head of Refrence and Foreign & Internatiional Law Librarian

Paul L. Boley Law Library of Lewis & Clark Law School


Wendy Hitchcock, Head of Reference, and Foreign and International Law Librarian, Boley Law Library, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland; J.D., University of Oregon, School of Law (1986); member of the Oregon State Bar since 1986 and the Washington State Bar since 1987; member, AALL and Western Pacific Chapter of AALL; adjunct professor, Lewis & Clark Law School (2004–present), teaching advanced legal research, first year research, and international and foreign legal research.


LaJean Humphries Related seminars and products: 1

Librarian Manager

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt


LaJean Humphries, Library Manager, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Portland; B.A., Boise State College (1970); M.L.S., San Jose State University (1986); former president, Special Libraries Association, Oregon Chapter (1994–1995); member, American Association of Law Libraries, Special Libraries Association, and Law Librarians of Puget Sound.


Jorge Juarez Related seminars and products: 1

Reference & Instructional Services Librarian

Paul L. Boley Law Library of Lewis & Clark Law School


Jorge Juarez, Instructional Services and Reference Librarian, Boley Law Library, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland; B.A., Duke University (1995); J.D., St. Mary’s University (2003); M.L.I.S., University of Washington (2005); member of the Texas State Bar since 2003; member, American Association of Law Libraries, and Westpac.


Hon. Jack L. Landau Related seminars and products: 1

Oregon Supreme Court


Hon. Jack L. Landau, Associate Justice, Oregon Supreme Court, Salem; B.A., magna cum laude, Lewis & Clark College (1975); J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (1980); LL.M., University of Virginia School of Law (2001); member of the Oregon State Bar since 1982; Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals (1993-2011); adjunct professor of law, Willamette University College of Law (1993–present) and Lewis & Clark Law School (2015–present); member, Council on Court Procedures (2013–present); member, Executive Committee, OSB Constitutional Law Section (2006–present); board member, Oregon Law Institute (1996–2004); author, Do Precedents Take Precedence? Stare Decisis and Oregon Constitutionalism, 77 ALBANY L. REV. 1347 (2014), Interpreting the Oregon Constitution: An Annotated Bibliography, in Oregon Constitutional Law (OSB 2013 ed.), Some Thoughts about State Constitutional Interpretation, 115 PENN. ST. L. REV. 837 (2011), Oregon as a Laboratory of Statutory Interpretation, 47 WILLAMETTE L. REV. 563 (2011), Of Lessons Learned and Lessons Nearly Lost: The Linde Legacy and Oregon Constitutional Law, 34 WILLAMETTE L. REV. 251 (2007), The Eighth Justice: Noah Webster, His Dictionary, and Its Influence on Oregon Law, 2 OR. APPELLATE ALMANAC 65 (2007), A Judge’s Perspective on the Use and Misuse of History in State Constitutional Interpretation, 38 VALPARAISO U.L. REV. 451 (2004), Hurrah for Revolution: A Critical Assessment of State Constitutional Interpretation, 79 OR. L. REV. 793 (2001), The Intended Meaning of “Legislative Intent” and Its Implications for Statutory Construction in Oregon, 76 OR. L. REV. 47 (1997), and Some Observations about Statutory Construction in Oregon, 32 WILLAMETTE L. REV. 1 (1996); co-editor, OREGON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (OSB 2013 ed.), and INTERPRETING OREGON LAW (OSB 2009 ed.).


Sue Ludington Related seminars and products: 1

Law Librarian

Washington County Law Library


Sue Ludington, Assistant Law Librarian, Washington County Library, Hillsboro; B.A., Hasting College (1991); M.L.I.S., University of Washington (2002); Certificate, Paralegal Studies, Portland Community College (2012); member, Oregon Library Association (2002–present), chair, Legal Reference Round Table (2013–present), and member, Library Development and Legislation Committee (2014–present); member, American Association of Law Libraries (2013–present), and Special Interest Section member, Government Law Libraries (2013–present) and Legal Information Services to the Public (2013–present).


Mark Mayer Related seminars and products: 1

Deputy Legislative Counsel

Office of the Legislative Counsel


Mark Mayer, Deputy Legislative Counsel, Office of the Legislative Counsel, Salem; B.A., University of Idaho (1997); M.A., University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences (2002); J.D., Willamette University College of Law (2007); member of the Oregon State Bar since 2008; practice focuses on public health law, powers of attorney in health care decisions, energy law, and utility regulation.


Stephanie Midkiff Related seminars and products: 1

Associate Librarian

John E. Jaqua Law Library of University of Oregon School of Law


Stephanie Midkiff, Associate Librarian, John E. Jaqua Law Library, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene; B.S., University of Kentucky (1985); J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law (1985); M.L.S., University of Kentucky (1994); former member of the Kentucky State Bar (1985–1997); member, American Association of Law Libraries (1994–present); author, two previous guides to Oregon Legislative History Research in the AALL Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Sections’ Sourcebook for teaching legal research, and on the University of Oregon Law Library’s website.


Laura J. Orr Related seminars and products: 1

Legal Research and Public Law Librarian Consultant


Laura Orr, CLE Program Chair; Legal Research and Public Library Consultant; B.S., (1980) and M.L.S., Indiana University; J.D. Temple Law School; former Law Librarian, Washington County Law Library (2002–2015); created websites and blogs, published articles on legal research and reference, and taught legal research to public librarians, paralegals, and U.S. and foreign law students and lawyers; served as coordinator and panelist on various national and international lawyer and librarian conference programs; formerly, Senior Reference Librarian, Yale Law Library (1992–2000), Acting Law Librarian, Bristol Polytechnic (now the University of the West of England), Visiting Reference Librarian, Willamette Law Library (1998), and former Research Law Librarian, University of Maryland Law School Library (late 1980’s); recipient, 2015 American Association of Law Libraries Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service, and Washington County Bar Association 2012 Professionalism Award.


Kelly C. Reynolds Related seminars and products: 1

Assistant Librarian

John E. Jaqua Law Library of University of Oregon School of Law


Kelly C. Reynolds, Law Reference Librarian, John E. Jaqua Law Library, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene; B.S., Washington G. Lee University (1997); J.D., Brigham Young University (2000); M.L.I.S., University of North Texas (2004).


Layne Sawyer Related seminars and products: 1

Manager of Reference Services

Oregon State Archives


Layne Sawyer, Manager of Reference Services, Oregon State Archives; B.S., Washington State University (1979); M.L.S., University of Denver (1980).


Kama Siegel Related seminars and products: 1

Research Librarian

Stoel Rives LLP


Kama Siegal, Research Librarian, Stoel Rives LLP, Portland; B.A., University of Florida (1989); J.D., University of Idaho College of Law (1998); M.L.I.S. Drexel University (2005).


Alys Tryon Related seminars and products: 1

Librarian

Lane Powell


Alys Tryon, Law Librarian, Lane Powell, Portland; B.A., The College of Santa Fe (2004); M.L.I.S., San Jose State University (2011); responsibilities include, legal, business, public records, and competitive intelligence research; member, Special Libraries Association and American Association of Law Libraries; co-presenter, Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web CLE (2014); author, There’s a fly in my research and other tales from the vendors’ kitchen!, On Firmer Ground (2013); past law librarian at, Paul Hastings, and Severson & Werson law firms, and McKesson Corporation.


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