2023 - 2024:

"Think Nationally, CLE Locally"

  • October 24, 2023: Unions in 2023: SAG-AFTRA strike, Starbucks Unionizing and the NLRB
  • November 14, 2023: Rights to Name, age and Likeness, and digital marketing (aka "Swinging Nights and Copyrights")
  • January 16, 2024: The Ins and Outs of Voir Dire - Federal (Oregon District Court) and State Procedures in Civil and Criminal Cases (Batson, sequestration, and other hot topics)
  • February 20, 2024: Chat GPT: Ethical Obligations, Confidentiality Obligations, and General Competency
  • March 19, 2024: Measure 110 and Drug Possession Decriminalization
  • April 16, 2024: Judicial Recusal Procedures / Judicial Ethics at the state and federal level
  • May 21, 2024: Federal and State Pardons and Commutations 

2022 - 2023: Meeting the Challenges of the Day

  • October 25, 2022 (Sentinel) - Mindfulness"No Crystals, No Chanting" - Being a lawyer is challenging.  Learn tools to make your day more manageable.  Deepen your knowledge of proven techniques that have concrete benefits for making difficult conversations less stressful, managing client needs more easily, and establishing a healthy work-life balance.
  • Jan. 17, 2023 (Zoom Webinar) - Ethics Part 1 - Historical Considerations "The Development of Modern Legal Ethics" - What are the origins of "modern American" legal ethics?  Why were they developed in the first place? What did professionalism look like for Gus?  Perhaps it is to address conflicts inherent in being a lawyer, for, on the one hand, lawyers are members of a professional vocation in which money is the reward for good work. On the other hand, lawyers are business owners for whom the pursuit of money is the purpose of the work itself.  How do we reconcile the tension between these two seemingly conflicting aims? Can we be both public servants and successful business owners?  
  • February 21, 2023 (Zoom Webinar) - Ethics Part 2 - “TikTok on the Clock: The Pitfalls of TikTok Lawyering”TikTok is a popular social media platform and phone app that allows users to create, watch, and share short videos, typically lasting between 15 seconds and several minutes. Over the past few years, TikTok has exploded in popularity and is now used by over 100 million people in the U.S. and close to 1 billion people worldwide. Given the massive audiences that TikTok provides, TikTok content creators are no longer just amateur videographers creating silly music and dance videos. They now include lawyers and other professionals who use TikTok to disseminate advice, advertise services, and grow a list of loyal followers. This program will focus on the legal pitfalls and ethical dilemmas TikTok lawyers inevitably face when they cross legal services with social media. 
  • April 18, 2023 (Sentinel) - "Law Tawlk" an Access to Justice CLE"Justice is a Right, not a Privilege" -- It's easy to offer aspirational statements, but much harder to change lived reality.  Many folks with critical legal needs lack access to legal representation.  What steps are being taken to improve Access to Justice locally? Find out during our "Law Tawk" local access talk show. 

For an archive of past years' CLE written materials (2003 to 2022) go to our local website: https://www.gusjsolomoninnofcourt.org/