Plugged-In Portland

Industry Insight & Practical Skills Training

Join us for a day of forums, practical skills labs, practice-oriented CLEs, and a software showcase.

30 different speakers — three Portland industry cluster discussions — four practical skills labs — four practice-oriented CLEs — and a computer lab “sand box” showcasing some of the software that is evolving how we work and interact


Context is everything. With adequate context we can have a better sense for our work’s value. For our progress toward achieving our own goals. For the benefits we deliver to our employers, clients, partners, and community. Sometimes the difference between thriving professionally and being left behind is understanding how your contribution fits in or why it matters.


Plugged-In Portland aims to provide context. Join us at the University of Oregon School of Law’s Portland home in Old Town for Plugged-In Portland: a day of forums, practical skills labs, practice-oriented CLEs, and a software showcase. Each Plugged-In Portland session has been designed to provide a skills or informational starting point for understanding projects, tasks, and problems encountered by Portland’s legal and business professionals.


No day-long event can substitute for the extensive engagement and immersion required to become an industry leader or subject matter expert. But Plugged-In Portland can help attendees develop the perspective, foundation, and confidence to dive into complex and multifaceted projects and to build more and closer relationships with professionals in our region’s key industries. So join us on June 20, meet and learn from Portland’s best and brightest in their fields, and “plug in.”

Plugged-In Portland

Friday, June 20th 2014 at 8:15am-5pm

70 NW Couch St

Portland, OR

Join us at the University of Oregon School of Law’s Portland home in Old Town for Plugged-In Portland.

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Cost: Students enrolled in a full-time baccalaureate, master's, or law school programs, along with high school students, pay $25. All other attendees pay $35.

Agenda

Morning Programs

8:20 AM – Introduction – An introduction to the day’s sessions by Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon’s Attorney General.


8:30 AM – Keynote – A presentation on how growth trends and development plans for the Portland region will impact the area’s economy and landscape. Presented by Chris Harder, Portland Development Commission.


9:30 AM – Coffee Break


9:45 AM – Athletic & Outdoor Products Cluster Forum – A presentation and discussion on Portland’s athletic & outdoor (A&O) products cluster. The panelists are Sean Beers, Korkers, Ellen Schmidt-Devlin, Lundquist College of Business, and Ian Lombard, Skyline Capital Partners. Moderated by Sucheta Bal, Portland Development Commission.


10:45 AM – Food Cluster Forum – A presentation and discussion on Portland’s food cluster, covering food processing and the thriving restaurant and food cart scenes. The panelists are Amanda Oborne, Ecotrust (Food & Farms and FoodHub), and Peter Platt, Andina. Moderated by Elizabeth Bauer, Gilded Rogue LLC and Basil & Berries.

11:45 AM – Break


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Lunch & Software Cluster Forum – A presentation and discussion on Portland’s software technology cluster. The panelists are Skip Newberry, Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), Rick Turoczy, Portland Incubator Experiment (PiE), and Alex Williams, The New Stack. Moderated by Eric Wasik, Simple Finance Technology Corp.


Afternoon Programs

1:15 PM – “Lawyer Does” Introduction – A brief introduction to the afternoon sessions and a report on demographic and employment trends for attorneys in the Portland region. Introduction by Rebekah Hanley, Assistant Dean, Center for Career Planning and Professional Development, University of Oregon School of Law.


TRACK 1: JOB SEARCH LABS


1:30 PM – Cover Letter & Resume Lab – Armed with current best practices and updated for online applications, career center professionals from all three Oregon law schools will lead an interactive, small group session on drafting and creating a compelling resume and cover letter. Led by Sarah Peterson, Lewis & Clark Law School, Jessica Wilcox, Willamette University College of Law, and Bonnie Williams, University of Oregon School of Law.


3:00 PM – Online Branding Lab – Online branding coaches lead an interactive, small group session during which they discuss online branding tips, strategies, and resources, and work individually with attendees on their LinkedIn and Twitter presences. Led by Will Glasson, University of Oregon School of Law, and Pinky Gonzales, Upriver Solutions.


TRACK 2: PRACTICAL SKILLS LABS


1:30 PM – Advanced Drafting Lab – Equal parts art and science, responsively drafting contracts, memoranda, and articles are tasks frequently assigned to new lawyers and are the enduring products of much attorney work. Drafting veterans will share drafting tips and resources in this interactive, small group session. Led by Sarah Bannister, University of Oregon School of Law, and Rebekah Hanley, University of Oregon School of Law.


3:00 PM – Technology Workflow Lab – Portland’s technology companies rely on a host of services, infrastructures, cultural innovations, and other technical skills and products. Learn about many of these workflow, productivity, data and project management approaches, skills, and products – and some of the “hacks” that make them valuable – in this small group session. Led by Eric Wasik, Simple Finance Technology Corp., and Alex Williams, The New Stack.


TRACK 3: LECTURE-BASED CLEs


1:30 PM – Regulating the Sharing Economy – One “new economy” model facing increasing scrutiny is the “sharing” business. This CLE will explore intellectual property, employment, and regulatory issues raised by Airbnb, Uber, Alta Bicycle Share and other “sharing” businesses. Presented by TBA, Airbnb, Eric Priest, University of Oregon School of Law, and Liz Tippett, University of Oregon School of Law.


3:00 PM – eDiscovery Project Management – Efficiently and effectively discovering electronically stored information now dominates much of modern civil litigation practice. This CLE will explore eDiscovery best practices and technologies. Presented by Erik Girvan, University of Oregon School of Law, Nick Kampars, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and Darin Sands, Lane Powell PC.


TRACK 4: LAW PRACTICE SCENARIO CLEs


1:30 PM – IP Asset Assessment – Investing in intangible assets like patents, trademarks, and copyrights is an increasingly vital part of most businesses’ growth and viability. This CLE will explore methods and perspectives for vetting and investing in intellectual property assets and services, and what businesses should expect to gain from such investment. Presented by Anna McCoy, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell Tuttle LLP, and Mark Porter, Ganz Law, PC.


3:00 PM – Emerging Trends in Legal Ethics and Professionalism – This CLE will explore ethics and professionalism issues arising based on the ways the practice of law is changing. Presented by Hon. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta, US District Court for the District of Oregon, and Mark Fucile, Fucile & Reising LLP.


THE TECHNOLOGY ANNEX


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Legal and Productivity Software Lab – New technologies have changed the ways that lawyers work. In the Computer Classroom of the White Stag Block attendees will be able to test drive over thirty different software products and technical services common in today’s legal, business, technology, and creative electronic workflows.