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Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum

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Client Legal Training

Public Law Conference

Save-the-date for the

2017 Attorney General's
Public Law Conference

October 24th and 25th at the Salem Convention Center.

2017 Attorney General's Public Law Conference October 24-25, 2017 - Save the Date!

On October 24th and 25th, 2017 the Attorney General will again host a Public Law Conference for all state agencies at the Salem Convention Center. The conference will include over 44 workshops on essential legal issues, advanced topics and emergent areas of law that directly impact your agency’s ability to fulfill its mission. The conference is an efficient and very cost-effective way for state agency employees to receive authoritative legal information and advice from skilled and experienced attorneys and guest speakers.

Conference registration will be available beginning April 2017 from this webpage.


Alternative Dispute Resolution Brownbag Workshops (Free)

All ADR Brownbag Workshops are free and will be held from noon to 1:30 pm at the DOJ Robertson Building, 1215 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301 in the basement Redwood meeting room. These lunchtime workshops will be an opportunity to meet with your peers and professional ADR Providers and discuss topics of mutual interest. These are live events (no call-in option) and will not be recorded. To register go to www.SurveyMonkey.com/r/N9RWS97 or register in iLearn.

  • Public Involvement: Tips from the Pros - Thursday, February 16th - Involving the public on a controversial issue? Seeking stakeholder consensus on a complex policy matter or educating the public about your agency activities? This will be a chance to hear from experts on how you can better engage the public to achieve your objectives.
  • Facilitating Better Workgroups, Teams and Committees - Tuesday, March 14th - Is your commission doing some strategic planning? Is your workgroup looking to build a stronger team? This brownbag will highlight techniques that professional facilitators use to help groups work together to build relationships and get things done.
  • Working with stakeholders on Contentious Public Policies - Thursday, April 13th – Have you been asked to convene a diverse group of stakeholders to address a contentious public policy issue? Hear from experts who have helped Oregon stakeholders work together collaboratively on some of Oregon’s most challenging projects.
  • State Agency Mediation: Best Practices and Traps for the Unwary - Wednesday, May 3rd [Note change from original date of May 9th] - Agencies are encouraged to find collaborative solutions to disputes and to use mediation as a way to do that. Agencies are also expected to operate in the sunshine. Learn more about how to successfully navigate the mediation confidentiality statutes and Oregon’s transparency laws to achieve effective and efficient resolution of your agency disputes. You’ll also have a chance to get tips from professional mediators on ways to make your next mediation more successful.

In addition to these workshops the Department of Justice provides training on a variety of topics in response to requests from our client agencies. If your agency is interested in receiving legal training you are encouraged to contact your agency's assigned counsel or use the form at Training Suggestions & Comments Form to make a request.

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