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Client Legal Training

AG's Public Law Conference  |  Software License Training  |  ADR Brownbag Workshops

2017 Attorney General's Public Law Conference

Public Law Conference

October 24 - 25, 2017, at the Salem Convention Center

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 Materials and FAQ

Conference Registration Fees Per Person

  Early Bird
(through July 24, 2017)
(after July 24, 2017)
Full Conference (2 days) $220 $280
Day 1 or Day 2 (1 day) $125 $180

Accessibility and Accommodations

The Salem Convention Center is accessible. If you need accommodations under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), please contact Bob Koreski, Department of Justice ADA Coordinator, via email at Bob.J.Koreski@doj.state.or.us, or phone (503) 947-4348, no later than September 25, 2017, so that we can make the appropriate accommodations.


Contact us at (503) 947-4540 or LawConference@doj.state.or.us.



Software License Training for State Agencies


This course is an introduction to software licensing and related issues.

Presenters will describe basic software licenses and some standard terms and conditions; how state agencies acquire licenses; some basic policies related to state agency software acquisition and necessary approvals, including everyone’s favorite: legal sufficiency! The primary focus of the discussion, however, is intended to be on some of the most significant or potentially troublesome terms and conditions and how state agencies may address the legal and business risks. Please bring your questions and concerns!

Thursday, May 25, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
$59.00 per person

Location: Employment Office Auditorium
875 Union Street NE, Salem, OR 97311
This is a live event (no call-in option) and may not be recorded. To register go to iLearn.


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. More classes will be scheduled after the 2017 Attorney General's Public Law Conference (above).

  • 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.​​​



Resources for Lay Representatives

ORS 183.457 and OAR 137-003-0008 and 137-003-0545 permit an officer/employee of an agency to participate on behalf of an agency, with DOJ approval. Learn more

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