Client Legal Training

Recent Workshops

  • Rule writing, Drafting Investigation Reports, Harassment Investigation and Prevention, and more.

Brownbag Workshops

  • Meet with your peers and professionals to discuss topics of mutual interest.

Resources for Lay Representatives

  • Statutes, Rules, Materials and Online Courses

2019 Attorney General’s Public Law Conference

The Attorney General’s Public Law Conference, for all state agencies, is scheduled for October 22nd and 23rd , 2019, at the Salem Convention Center. The 2019 Public Law Conference will also offer a post conference workshop for lay representatives on the 24th. Learn more

Recent Workshops

Rule Writing

Thursday, October 18, 2018

This workshop will help you gain greater competency in the important and challenging skill of rule writing. This training concentrates on the science, and the art, of rule drafting (this training does not address the step-by-step procedural requirements of the rulemaking process). This workshop includes an interactive exercise to demonstrate the blending of hypothetical legal and policy requirements into rule language. We will also review the purpose and goals of administrative rules, the meaning of “plain language,” statutory requirements for rule clarity and simplicity, and the writing of legally defensible rules.

  • Presenter: Serena Hewitt, Attorney-in-Charge, Oregon Department of Justice, General Counsel Division, Government Services Section
  • 3.25 hours

Managing Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace under the ADA

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Strategies for guiding the interactive process, identifying viable accommodations, and managing misconduct connected to the mental impairment.

  • This training is for HR staff and supervisors
  • Presenters: Brena Moyer Lopez, Senior Assistant Attorney General , and Margaret Wilson, Senior Assistant Attorney General, DOJ Labor and Employment Section
  • 1 hour

Drafting Investigation Reports

Thursday, July 19, 2018

A competent investigation is among an employer’s best protections when responding to workplace complaints and assessing potential discipline. However, if a report is not adequately drafted and prepared timely, even a well-conducted investigation can come under scrutiny. This training integrates legal requirements with practical aspects for producing a report that will stand up under a grievance or administrative review.

  • This training is for HR staff and supervisors
  • Presenters: Brena Moyer Lopez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, and Yael Livny, Senior Assistant Attorney General, DOJ Labor and Employment Section
  • 1.5 hours

Harassment Investigation and Prevention

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

#MeToo has heightened awareness regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. How does this movement impact the investigation of discrimination complaints? What are best practices for remediation and prevention?

  • This training is for HR staff and supervisors
  • Presenters: Sylvia Van Dyke, Senior Assistant Attorney General, and Tessa Sugahara, Attorney-in-Charge, DOJ Labor and Employment Section
  • 1 hour

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Brownbag Workshops

Brownbag Workshops are held from noon to 1:30 pm at the DOJ Robertson Building, 1215 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301, in the Redwood meeting room. These lunchtime workshops provide an opportunity to meet with your peers and professionals to discuss topics of mutual interest. These are live events (no call-in option) and are not recorded.

Classes will be posted here when scheduled. Please check for updates.

Interested in Learning More?

In addition to the workshops listed above, the Oregon DOJ provides training on a variety of topics in response to client agency requests. If your agency is interested in receiving legal training, please contact your agency’s assigned counsel or use the online Training Suggestions & Comments Form » to make a request.