Client Legal Training

2019 Attorney General’s Public Law Conference

  • The Attorney General’s Public Law Conference, for all state agencies, is being planned for October 22 – 23, 2019, at the Salem Convention Center.

Resources for Lay Representatives

  • Statutes, Rules, Materials and Online Courses

Training Classes

Registration will open the week of June 18, 2018.
Workshops are currently scheduled at the Employment Auditorium, 875 Union St. NE, Salem, OR 97311, and require in person attendance.

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
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am, at the Employment Auditorium in Salem, Oregon
  • Presenters: Brena Moyer Lopez, Senior Assistant Attorney General , and Margaret Wilson, Senior Assistant Attorney General, DOJ Labor and Employment Section
  • Registration will be through iLearn, the link will be provided on this page when ready
  • $50.00 per person – class has a maximum capacity of 50

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.
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am, at the Employment Auditorium in Salem, Oregon
  • Presenters: Brena Moyer Lopez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, and Yael Livny, Senior Assistant Attorney General, DOJ Labor and Employment Section
  • Registration will be through iLearn, the link will be provided on this page when ready
  • $55.00 per person – class has a maximum capacity of 50

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
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am, at the Employment Auditorium in Salem, Oregon
  • Presenters: Sylvia Van Dyke, Senior Assistant Attorney General, and Tessa Sugahara, Attorney-in-Charge, DOJ Labor and Employment Section
  • Registration will be through iLearn, the link will be provided on this page when ready
  • $50.00 per person – class has a maximum capacity of 50

2019 Attorney General’s Public Law Conference

The Attorney General’s Public Law Conference, for all state agencies, is being planned for October 22 – 23, 2019, at the Salem Convention Center. The 2019 Public Law Conference will offer Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops, in addition to a new look and feel for the networking luncheons, and is:

  • Host to over 40 workshops on essential legal issues, advanced topics, and emergent areas of law that directly impact our state agency’s ability to fulfill their missions.
  • 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.
  • An opportunity for state agency individuals and teams to engage with their peers on common legal concerns.

The 2017 Attorney General’s Public Law Conference:

  • Was approved for 12.75 CLE’s for the full Conference (both days).
  • You can view the 2017 Attorney General’s Public Law Conference schedule and session descriptions in the 2017 Conference Program Guide. We hope to see you in 2019!

Questions regarding the Attorney General’s Public Law Conference? Contact us at 503-947-4540 or email us at LawConference@doj.state.or.us.

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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.

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.

Rules and Materials

Online Course

You may also be eligible to participate in the online training module through iLearn, “Role of the Lay Representative in the Contested Case” ».

Enroll Online: Lay Representative Course

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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.