Events and Training

Events and Training


Annual Meeting Information

The Section’s annual meeting is held in November, just before the November Executive Committee meeting. The annual meeting is open to the public. The 2020 Annual Meeting was held November 17, 2020, starting at 12 noon. The meeting will be via Zoom. Details to follow or contact Secretary Leah Watson for details.

During the annual meeting, nominations will be made for next year’s Executive Committee positions. Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor.

The slate of nominees for 2021:

Officers: Chair Michael Hajarizadeh
Chair-Elect Leah Watson
Secretary Leah Watson
Treasurer Ross Neher

General Members to serve on the Executive Committee: Dan Schmidt, Ryan Adams, Josh Stevens, and Rowan Hardenbrook.

Current members Joshua Yanov, Wesley Hill, Jennifer Sackett, Jaimie Fender, Leslie Nelson, and Tracey Connor will continue to serve on the Executive Committee.

2021 Advisory Members are Jess Barton, Mark John Holady, and James Rice

Fiscal Information

The Section’s fund balance as of October 31, 2020, was $821. All Section financial statements can be found at

Monthly Meetings

The Executive Committee meets the third Tuesday of every month (except December) at noon in the offices of the Oregon State Bar in Tigard, Oregon.  The executive committee meetings are open to the public.

Effective March 12, 2020, until further notice, the monthly meetings of the executive meeting are by telephone only while Covid-19 restrictions are in effect. Contact Chair Michael Hajarizadeh or Secretary Leah Watson if you would like to participate.

Continuing Education Classes

Upcoming Events:

Serving Justice Involved Veterans
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
11:00 am to Noon
One General CLE credit (applied for)
Via Zoom

Presenter – Michael Hajarizadeh – the Director of the Veteran’s Defense Resource Center

Learn about:
DD 2-14s
Other issues that will help you represent veterans involved in the criminal justice system

The program is free, but you need to register.  Click here to register.

Past Events:

October 27, 2020: Representing Veterans and Their Families—VA Accreditation (9 am-12:30 pm)

Representing Veterans and their families with VA accreditation. Speaker – Mary Markovich.
Topics: Representing before the VA, Veterans Health Administration, National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, Claims procedure, Appeals procedure, VA accredited agents and attorneys duties.

November 10, 2020: Justice Involved Veterans (10 am-11 am)

Virtual CLE

September 14, 2020: COVID Update—Eviction Moratorium, Employment/Unemployment Law, and VA Update

Eviction moratorium, Employment/unemployment update and VA benefits update. Speakers were Juhi Aggarwal, Heather St. Clair and Renaye Murphy.

Slides from December 2019’s CLE on Veteran Defense and House Bill 2462 from Jesse Wm. Barton are here.

Effective March 12, 2020, until further notice, all in-person continuing education classes are on hold while Covid-19 restrictions are in effect. Check back for details about other classes or call Leslie Nelson, the Military and Veterans Law Section Continuing Legal Education Coordinator.