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Paying Attention – Are We Too Distracted to Practice Law?

In HLGR attorney Jennie Bricker’s latest article Paying Attention – Are We Too Distracted to Practice Law?, the cover story of the December 2019 Oregon State Bar Bulletin, Jennie reminds us that it matters how we devote our attention, especially...

HLGR’s Randy Geller on New Executive Orders Affecting Educational Institutions Issued by President Trump

By:  Randy Geller On October 9, 2019, President Trump issued two executive orders designed to address the problems created by Federal agency guidance documents. School districts, colleges and universities should take note of these executive orders, as they may be...

Employment Law Update – Fall 2019

By: HLGR Labor & Employment Team In this Newsletter: Deadlines – EEO-1 Reports, OregonSaves Increased Threshold for Overtime Exemption Legislative Updates New Requirements for Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Settlements Non-Competition Agreement Requirements Expanded Pregnancy – Discrimination Prohibitions Expanded, Accommodation...

Distribution of Your Institution’s Annual Security Report under the Clery Act

By Randy Geller, Shareholder   Every year, colleges and universities put a great deal of effort into producing their Annual Security Report (“ASR”). But institutions often do not consider how and to whom the ASR must be distributed. That is...

What was it like being part of the first wave of women attorneys?

HLGR’s Susan Marmaduke (pictured at the left in Egypt in 1978, celebrating graduating from law school and taking the California bar exam) and eight other Oregon women attorneys tell all to Super Lawyers.  

Comments, Followers and Friends – Government Social Media Accounts and the First Amendment

HLGR attorneys Randy Geller’s and Aaron Landau’s article, Comments, Followers and Friends, is the cover story in the most recent Oregon State Bar Bulletin.  Remember that when it comes to social media, the law is rapidly changing and always a...

HB 2016 is the Oregon Legislature’s Response to the Janus Decision – and a Lot More

By Sharon Rudnick and Randy Geller On behalf of our public sector clients, we have been monitoring Oregon House Bill 2016, which was signed by Governor Brown on June 20th. The changes to the law made by HB 2016 become...

HLGR’s Randy Geller on President Trump’s Executive Order on Free Speech

On March 21, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities.” The Executive Order is of more political than legal importance, but colleges and universities should be aware of its...

Water, Water, Everywhere – Drinking Water in Oregon

HLGR attorney Jennie Bricker’s article, Water, Water, Everywhere, is the cover story in the most recent Oregon State Bar Bulletin. The thought-provoking article about water is a must-read for everyone.  

Department of Education Issues New FERPA Guidance

By Randy Geller On February 12th, the U.S. Department of Education, Privacy Technical Assistance Center, issued a guidance document consisting of 37 commonly asked questions about the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA”). The...

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