2019 OADC Annual Convention Diversity Scholarships

Deadline: EXTENDED TO APRIL 30, 2019 

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WHO WE ARE: The Oregon Association of Defense Counsel is a nonprofit membership organization for trial attorneys defending civil cases and representing the interests of business and government in the courts of Oregon. For over 45 years, OADC has served as a unified voice for its members, offering valuable networking opportunities, and providing excellent continuing legal education. Our purpose is to increase the professional skill and knowledge of our members, enhance the services of the legal profession to the public, to improve the adversary system, and to work for the prompt and fair disposition of disputes.

ABOUT OUR CONVENTION: OADC’s Annual Convention is an opportunity for education and networking with our attorney members. Educational opportunities include approximately 8 hours of CLE sessions/credit covering a range of topics of interest to civil litigators. Social activities include meals, networking, happy hours, golf, and rafting. You can find out more about the 2019 convention at

OADC welcomes and encourages diversity in our membership and leadership. We respect, understand and appreciate the individual differences among us. We recognize and appreciate that differences bring to OADC varied perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, talents and interests. Our diversity greatly enhances our ability to carry out OADC’s core mission of defending the interests of individuals and businesses in civil litigation.

In order to support our goal of achieving a diverse community of attorneys and to develop relationships between the civil defense bar and diverse future lawyers, OADC is offering three (3) scholarships to current law school students to attend the 2019 OADC Annual Convention, from June 20-23, 2019, at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. Each scholarship includes attendee registration, lodging at Sunriver Resort, hosted convention meals, and provides each scholarship recipient with a member mentor for the Convention.

THE DETAILS: This scholarship is open to any current law school student who intends to practice law in the state of Oregon. Preference will be given to those who, are either currently attending law school in the state of Oregon or have substantial ties to the state of Oregon.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should apply for this scholarship only if they can commit to attending the Annual Convention in Sunriver, Oregon from June 20-23, 2019. The scholarship committee will consider applications on an ongoing basis. However, applicants should submit applications no later than April 30, 2019, to ensure consideration. Applicants should email their completed application and materials to [email protected] apply online at Please contact the scholarship committee at [email protected] with questions.

IMPORTANT LINKS: Download Application | Apply Online