Calendar of Events
Washington County Bar Association

The WCBA meets on the second Wednesday of each month, except for the months of July and August each year. Monthly meetings usually are preceded by a one-hour CLE beginning at 5:15 pm; topics range throughout various practice areas such as family law, criminal law, juvenile law, and probate matters. Dinner is served at 6:30 pm at Golden Valley Brewery at 1520 N. Bethany Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97006. Dinner speakers routinely include the Oregon Supreme Court, the Oregon Court of Appeals, and the Presiding Judge of Washington County, each on an annual basis.

Upcoming Event

Monthly CLE & Dinner Meeting:

"Call Them Something Besides Cowards": The Story of the Sweet Murder Trial

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CLE- 5:15 p.m. Cocktails & Dinner – 6:30 p.m.

Golden Valley Brewery, 1520 N. Bethany Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97006

About The CLE

In 1925, Dr. Ossian Sweet is confronted by a mob as he moves his family into a previously all white Detroit neighborhood. Sweet is prepared to defend the house with his brother Henry, and several friends. A shot from the house kills a member of the mob. Everyone in the house is arrested and charged with murder. Eventually Clarence Darrow is called upon to defend Henry Sweet, the one man who admitted firing his weapon. At a time when the Ku Klux Klan dominates Detroit, Darrow confronts the all white jury with their prejudice and asks them to acquit Henry Sweet.

Ron Silver, retired Chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office, will tell the story of the Sweet trial and the role it played in America's century long struggle to end housing discrimination.

CLE Credits

1 Access to Justice CLE credit pending.

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Recurring Event

New Lawyers Meet & Greet Morning Coffee


Sponsored by the Washington County Bar Association New Lawyers Division

Please join us for our monthly ‘Meet and Greet Morning Coffee’ at Insomnia Coffee in Hillsboro!
No RSVP is necessary.
We hope you can join us!

8:00am to 9:30am.

Insomnia Coffee
317 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Future Events

October Dinner & CLE

Lessons and Stories from the Civil Righst Movement
Dinner Guest - TBD
October 11, 2017

Contact information for the Washington County Bar Association
Washington County Bar Association
P.O. Box 912
Hillsboro, OR 97124
[T] 971.238.2595