OAAP Statement to the Community about Groups and CLEs

We are sending this notice to let you know about OAAP groups, CLEs, and event changes we are making in response to community health concerns.

The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program cares deeply about the health and safety of our community. We are actively monitoring COVID-19 updates from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html) and the Oregon Health Authority (https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx), and we are developing our response plan as recommended by these authorities, and we are aware that these conditions are changing rapidly.

The current policy of the Professional Liability Fund and Oregon Attorney Assistance Program requires us to meet remotely for groups where that is a possibility and to cancel other groups and 12 step meetings through the end of April 2020. Please contact OAAP group facilitators and attorney counselors directly with questions at www.oaap.org or 503.226.1057.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to participate live at speaking engagements or CLEs. We are cancelling the OAAP/OWLS Wellness Retreat, which would have taken place April 17-18th in Sunriver.

Our office remains open and all of our attorney counselors are available for individual appointments. We are happy to meet with you by phone or in person or by video conferencing and encourage you to call at any time. We are here to assist the members of the legal community. We hope that the safety protocols we are putting in place will be helpful in serving the community.

Please feel free to call or contact us by email with questions. www.oaap.org

Sincerely,

Shari R Pearlman, LCSW, JD on behalf of the OAAP

OAAP Assistant Director / Attorney Counselor