Upcoming Events

Executive Committee Meeting

May 16, 2014
4:00 PM
Offices of Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB), 121 SW Morrison Street, 11th Floor, Portland, Oregon
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Executive Committee Meeting

June 13, 2014
2:00 PM
Offices of Davis Hearn & Anderson 515 East Main Street
Ashland Oregon
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Check the calendar for information about current Section events.


Welcome to the website of the Real Estate and Land Use (RELU) Section, one of the largest and most active sections of the Oregon State Bar. RELU members are attorneys who practice across a diverse spectrum of real estate, property, and land use matters. The section executive committee meets monthly to oversee the services provided to members, including publishing the quarterly RELU Digest, sponsoring CLEs on real estate and land use issues, monitoring legislation, proposing law improvements, and providing e-mail notices on topics of interest to members. The RELU website offers links and other resources of use to the practitioner and the public, and is a central portal for real estate and land use information. If you are not a member, but would like to join the RELU section, please click here.

Sponsorships and Contributions

The Real Estate and Land Use Section Executive Committee has guidelines for considering requests to sponsor or contribute to events and organizations. The Executive Committee will consider such requests under these guidelines and asks entities to address these guidelines in their requests to the section. A copy of the guideline is here.

Free Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Litigation Seminar 1/29/14

We would like to formally invite you to the Fair Housing Council of Oregon's first Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Litigation Seminar coming up on Wednesday, January 29th.

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon is hosting a FREE AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING LITIGATION SEMINAR for City Attorneys, Land Use Attorneys, Civil Rights Attorneys, & Fair Housing Attorneys to shed light on how our plans, codes, capital investments, and land use practices can help or hinder your jurisdiction's compliance with federal requirements to affirmatively further fair housing law.

Date: Wednesday January 29th, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Mercy Corps, Aceh Community Room @ 28 SW 1st Avenue Portland, OR 97204
Presenters: Michael Allen (Relman, Dane & Colfax) & Edward J. Sullivan, Garvey Schubert Barer
Target Audience: City/Municipal Attorneys, Land Use Attorneys, Civil Rights Attorneys, & Fair Housing Attorneys

**FREE CLE's available***

As HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced, "(The new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Regulations) are about more than just addressing outright discrimination and access to the housing itself. It's also about giving every community access to important neighborhood amenities that can make a tremendous difference in a person's life outcome. Make no mistake: this is a big deal."

To register, view agenda, or sign up for webinar click here.

Any questions, please contact acudmore@fhco.org

To learn more about affirmatively furthering fair housing, please visit our website at http://www.fhco.org/affirmativelyfurthering.htm.

2013 Land Use Legislative Highlights

Click here for 2013 land use legislative highlights.

RELU 2013 Summer Conference

August 8-10, 2013
The Riverhouse, Bend, Oregon

Click here for more information.

RELU 2012 Annual Meeting DVD

Copies of the RELU 2012 Annual Meeting DVD are now available. Click here for the order form.

Practice Reminder

Section members may be interested in free news services offered by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, particularly the DLCD Rulemaking Service, Land Use News, and other services and updates. For a complete list of news services provided by the department and to sign up, click here.

2011 Land Use Legislative Summary

Click here for a handy summary of land use bills passed in the 2011 legislative session.

Digest Now Available

Click here to view the latest edition of the RELU Digest in the Members Only section of our website.

Executive Committee Meeting Schedule

Check the calendar for the Executive Committee meeting schedule.

RELU Executive Committee (June 2010)

CLE Opportunities

Visit the OSB CLE website to find information about upcoming CLE seminars.