Join OWLS on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Cinema 21 in Portland for a screening of The Judge, a feature documentary that provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often-misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts. Tickets […]

Join us for this CLE followed by special recognition event for judges. CLE Schedule:  Road to the Bench: Judges Share Their Stories- 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Judge Raymond D. Crutchley, Deschutes County Circuit Court Judge Mustafa Kasubhai, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon Judge Angel Lopez, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Melvin Oden-Orr, Multnomah […]

Free Speech/Hate Speech: Is there a First Amendment Problem? Wednesday, February 13, 2019 CLE: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Catered Reception: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. University of Oregon School of Law, Room 175 Panelists: Professor Stuart Chinn (University of Oregon) Carolyn Bys (Mercy Corps) Judge David Schuman (University of Oregon) P.K. Runkels-Pearson (Miller Nash […]

February 21, 2019: FORENSIC TESTING IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AN ACCESS TO JUSTICE CLE Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) Mary Leonard Chapter and the State of Oregon Law Library welcome Janis Puracal from theForensic Justice Project. Ms. Puracal will present on the important role of reliable forensic testing in the criminal justice system and how such testing […]

Join the OWLS Leadership Committee and Lisa LeSage, Executive Director of Immigration Counseling Services, for a lunchtime CLE on international law as it relates to women, children, and the intersection between immigration and trafficking, and how the U.S. falls short in its accountability. $17 with lunch $10 without lunch Register online here. Application is being made […]

The 27th OWLS Roberts and Deiz Award Dinner and OWLS Foundation Special Appeal will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Portland Art Museum. Tickets are $95, Tables of 10 are $950.  Join OWLS to celebrate the 2019 recipients of OWLS’ Roberts & Deiz Awards The Honorable Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County Circuit Court Elisa […]

Congratulations to the Honorable Katherine Tennyson, Multnomah County Circuit Court, and Elisa Dozono, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, our 2019 award recipients. Join OWLS for our 27th Roberts & Deiz Award Dinner and OWLS Foundation Special Appeal is Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Portland Art Museum.

Join OWLS leadership Committee for our series on political leadership. A life in politics requires a tough mindset and unique skills. OWLS and friends are invited to strengthen their leadership skills and become inspired through this first of this year’s series of presentations which feature political leaders’ pathways to political leadership positions.We hope to inspire […]

We are looking forward to our 12th Annual Women’s Wellness Retreat for Lawyers, and are pleased to announce that next year’s retreat will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. through Saturday, April  6, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, Oregon. Our theme is Transforming Ourselves through Self-Compassion and Creativity. […]