On February 7, 2017, Oregon Women Lawyers wrote to Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, urging that the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General be rejected because of his record on civil rights. To read the letters, click the link below:
February 1, 2017
For more information, contact: Laura Craska Cooper, OWLS President, 541.693.0061 or Linda Tomassi, OWLS Executive Director, 503.841.5758
Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) supports and commends the numerous Oregon lawyers who rushed to protect the civil rights of those detained at airports as a result of the president’s executive order on Friday. OWLS supports Sanctuary Cities and the protection of civil rights for documented and undocumented migrants. In the finest tradition of the legal profession, Oregon lawyers brought—and continue to bring—their considerable legal, cultural, and language skills to aid marginalized people, regardless of immigration status.
With over 1500 members, Oregon Women Lawyers is committed to the advancement of women and all minorities in the practice of law, including racial and ethnic minorities and members of the LGBTQ community. To achieve this goal we provide and support programming that includes attention to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and ability.
Dan Goldstein, formerly with Ball Janik, has opened his own firm focusing on construction and real estate litigation.
Congratulations to the newly-elected board of Clackamas Women Lawyers:
Bonnie Carter, President
Grace Pauley, Vice President
Annalise Oetken, Secretary
Wendy Leik, Treasurer
Shannon Wilson, Member at Large
Jacqueline Alarcon, Immediate Past President
Kathryn Root, Shareholder of Gevurtz Menashe, was reappointed as Chairperson of the ABA Family Law Section’s International Law Committee effective following the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2016.
The International Law Committee of the ABA Family Law Section is active in monitoring developments in international family law, including legislation and case decisions, and it produces continuing legal education programs on issues which are of interest to all family law attorneys. Committee members maintain connections with the ABA International Law Section, other committees of the Family Law Section, the U.S. State Department Office Of Children’s Issues, the Hague Conference, and other international organizations. Root has focused her practice on family law, with an emphasis on International family law and custody disputes for 26 years.
Additionally, Root served as the Moderator for a Plenary CLE Program titled “Cross-Border Hot Tips” presented during the ABA Family Law Section Fall Conference in Quebec City, Canada on October 22, 2016.
Josephine Ko recently joined Vigilant, where she serves as in-house employment law counsel to companies in California and Oregon. Employers rely on Josephine as their trusted advisor to solve their most complex employment and human resource issues. Her quick grasp of a company’s unique business needs, in combination with her deep employment law and litigation experience, allows her to develop real-world solutions that work. Josephine is a graduate of Duke University School of Law and the University of California, Berkeley.
Schoen is a bankruptcy lawyer who works in Tonkon Torp’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice group. Her practice is focused on Chapter 11 corporate reorganizations, debtor-creditor law and commercial litigation.
Third Rail Repertory Theatre was founded in 2003 to provide a dynamic, professional local company to Portland audiences. Third Rail’s permanent ensemble and guest artists share stories that provoke dialogue, encourage empathy, and inspire curiosity.
About Tonkon Torp
Tonkon Torp LLP is a leading business and litigation law firm serving public companies, substantial private enterprises, entrepreneurial businesses and individuals throughout the Northwest. For more information, visit tonkon.com.
Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to welcome Sarah Carlin Ames as an associate in the firm’s Portland office. She recently graduated summa cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School and was selected as a member of its Cornelius Honor Society. During law school, Sarah worked for the Oregon Department of Justice’s Special Litigation Unit, helping with complicated and high-profile cases involving prisoner rights, endangered species, disabilities rights and land use.
Claudia Porter, a personal economic advisor, recently moved to Financial Reserve.
Claudia was born and raised in West Germany, where she received an M.A. in Teaching English and French from the University of Göttingen followed by a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Braunschweig Technical University. She moved to Portland in 2001, and after years in academia, she decided to take her passion for making a positive difference in other people’s lives to a different career path. She has been working as a financial advisor for just over 2 years. Her services include investment management, comprehensive financial planning, as well as career and success planning for clients who are in transition and seek help with long-term goal planning.
Davis Wright Tremaine partner Eric Dahlin has been named by Governor Kate Brown to fill the vacancy on the Multnomah County Circuit Court bench left by retiring judge Jean Maurer. He will assume his judicial duties on August 29.