OWLS and the Oregon State Bar Disability Section invite you, legal professionals with disabilities and their allies, to our Lawyers with Disabilities Social. Please join us from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for Happy Hour (non-hosted) at Barlow Artisanal Bar, 737 SW Salmon Street in downtown Portland. Happy Hour ends at 6:00 pm, so come early!
Meet like-minded people and individuals who have possibly faced some of the same challenges that you have. Build relationships in the community or see old friends. And, of course, enjoy great food and drink. Hope to see you there!
Please RSVP to Diane by August 17 at 5:00 pm.
In 2011, the ABA announced that reporting jurisdictions estimated that lawyers with disabilities comprised only .15% to 1% of their respective legal communities. The ABA identified several potential issues that affect this minority group, including lack of funds for the LSAT, difficulties with passing the bar exam, a lack of accommodations, and difficulty with finding employment. We have long learned to advocate for ourselves in the face of these issues, but as many members of specialty bars know, solidarity and camaraderie are priceless.