Join us for the first in a series of events for Oregon law students who face unique challenges entering the legal field in this unusual year.
Timing of Program
4:30pm: Welcome by Liani Reeves, President, Oregon State Bar
4:40pm: 1 minute introductions of each affinity bar
OGALLA, The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon – Hugo Gonzalez Venegas
Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) – Iván Resendiz Gutierrez
Oregon Chapter-National Bar Association (OC-NBA) – Ashley Carter
Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) – Stanton Gallegos
Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA) – Maxine Tuan
Oregon Filipino American Bar Association (OFALA) – Peter Sabido
South Asian Bar Association of Oregon (SABA) – Somya Kaushik
Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) – Maya Crawford
Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) – Valerie Colas
4:50pm: Breakout rooms (The above affinity bar reps and 1-2 volunteer attorneys and 3-4 law students will be pre-assigned per room)
The goal of this event is to provide a safe space for law students to be able to share and discuss a variety of issues from how to connect with and seek mentors and experience to how their pass/fail grades will be perceived by the larger legal community, or other concerns they may have and to show that the affinity bar community is here to support law students and help them succeed notwithstanding the pandemic. We would also like to discuss ideas with us about future events or other ways in which we can support them.
5:40pm: Reconvene, debrief, next steps