OWLS Annual Chapter Summit
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023 10:00 am-12:00 pm
University of Oregon’s White Stag Building, 70 N.W. Couch St., Portland
Wayne Morse Suite
Register Online. (Please RSVP by Oct 20th for in-person attendance)
On Oct. 26, the Lawyers’ Association of Washington County and the OWLS Membership Committee are co-hosting the annual Chapter Summit, a hybrid event in Portland before the Fall CLE.
The summit will feature a roundtable discussion of strategies to create a culture of welcome and belonging. Additional topics will include: Centering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in programs and events to recruit, retain, and support a diverse legal community; and committee presentations about planning special events, including the Road to the Bench CLE in a Box to promote local discussion, transparency, and advice about navigating the judicial selection process.
Members who are interested in volunteering for leadership with an existing chapter, reviving an inactive chapter, forming a virtual chapter, or forming a new chapter are encouraged to view the “OWLS Guide to Chapter Development,” a video on YouTube, and to complete the OWLS Volunteer Interest Survey. The summit is always a great networking opportunity and a lively discussion of the interests and needs of members statewide. We hope to host OWLS leaders from every chapter and committee this year.