Queen’s Bench Monthly CLE Speaker Series
2021 SPEAKER SERIES: PHOENIXES RISING
Each calendar year, the Queen’s Bench monthly CLEs and events focus on a different theme. In 2021, the theme of Queen’s Bench lunchtime CLE series is “Phoenixes Rising.” At our monthly, free CLEs open to all, you will hear touching stories from women-identified professionals (including but not limited to lawyers) who have overcome extraordinary challenges to become leaders in our state. We hope their stories will inspire you to view 2020’s difficulties as springboards for your future professional successes. Queen’s Bench CLEs are on Zoom the second Tuesday of the month from noon until 1 PM. We look forward to the day it is safe to gather together in person again and share a meal as we used to do, at a new venue: the new Multnomah County Courthouse.
|Victoria Blachly is a fiduciary litigator. She is a trial attorney, representing individual trustees,
corporate trustees, beneficiaries, and personal representatives in often difficult and challenging
cases. Blachly’s cases including trust and estate litigation, will contests, trust disputes, undue
influence, capacity cases, claims of fiduciary breach, financial elder abuse cases, and petitioning
for court instructions, as well as contested guardianship and conservatorship cases. Since moving
on from her state and then federal clerkships in the 1990’s, she found reward in helping her
clients with complex family situations. Blachly is licensed in both Oregon and Washington.
Recognized by her peers and her clients.Since 2014, she has been recognized as an Oregon Super Lawyer in the areas of Trust and Estate
Litigation. Only 5 percent of Oregon attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers; these attorneys
have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Since 2018, she
has been included in Best Lawyers in America ©, for trust and estate litigation. In 2014, she was
appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services, in 2016, Blachly was appointed to
the Uniform Law Commission. The ULC works on nonpartisan proposed legislation to “bring
clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law.” She was named a 2015 Portland
Business Journal “Woman of Influence.” In addition, Blachly was “described by a peer as ‘very
thorough,’ and is well known in the Oregon legal community for her expertise in fiduciary
litigation,” in the Chambers High Net Worth 2016 publication.
A national speaker.Blachly has been writing for and lecturing at national and state legal seminars pertaining to trusts
and estates since 2001, and she has engaged in state and national lobbying for updating laws for
fiduciaries and vulnerable adults.