Each calendar year, the Queen’s Bench luncheons and events focus on a different theme consistent with our mission to promote professional advancement, camaraderie, and good fellowship among women in the legal profession and the community. In 2017, our theme is “Made in Oregon: Homegrown Issues and Strategies for Success.” Everyone is welcome – you need not be a member to attend our events.
Except where indicated otherwise below, our monthly luncheons will be held at the federal courthouse, 1000 SW Third Avenue, Portland, OR (courtroom to be announced on a sign in the lobby each month). Doors open at 11:45 a.m., and our speakers will begin at noon. Please bring photo identification to present to courthouse security.
Nursing mothers and young children are welcome, and celebrated, at all Queen’s Bench events.
The bag lunches will be catered by Elephants Deli, at a cost of $13 (or $5 for students). Registration closes at 9 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the Tuesday luncheon, but you may also attend without a lunch by emailing.
August 8 Speaker:
Chief Judge Nan Waller will speak about the recent racial and ethnic disparities report showing overrepresentation of minorities in the Multnomah County justice system and some of the programs created and envisioned to make real and positive change.