OWLS Queen’s Bench Chapter
Monthly Luncheon – Building Inclusive Policies at Work and Beyond
Tuesday, June 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Courthouse, 1200 SW 1st Avenue Courtroom 13C Portland & Facebook Live
No cost. Register Online. Order Lunch Here.
Join Senior Policy Advisor Michelle Rodríguez and Deputy City Attorney Anne Milligan on June 13th at noon at the Multnomah County Courthouse or FacebookLive as they share their critical work building inclusive policies at the City of Portland. Learn about transformative changes in inclusive policies championed, passed, and in progress at City, including 2021’s landmark HRAR 6.08 revisions, which now provide paid chosen family bereavement and pregnancy loss leave to City employees, and a companion pair of proposed Sanctuary City Resolutions for Gender Affirming Healthcare and Reproductive Freedom.
Anne and Michelle will delve into the intricacies of building and implementing these policies, drawing from their extensive experience and successful collaboration. They will provide practical strategies and best practices that can be adapted to any workplace, empowering attendees to initiate positive change within their organizations and beyond. Now is the time to step up and take action. Join us for this empowering seminar and learn why building inclusive policies at work is not only important but a responsibility we all share.
Anne Milligan (she/her) is an employment litigator and advisor with the Portland City Attorney’s Office, as well as a co-drafter of Portland’s landmark paid chosen family bereavement and pregnancy loss leave policy, enacted in October 2021 to national attention. Before joining the Portland City Attorney’s Office, Anne was an attorney at one of the largest U.S. law firms representing management exclusively in the areas of labor, employment, and civil rights.
Michelle Rodríguez (she/her) is a Senior Policy Advisor in Commissioner Mingus Mapps’ Office, and a co-drafter of Portland’s landmark paid chosen family bereavement and pregnancy loss leave policy. She has worked in the non-profit and public sector for nearly two decades, centering her work on racial and social justice, focusing on under-resourced and disenfranchised communities, including serving as vice chair of the Latino Leadership Council of Washington County.
2023 SPEAKER SERIES: PRACTICING INCLUSIVITY
Each calendar year, the Queen’s Bench monthly CLEs and events focus on a different theme. In 2023, the theme of Queen’s Bench lunchtime CLE series is “Practicing Inclusivity.” 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.
Queen’s Bench CLEs are now being held in-person at the Multnomah County Central Courthouse, and are also simulcast on FacebookLive, the second Tuesday of the month from noon until 1 PM.
Queen’s Bench Presentations are on the second Tuesday of the month at noon.