February 1, 2017
For more information, contact: Laura Craska Cooper, OWLS President, 541.693.0061 or Linda Tomassi, OWLS Executive Director, 503.841.5758
Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) supports and commends the numerous Oregon lawyers who rushed to protect the civil rights of those detained at airports as a result of the president’s executive order on Friday. OWLS supports Sanctuary Cities and the protection of civil rights for documented and undocumented migrants. In the finest tradition of the legal profession, Oregon lawyers brought—and continue to bring—their considerable legal, cultural, and language skills to aid marginalized people, regardless of immigration status.
With over 1500 members, Oregon Women Lawyers is committed to the advancement of women and all minorities in the practice of law, including racial and ethnic minorities and members of the LGBTQ community. To achieve this goal we provide and support programming that includes attention to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and ability.