From the Multnomah Lawyer: 2019-20 MBA Committees

Each year, MBA members serve on committees that address member needs and general issues affecting the profession. A synopsis of each committee’s charge for the year and the committee chair follows. If you have ideas or concerns about a particular area, please contact the chair, MBA President Sarah Radcliffe,, or the MBA staff at

Continuing Legal Education
Chair: Adrian Brown, US Attorney’s Office,, 503.727.1000
Plan, conduct and evaluate approximately 40 CLE seminars, focusing on members’ primary areas of practice.


Court Liaison
Chair: John Robb, Kevin Sali LLC,, 971.407.3372
Serves as the MBA’s interface with the court and fosters dialogue between the MBA membership, the local judiciary and other local area courts.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Chair: Shalini Vivek, PSU Student Legal Services,, 503.725.4556
Promotes equality in the profession, identifies ways in which the MBA can promote a diverse bar, and carries out the diversity award process.

Chair: Tony Kullen, Wright Finlay & Zak LLP,, 503.479.8871
Conducts member-outreach activities. Plans Bench Bar & Bagels, the Annual Golf Championship, Battle of the Lawyer Bands and WinterSmash, which benefits Multnomah CourtCare.

Judicial Screening
Chair: Gloria Trainor, Trainor Law PC,, 503.536.2172
Confidentially screens judicial and pro tem candidates in accordance with the MBA’s process.

Chair: Jonathan Strauhull, Multnomah County Attorney’s Office,, 503.988.3138
Implements activities that promote professionalism and carries out the professionalism award process.

Public Service
Co-Chairs: W. Todd Cleek, Cleek Law Office LLC,, 503.706.3730 and Jill Mallery, Legal Aid Services of Oregon,, 503.224.4086
Explores new ways for lawyers to assist those in need in the community, in partnership with the court, pro bono, social service providers and other stakeholders.

Solo/Small Firm
Chair: Emery Wang, Vames & Wang,, 503.669.3426
Plans workshops and socials tailored specifically for solo and small firm attorneys.

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