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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the MBA staff at email@example.com.
Continuing Legal Education
Chair: Adrian Brown, US Attorney’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.727.1000
Plan, conduct and evaluate approximately 40 CLE seminars, focusing on members’ primary areas of practice.
Chair: John Robb, Kevin Sali LLC, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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.
Chair: Gloria Trainor, Trainor Law PC, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 503.988.3138
Implements activities that promote professionalism and carries out the professionalism award process.
Co-Chairs: W. Todd Cleek, Cleek Law Office LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.706.3730 and Jill Mallery, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, email@example.com, 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.
Chair: Emery Wang, Vames & Wang, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.669.3426
Plans workshops and socials tailored specifically for solo and small firm attorneys.
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