MBF Announces 2020 Officers and Directors

The Multnomah Bar Foundation is pleased to announce its new officers and directors. We asked our officers for their thoughts about the MBF and its work.

Jennifer S. Wagner, Stoll Berne PC, President, about the year ahead: “It is an honor to serve on the MBF Board. This year I look forward to launching the MBF’s new program, CourtSupport, which is designed to fund projects that help community members navigate the court system, particularly in areas impacting access to justice.”

J. Mackenzie Hogan, Harris & Bowker LLP, Vice President: “The MBF is taking a bold step with the launch of CourtSupport, and I am very excited to be a small part of that process. The launch of this new program, and the opening of the new Multnomah County Courthouse, will make 2020 a year to remember.”

Victoria D. Blachly, Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP, Secretary Treasurer: “The opening of the new Multnomah County Courthouse this year aligns with the MBF’s goal to assist the court through its new CourtSupport program, so 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year. I am quite honored to be part of it. I am also hopeful the MBF and our legal friends can bring innovative ideas, financial support, and possibly highly trained courthouse comfort dogs to further the important goal of access to justice. This is the year to get involved and make a difference, so stay tuned to see what MBF has in store.”

Nicholas A. Kampars
, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Immediate Past President, about his final year on the board, “With the opening of the new courthouse, 2020 promises to be an exciting year for our legal community and the MBF. I’m honored to serve one more year on the board, advancing the good work the MBF does.”

New directors are C. Marie Eckert, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP; Joseph L. Franco, Holland & Knight LLP; Elizabeth C. Knight, Dunn Carney LLP; and Marshal P. Spector, Gevurtz Menashe PC.

Continuing directors are Abby Wool Landon, Tonkon Torp LLP, James E. Oliver, Jr., Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Judge Xiomara Torres, Multnomah County Circuit Court; and Richard J. Vangelisti, Vangelisti Mediation. Nellie Q. Barnard, Holland & Knight LLP, is the current MBA Board Liaison.

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