Valerie Colas Appointed MBA President-Elect
Valerie Colas, Oregon Judicial Department, has been appointed MBA President- Elect for the balance of the 2019-20 program year. She will serve as MBA President in the 2020-21 term, leading the MBA into its 115th year. This will mark an especially historic year as Colas will take the helm of the MBA as its first black president and lead the organization as Multnomah County opens the new Central Courthouse. Colas is the Access to Justice Counsel at the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) in the office of General Counsel for the State Court Administrator. Prior to joining the OJD, she worked at Oregon Law Center and the Office of Public Defense Services. Colas has been involved with the MBA since becoming licensed in Oregon and served on numerous committees and in leadership positions for both the YLS and MBA boards. She presently serves as MBA Board Treasurer. She also serves on the boards of the Oregon Law Foundation and OC-NBA.
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