YLS Committees

These committees create and manage various projects which offer tailored volunteer opportunities. Some volunteer commitments involve limited time and activity while others involve monthly participation. In addition, the YLS sponsors social activities, which are publicized in the Multnomah Lawyer newsletter and on our calendar.

If you are interested in getting involved in a YLS committee, call the MBA at 503.222.3275 or fill out a volunteer form.

There are four YLS standing committees:
Organize 27+ MCLE-accredited seminars, with content intended specifically for newer attorneys. Provide additional professional and career development seminars for the YLS membership.

2021-22 Chair: Michael Schaefer, Holtey Law LLC, mike@holteylaw.com, 503.224.9878.
Assist in recruitment and involvement of MBA young lawyer members, to encourage member participation in the YLS, and to organize a variety of networking activities for YLS members.

2021-22 Co-Chairs: Allison Kamilos, Holtey Law LLC, akamilos@holteylaw.com, 503.224.9878 and A.C. Estacio-Heilich, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, ac.estacio-heilich@lewisbrisbois.com, 971.334.7008.
Provide leadership and professional development opportunities for young lawyers in pro bono work. Administer the local Wills for Heroes Foundation clinic, providing estate planning services to first responders. 

2021-22 Chair: Meredith McMurray, Gevurtz Menashe PC, mmcmurray@gevurtzmenashe.com, 503.227.1515.
Provide programs to engage young lawyers in community outreach activities that educate the public about the legal system, the positive role of attorneys in society, and the legal resources available to the community.

2021-22 Co-Chairs: Wilson Jarrell, Barran Liebman LLP, wjarrell@barran.com, 503.228.0500 and Lucy Ohlsen, Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP, lucy@baaslaw.com, 503.974.5015.