MBF CourtSupport

                        Helping our community access the services offered by the court.

The building of the new Central Courthouse in downtown Portland has given the Multnomah Bar Foundation an opportunity to work with Presiding Judge Stephen Bushong and Trial Court Administrator Barbara Marcille on a new project that supports the MBF mission to improve the quality and administration of the legal system in Multnomah County. Through CourtSupport, the MBF is developing and funding projects designed to assist community members navigating Multnomah County courts.

Our initial goal is to place a CourtSupport Navigator at the information desk in the courthouse lobby, which otherwise would have no staffing and remain empty. The Navigator will serve community members entering the courthouse by answering basic questions about the court and connecting individuals who need accommodations or extra assistance to services and resources within the courthouse. The Navigator's mission is to make the entire process of navigating the courthouse and legal system a little less intimidating. Through this and other future projects, CourtSupport will work to close critical funding gaps in areas impacting access to justice and the quality and administration of the legal system.

Become a Founding Donor

Unique Donor Benefits Offered in this Inaugural Year of CourtSupport
The MBF is fundraising now for this program. Donors who contribute by December 31 will be acknowledged in the February 2020 Multnomah Lawyer. Donor levels and visibility are listed here.

Donations of $1500 or more will be acknowledged on a Founders Plaque in the Central Courthouse. Please consider making a 2020 tax-deductible charitable contribution to CourtSupport. Use the "Donate Now" button to donate online. If you prefer to mail your donation, request an invoice, or give an amount that isn't listed in the dropdown menu, please use the donation form, or contact Pamela Hubbs. The MBF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Our Founding Donors
DIAMOND $10,000+


PLATINUM $7,500+

GOLD $5,000+
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Hart Wagner LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Larkins Vacura Kayser, LLP
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Tonkon Torp LLP

SILVER $2,500+
Angel Law PC
Angeli Law Group LLC
OWLS Foundation
Vangelisti Mediation

BRONZE $1,500+
Ball Janik LLP
Barran Liebman LLP
Bodyfelt Mount, LLP
Bowersox Law Firm P.C. 
Brownstein Rask LLP
Chenoweth Law Group PC
Thomas Chow
Dunn Carney LLP
Esler Stephens & Buckley LLP
Foster Garvey P.C.
Gevurtz Menashe PC
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.
Harris & Bowker LLP
The Heekin Law Firm
Holtey Law
Nicholas A. Kampars
Lane Powell PC

MBA Young Lawyers Section
Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC

Professional Liability Fund
Richardson Wright LLP
Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC
Charles and Nancy Tauman
Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost
Wool Landon
Wyse Kadish LLP


DONOR Up to $999
Hon. Cheryl Albrecht made in the name of the Honorable Julie Frantz
Hon. Steffan Alexander
Hon. Beth A. Allen 
made in the name of Multnomah County Circuit Court Judges
Joseph Arellano
Hon. Amy M. Baggio
Hon. Stephen K. Bushong

Hon. Eric L. Dahlin
Hon. Michael A. Greenlick
Hon. Jerry Hodson
Hon. Amy Holmes Hehn
Amy Hoven
Lisa Kenn
Hon. Andrew M. Lavin
Hon. Morgan Wren Long
Hon. Angela Franco Lucero
made in the name of Multnomah County Circuit Court Judges
Hon. Judith H. Matarazzo
Hon. Heidi H. Moawad
Hon. Melvin Oden-Orr
made in the name of Judge Roosevelt Robinson
Marcia Ohlemiller made in the name of the Honorable Nan Waller
Hon. David F. Rees
Hon. Shelley D. Russell 
made in the name of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and my great aunt, the Honorable Nina Lambeth
Hon. Gregory F. Silver
Hon. Susan M. Svetkey
Hon. Nan Waller

To learn more about CourtSupport, please contact Pamela Hubbs