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CourtSupport

The building of the new Central Courthouse 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. The MBF has launched a new initiative, CourtSupport. 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.
 

Unique Donor Benefits Offered in this Inaugural Year of CourtSupport

The MBF is fundraising now for this program. Donor levels and visibility in this inaugural year 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 at pamela@mbabar.org. 

For more information about CourtSupport, please contact Pamela Hubbs (pamela@mbabar.org).