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 was to place a CourtSupport Navigator at the information desk in the courthouse lobby, which otherwise would have no staffing and remain empty. The Navigator is serving 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. Read more in Jen Wagner's article, published in the December 2020 Multnomah Lawyer.

Make a Charitable Donation by December 31, 2020 and Become a Founding Donor

Unique Donor Benefits Offered in this Inaugural Year of CourtSupport
Donors who contribute by December 31 will be acknowledged in the February 2021 Multnomah Lawyer and receive special donor visibility; details are listed hereDonations of $1500 or more will be acknowledged on a Founders Plaque in the Central Courthouse. Please consider a 2020 tax-deductible charitable contribution to CourtSupport. Use the "Donate Now" button at the top of this page 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+

           Hala J. Gores in memory of Mary Awabdy Ghores


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
Stoel Rives LLP
Tonkon Torp LLP

SILVER $2,500+
Angel Law PC
Angeli Law Group LLC
Bottini, Bottini & Oswald, PC
Farleigh Wada Witt

NAEGELI Deposition & Trial 
OWLS Foundation
Vangelisti Mediation

BRONZE $1,500+
Ball Janik LLP
Barran Liebman LLP
Victoria Blachly
Bodyfelt Mount, LLP
Brownstein Rask LLP
Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP
Chenoweth Law Group PC
Thomas Chow
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP
Dunn Carney LLP
Esler Stephens & Buckley LLP
Foster Garvey P.C.
Gevurtz Menashe PC
G. Frank Hammond
Sandra A. Hansberger
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.
Harris & Bowker LLP
The Heekin Law Firm

Christine and James Hein
Charles F. Hinkle made in the name of Judge Donald Londer
Holtey Law
Nicholas A. Kampars
Lane Powell PC

Markowitz Herbold PC
MBA Young Lawyers Section

Roscoe C. Nelson III in honor of my father
Jack and Erika Orchard in honor of the Honorable Jean L. Lewis and Harlow F. Lenon
Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC
Professional Liability Fund
Richardson Wright LLP
Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC
Barbara and John Neupert
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
Thomas W. Brown
 made in the name of Multnomah County Judge Irving M. Steinbock
Hon. Stephen K. Bushong
Hon. Eric L. Dahlin
Hon. Kathleen M. Dailey
Hon. Michael A. Greenlick
Hon. Jerry Hodson
Hon. Amy Holmes Hehn
Amy Hoven
Lisa Kenn
Tony Kullen
Hon. Andrew M. Lavin
Linda S. Law
in honor of those who came before, paving the way for the rest of us 
Hon. Morgan Wren Long
Hon. Michael S. Loy
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
Mark A. Peterson
Hon. Steven R. Powers
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
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Hon. Gregory F. Silver
Hon. Susan M. Svetkey
Hon. Kathryn Villa-Smith
Hon. Nan Waller
Hon. Janice Wilson

To learn more about CourtSupport, please contact Pamela Hubbs