"To increase the public's understanding of the legal system, to promote civic education, public participation and respect for the law, to improve the quality and administration of the legal system, and to support programs and projects related to the MBF's purpose."
The work of the Multnomah Bar Foundation includes three successful programs: Multnomah CourtCare, CourtConnect, and CourtSupport. Future projects the MBF is exploring include the possibility of expanding the CourtCare program to the juvenile detention facility, assisting self-represented litigants, and supporting the Legal Resource Center in the Central Courthouse. Read MBF President Mackenzie Hogan’s May Multnomah Lawyer article.
This is the first year that the MBF combined its fundraising efforts into a single campaign to benefit the MBF general fund, which gives the board the flexibility to direct support where it is most needed and provide for the development of future projects.
The campaign raised $88,855: $59,475 designated by donors for Multnomah CourtCare, $775 designated for CourtSupport, and $28,605 for the general fund.
Donors who gave $150 or more are acknowledged below. Special thanks to Judge John Acosta and the US District Court for the District of Oregon Attorney Admission Fund for a $50,000 donation to benefit CourtCare. Thank you to all who made a contribution this year!
Traveling firm trophies will be awarded to Dunn Carney LLP for the largest donation from a firm, lawyers and staff, and to Richardson Wright LLP for the largest donation per capita. Congratulations and thank you for your generous support!
Please considera a donation to the MBF general fund and help us meet our goal to raise $110,000 to make a difference in the courts and in the community. Donating is easy! Use the "donate now" button at the top of the page to make an online donation, use the donation form, or contact Pamela Hubbs (503.854.5237, firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions or would like more information, please reach out to us.
Hon. Cheryl Albrecht, CourtSupport donation in the name of the Honorable Julie Frantz, and CourtCare donation in the name of the Honorable Katherine Tennyson
Hon. Steffan Alexander
Amy and Patrick Angel
David Bean, in honor of Mackenzie Hogan
Hon. Leslie Bottomly
Hon. Henry C. Breithaupt
Hon. Anna J. Brown
Hon. Stephen Bushong
I. Kenneth Davis
Peter H. Glade
Hon. Michael Greenlick
Mary Lou Haas
Elizabeth and Ethan Knight
Brad and Vivian Krupicka
Hon. Angel Lopez
Jeffrey A. Martin
Aruna A. Masih
Mary Louise McClintock and the Honorable Thomas Balmer
Hon. Heidi Moawad
Katherine H. O'Neil
Stephen D. Osborne
Hon. Mark A. Peterson
Hon. David Rees
Robert A. Shlachter
Diane S. Sykes
Evans Van Buren
Hon. Kathyrn Villa-Smith
Hon. Nan Waller
Michael A. Yates
CourtSupport, launched in 2020, increases access to justice by assisting community members navigating Multnomah County courts and helping connect them to services offered by the court. Our bilingual CourtSupport Navigator (pictured above, left) staffs the information desk in the courthouse to answer basic questions, help people find the courtroom or office they need, and connect them to resources about court services.
CourtConnect, developed in 2018, pairs lawyers and judges to visit citizenship classes, and community and youth groups to offer a civic education presentation on the justice system, and help people understand the rule of law. The top photo features Judge Eric Dahlin with lawyer Bonnie Richardson (center right, and second from left, respectively) making a CourtConnect presentation to a citizenship class in 2019. The photo below features CourtConnect volunteer Judge Melvin Oden-Orr with students in a SOAR citizenship class in 2017.
Multnomah CourtCare has served more than 18,000 children and their families by providing free drop-in childcare to families who have business in the courthouse. Our longest-running program, CourtCare has been in operation since 2001 and is ready to open its doors in the new Central Courthouse when drop-in childcare resumes.
Questions? Contact Pamela Hubbs at 503.854.5237 or email@example.com.