To donate an amount not listed in the giving options above, please contact Pamela Hubbs (503.854.5237, pamela@mbabar.org) or send us a completed MBF donation form.



"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."



Civic Education and Engagement, Respect for the Rule of Law, Improving the Quality and Administration of the Legal System

Founded in 2005, the Multnomah Bar Foundation (MBF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

The work of the Multnomah Bar Foundation includes three successful programs: Multnomah CourtCareCourtConnect, 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

THE 2021 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN RAISES OVER $88,000 FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS

Thank You for Supporting the Court and the Community with a Tax-Deductible, Charitable Donation

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, pamela@mbabar.org). If you have questions or would like more information, please reach out to us.

THANK YOU, DONORS!
Firms
$500+
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Dunn Carney LLP
Eaton Family Law
Farleigh Wada Witt
Foster Garvey PC
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.
Harris & Bowker LLP
Lane Powell PC
Larkins Vacura Kayser LLP
Markowitz Herbold PC
McEwen Gisvold LLP
Miller Nash LLP
Richardson Wright LLP
Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
Stoll Berne
Sussman Shank LLP
U.S. District Court’s Attorney Admission Fund

$150+
Vangelisti Mediation
Wyse Kadish LLP

Individuals
$500+
Larry K. Amburgey
Hon. Adrian Lee Brown, in the name of Gianna Floyd
Ward Greene
Edwin A. Harnden
Abby Wool Landon
Susan Marmaduke
Steve Naito
Joe Piucci
Sarah Ryan
Marshal Spector, in honor of the Multnomah County Judges and Courthouse staff
Jennifer Wagner
 

$150+
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
Kenneth Antell
Nellie Barnard
David Bean, in honor of Mackenzie Hogan
Victoria Blachly
Hon. Leslie Bottomly
Hon. Henry C. Breithaupt
Hon. Anna J. Brown
Hon. Stephen Bushong
Larry Cable
Ben Cox
I. Kenneth Davis
Heather Decker
Joseph Franco
Charles Gazzola
Peter H. Glade
Hon. Michael Greenlick
Mary Lou Haas
Frank Hammond
Anit Jindal
Elizabeth and Ethan Knight
Brad and Vivian Krupicka
Thomas Larkin
Hon. Angel Lopez
David Ludwig
Jeffrey A. Martin
Aruna A. Masih
Mary Louise McClintock and the Honorable Thomas Balmer
Hon. Heidi Moawad
Shawn Morgan
Jay Nusbaum
Katherine H. O'Neil
Jack Orchard
Stephen D. Osborne
John Ostrander
Hon. Mark A. Peterson
Joseph Piucci
Kimberly Quach
Hon. David Rees
John Robb
Janet Schroer 
Margot Seitz
Penny Serrurier
Robert A. Shlachter
Diane S. Sykes
Terence Thatcher
Evans Van Buren
Hon. Kathyrn Villa-Smith
Mark Wada
Hon. Nan Waller
Jovita Wang
Julie Weis
Michael A. Yates


OUR PROGRAMS

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 pamela@mbabar.org.