September Events with Mary Leonard Law Society

Join MLLS at the Marion-Polk Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice Luncheon!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm
Willamette Heritage Center, aka the Mission Mill Museum

Help us support the Campaign for Equal Justice by sitting with Mary Leonard Law Society at the Annual Marion-Polk Lawyer’s Campaign for Equal Justice Luncheon. There is no cost to attend; the luncheon is an excellent opportunity to socialize while learning more about the important work that legal aid is doing in Marion and Polk Counties and across the state.

While the lunch is free, we do encourage you to consider a contribution to the Campaign for Equal Justice. Supporting legal aid is a cause that MLLS members are passionate about and that aligns closely with our organizational goals of ensuring justice and equality in our community. Poverty in Oregon has increased by 61.5% since 2000, and we are currently 8th in the nation for poverty growth. Together, we can help make sure that our neighbors have fair and equal access to justice, regardless of income.

Please let us know if you are available to sit at an MLLS table by contacting us at

Road to the Bench Presentation with Judge Cheryl Pelligrini
Presented by the Mary Leonard Law Society and the OWLS Judicial Workgroup
Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm
Marion County Circuit Courthouse
100 High Street NE, Salem, Oregon, 5th floor jury assembly room.

Marion County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Pelligrini will discuss her road to the bench and share insights on the transition from practicing attorney to judge. OWLS Judicial Workgroup Co-Chair Heather Van Meter will discuss the services provided by OWLS to its members considering the judiciary. Newer attorneys that may be considering the judiciary later in their careers are particularly encouraged to attend. The event is free and no CLE credit will be available.

Please RSVP at

Other Events of Interest:

Oregon State Bar Diversity Section presents: 2014 CLE & Social
Marriage Equality: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Thursday, September 25, 2014
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. CLE (1 hour Access to Justice MCLE credit pending)
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Catered Social with no host bar
The Hotel Monaco, 506 S.W. Washington Street, Portland

The Honorable Beth Allen and Attorney Lake Perriguey discuss the twists and turns on the storied road to marriage equality in Oregon and how historic changes will play out in the legal system.

Please RSVP to Megan Livermore at

Cost: $25 (includes CLE & Catered Social); $15 for Diversity Section members; $10 (Catered Social only); No cost for members to attend Social only

Please mail payment* to:
OSB Diversity Section –c/o Megan Livermore
Gaydos Churnside & Balthrop, PC
(*make checks payable to OSB Diversity Section)
P.O. Box 1499
Eugene, OR 97440

New Diversity Section members can get the discounted price by signing up for membership at or before the event! Checks and cash will also be accepted at the event, but please RSVP in advance.