Women Lawyers has new officers for 2001-2002. Lori E. Deveny, OWLs new
president, is a sole practitioner in Portland. President-elect Elizabeth
Schwartz is an associate at Perkins Coie. Jennifer DeWald, who practices
with the law firm of Craig J. Dorsay, is the new treasurer. Sarah Crooks,
judicial law clerk to the Hon. Owen Panner, will continue as secretary, and
the Hon. Virginia Linder of the Oregon Court of Appeals will continue
to serve as the OWLs historian. OWLs has new directors: Mindy Wittkop
and Kate Thompson of Eugene and Norma Freitas and Lauren Winters
of Portland. Continuing as directors are Kathryn Bourn of Astoria,
Julene Quinn and Mary Mertens James of Salem and Caroline Carey,
Kimberly Kaminski, Marilyn Litzenberger, Kathryn Ricciardelli,
Ruth Spetter and Deanna Wray of Portland.
May 30, more than 100 women executives, entrepreneurs and lawyers attended the
fourth annual Executive Forum for Women in Business, which is sponsored annually
by the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine. Approximately $3,500 in proceeds
was donated to Bradley-Angle House, a Portland-based domestic violence prevention
agency that also runs the oldest emergency shelter in Portland (and on the West
Coast) for abused women and children. This is the second consecutive year Bradley-Angle
House has been the recipient of proceeds from this event. This year's event
featured NPR journalist Renee Montagne, a host on the popular radio show, 'Morning
Mertens James, shareholder in the law firm of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick,
was recently elected to a four-year term as a member of the American Inns of
Court board of trustees. The role of the trustee, given to select members of
the American Inns of Court, includes managing the affairs and controlling the
overall policy and business of the National Inns Foundation. James currently
serves as president of the Willamette Valley American Inn of Court.
H. Itkin, deputy Multnomah County attorney, has had the recent privilege
of leading groups to the top of 19,450 foot Mt. Kilimanjaro, on foot across
the Cotswolds of Britain and ridges of the New Hampshire White Mountains, as
well as by bike around the peninsulas of southwest Ireland. He is putting together
a return trip to Africa to again climb Kilimanjaro as well as go on safari in
February 2002 and a return to bike Ireland in June 2002 - and he is looking
for interested traveling companions. The last Kilimanjaro trip included people
who had never before climbed a mountain. He may be contacted at (503) 233-1514.
Attorney General Bill Cloran of Salem has been elected a member of the
board of directors of the United States Figure Skating Association for the 2001-2002
skating season. USFSA is the national governing body for the sport of figure
skating on ice in the United States and is a member organization of the U.S.
Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. Cloran serves as the
attorney-in-charge of commercial and environmental litigation for the Oregon
Department of Justice.
Swanson of Swanson, Thomas & Coon received the Douglas Daughtery Award
of Merit at the OSB Workers' Compensation Section's annual Salishan conference
held last June. The award is given annually to a section member who adheres
to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics while making outstanding
contributions to the Workers' Compensation Section and hearings process. Swanson
has represented injured workers in both the state and federal forums for the
past 21 years.
Greene of Rosenthal & Greene is the new president of the Multnomah Bar
Association. Greene is a graduate of Stanford University and Law School who
practices personal injury, litigation and civil rights law and is the co-chair
of the Oregon Diabetes Coalition. Other new MBA officers are: president-elect,
Robert Newell of Davis Wright Tremaine; treasurer, Robert Neuberger,
attorney at law; and secretary, Sylvia Stevens of the Oregon State Bar.
Newly elected board directors are: Kelly Hagan, Schwabe, Williamson &
Wyatt; Kristin Hazard Hamilton, Standard Insurance Co.; Jeff Matthews,
Yates, Matthews & Morasch; and Kathryn Villa-Smith, Gevertz, Menashe,
Larson & Howe. The MBA Young Lawyers Section also has elected new officers
and directors: Kristin Hazard Hamilton, president; Catherine Keenan,
Legal Aid Services of Oregon, president-elect; Adina Flynn, AMEX Financial
Advisors, Inc., treasurer and Jennifer Oetter, Hoffman, Hart & Wagner,
secretary. Cecily Becker of Greene & Markley, W. Todd Cleek
of Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue and Natalie Hocken of Heller,
Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, are new board members.
B. Bowerman, Oregon City attorney and immediate past chair of the Aviation
Section, has been awarded the Jim Barron Award for distinguished service in
the advancement of aviation law, aviation safety and the resolution of aviation
A. Martin has been elected president of the Professional Services Coordinating
Council of Oregon. She is a shareholder in the law firm of Bullivant Houser
Bailey. Her practice focuses on employment law and employee benefits, representing
employers, insurers and third-party administrators. The PSCC is a not-for-profit
business association composed of member firms and associations representing
six professions within Oregon's professional services industry.
The Eugene SouthTowne Rotary recently honored Eugene attorney Stephen A. Hutchinson for his leadership as the first president of the Eugene SouthTowne Rotary Foundation. The foundation, which was started in 1996, provides scholarships for Eugene high school graduates. Hutchinson is a shareholder in the law firm of Hutchinson, Cox, Coons & DuPriest, and current chair of the OSB Law Practice Management Section. +