Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2002

Among Ourselves

University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer joined such luminaries as violinist Itzhak Perlman, writer Larry McMurtry, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Academy Award-winning actress Angelica Huston and Nancy C. Andreasen, National Medal of Science for Research on Mental Illness recipient, on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the annual induction ceremony for new fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Frohnmayer, who has been president of the University of Oregon since 1994 and served three terms before that as Oregon’s attorney general, is among 177 American fellows and 30 foreign honorary members that comprise the academy’s 2002 class.

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Lane Powell Spears Lubersky is the recipient of the award for best legal website in the 2002 WebAward Competition sponsored by the Web Marketing Association. The competition was sponsored in part by Google and included judges from companies including Boeing, Xerox and Ticketmaster. Lane Powell’s website is at www.lanepowell.com.

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The Multnomah Bar Association recently elected new officers and board members. The new president is Robert D. Newell, Davis Wright Tremaine; president-elect, Robert J. Neuberger, attorney at law; secretary, Julie Vacura, Larkins Vacura; and treasurer, Kelly T. Hagan, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. New directors include: Lori E. Deveny, attorney at law; Simeon D. Rapoport, Standard Insurance Co. and Helen T. Smith, Multnomah County district attorney’s office. Cathy Keenan of Legal Aid Services of Oregon and president of the Young Lawyer Section also serves as a director. Continuing as directors are: Thomas M. Christ, Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, who also serves as the MBA’s delegate to the ABA; Jeff Matthews, Yates, Matthews & Morasch; Hollis McMilan, Farleigh, Wada & Witt; Sylvia E. Stevens, Oregon State Bar; Kathryn L. Villa-Smith, Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe; and Michael A. Greene, Rosenthal & Greene, immediate past-president.

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Albert A. Menashe, managing shareholder for Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe, has been elected to the Board of Visitors for Willamette University College of Law.

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Bullivant Houser Bailey announces that shareholder Jeanne Loftis has been selected for two new leadership positions: editor-in-chief of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) Newsletter and chair-elect of the OSB’s newly formed Diversity Committee.

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Kathleen Dailey, a partner in the firm Williams Dailey O’Leary Craine & Love, has received the 2002 Joyce Ann Harpole Award from the Lewis & Clark Law School. Dailey is the fifth recipient of the award, which honors those attorneys who strike a balance among career, family and community. The award is named for Joyce Ann Harpole, who earned her law degree from Lewis & Clark in 1979 and who took delight in her legal career, her family and her community. Harpole died in 1994. In nominations submitted by peers, Dailey was described as 'a well-prepared and passionate advocate who possesses unsurpassed integrity' who balances family responsibilities and community volunteerism with her legal career. Dailey is the second member of her firm to receive the award. Linda Love was honored in 1999.

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Lane Powell Spears Lubersky’s Oglesby Young has been recognized by the ABA’s Senior Lawyers Division as one of its most experienced members admitted to the bar for 50 years or more. He received a gold pin as a token of appreciation for his long-standing dedication to the legal profession.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt received the 2002 Pro Bono Award at the biannual Legal Aid Services of Oregon Open House on Oct. 23. Schwabe was recognized for the unique contributions and success of its pro bono legal clinic, El Programa Hispano. Founded by Schwabe in 1991, El Programa Hispano remains the only pro bono legal clinic in Oregon staffed and funded by a single law firm. The clinic is a branch of the Oregon Law Center’s Portland Legal Clinic and focuses on landlord-tenant, consumer, civil rights and family law issues. El Programa Hispano has provided legal services to more than 1,000 low-income, primarily Spanish-speaking residents throughout the Portland metropolitan area. The clinic serves more than 40 percent of the Oregon Law Center’s caseload and is the only pro bono legal clinic in the Portland area to provide Spanish-English translation services.

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The Portland City Council has appointed Jeff Bachrach of Ramis, Crew, Corrigan & Bachrach to the nine-member commission that oversees the Housing Authority of Portland. HAP is the largest provider of affordable housing in the state. With an annual budget of $83million, HAP owns, manages and serves (through rental assistance vouchers) about 14,000 housing units.


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