OSB Storywall Project

OSB Diversity Story Wall Unveiled on November 7, 2014

We are pleased to announce the unveiling of the Diversity Story Wall. This museum-quality exhibit is permanently installed at the Oregon State Bar center in Tigard. It features diverse pioneers in Oregon's legal profession and significant state and national milestones over time. Watch some highlights from the celebratory unveiling ceremony below:

Exhibit and unveiling ceremony media coverage:

The Oregonian - Storywall Report

The Oregonian - Racial Bias Report

The Oregonian - Pioneers of Diversity

The Skanner - StoryWall

PQ Monthly - StoryWall

Exhibit Posters Available for Purchase

If you are interested in purchasing a poster of the exhibit, the dimensions are 48in x 48in and mounted on foam core backing, and are available for $100 per poster. To place an order, contact us at diversity@osbar.org.

Online Version Scheduled to Launch in February 2015

We plan on launching the exhibit’s online version in February 2015.  If you would like to be included in an email announcing the launch of the online version, please contact us at diversity@osbar.org.

Help Us Tell the Ongoing Story

Our goal is to expand the history featured in our online exhibit and add new milestones over time.  Please share any additional history you think should be included by contacting us at diversity@osbar.org.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

This exhibit would not be possible without the generous support of our numerous sponsors. Thank You!

If you are interested in making a donation for the ongoing development of this exhibit and to be recognized as a sponsor in the online version, please contact us at diversity@osbar.org.


  • Attorney Admission Fund for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon on behalf of the federal practitioners in Oregon**
  • Convocation on Equality
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  • Stoel Rives LLP


  • OSB Diversity Section


  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • Miller Nash LLP
  • Oregon Specialty Bar Collaboration:
    OGALLA: The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon; Oregon Hispanic Bar Association; Oregon Minority Lawyers Association; Oregon Women Lawyers
  • OSB Business Law Section
  • Tonkin Torp LLP
  • Willamette University College of Law


  • Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association


  • OSB Civil Rights Section
  • OSB Constitutional Law Section
  • OSB Disability Law Section


  • Toni Georganne Kelich


  • Honorable Angel Lopez
  • Don H. Marmaduke, Attorney at Law
  • Diane S. Sykes, Attorney at Law, P.C.

  • **A generous $7,500 grant

What does Diversity and Inclusion mean at the Oregon State Bar?

Diversity and inclusion mean acknowledging, embracing and valuing the unique contributions our individual backgrounds make to strengthen our legal community, increase access to justice, and promote laws and creative solutions that better serve clients and communities. Diversity includes, but is not limited to: age; culture; disability; ethnicity; gender, gender identity or expression; geographic location; national origin; race; religion; sexual orientation; and socio-economic status.

Our business case statement: A diverse and inclusive bar is necessary to attract and retain talented employees and leaders; effectively serve diverse clients with diverse needs; understand and adapt to increasingly diverse local and global markets; devise creative solutions to complex problems; and improve access to justice, respect for the rule of law, and credibility of the legal profession.

Diversity Story Wall Planning Team Members:

Bill Chin, Professor, Lewis & Clark
Paul Nickell, Bulletin Editor, Communications, OSB
Mariann Hyland, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, OSB
Mary Anne Anderson, Staff Attorney, US District Court, OR
Benjamin James, Assistant, Diversity & Inclusion, OSB
Diane Sykes, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Unit, DOJ
Anna Zanolli, Manager, IDT, OSB
Danny Santos, Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Admin, Will. Univ.

Diversity and Inclusion: Making Us Stronger