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Sam Fullhart Elected to Board of Youth, Rights & Justice

February 24, 2017
Tonkon Torp attorney Sam Fullhart has been elected to the Board of Directors for Youth, Rights & Justice, a not-for-profit law firm that provides children and families in Oregon with legal representation and advocacy in the courts, legislature, schools, and community.
Fullhart, an associate in Tonkon Torp's Business Department, supports the services YRJ provides to children and youth in foster care who are abused, neglected, or in trouble; students who face challenges at school; and parents who need help keeping their families intact.
"A general problem with our complex legal system is that it is insensitive to the needs and concerns of groups that can't afford lawyers to help them enforce the rights and protections they have under our laws," Fullhart explains. "YRJ has played the role of advocate for vulnerable children for many years now, including seeking changes in the law. I'm looking forward to learning how they do it while also making a contribution to further their efforts."
Tonkon Torp has a long history of attorneys providing board and pro bono service with YRJ. In addition, YRJ collaborates with Tonkon Torp on the firm's Changing Lives Forever (CLiF) program.