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Tonkon Torp Raises Over $53,000 for Campaign for Equal Justice

February 26, 2013
Tonkon Torp once again was at the top of the list of large law firms whose attorneys and staff contributed to the Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) annual fund drive. This year the firm raised $53,453 from a total of 81 donors.
 
“Our firm’s culture of support is recognized by the entire Campaign for Equal Justice community, and we are proud to contribute to this critically needed program,” said litigator Dan Skerritt, who co-chaired Tonkon Torp’s campaign drive along with Kristin Bremer Moore and Colin Love-Geiger.

Oregon lawyers established the Campaign for Equal Justice in 1991, with the mission of making equal access to justice a reality for all Oregonians. Donors support 90 legal aid attorneys who serve clients in all 36 Oregon counties. About 40 percent of CEJ’s work is in family law, usually helping victims of domestic violence. 
 
Tonkon Torp’s Ron Greenman is treasurer of the CEJ board, and many of the firm’s attorneys have volunteered time to support the organization over the years. Skerritt and his cowboy band, The Saggy Bottom Boys, played for this year’s campaign kickoff event. 
 
The 22nd annual Campaign for Equal Justice campaign was celebrated at a February 20 awards luncheon at the Governor Hotel in Portland. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden gave the keynote remarks.