Oregon has a very impressive degree of participation by lawyers in the CEJ, and Tonkon Torp is repeatedly among the top firms for contributions.
— Dan Skerritt
Tonkon Torp attorneys have been involved with the Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) since it was created in 1991.
Established by Oregon attorneys, the CEJ seeks to improve the well being of all Oregonians by supporting equal access to civil legal services. To provide critical financial support for Oregon’s legal aid programs, the CEJ’s primary activity is an annual fundraising campaign among members of the Oregon State Bar. The campaign raises well over $1 million annually.
Each year, you can find Tonkon Torp partners and associates serving in CEJ leadership and campaign coordinator positions. Ron Greenman served as treasurer of the board for many years, and has served on the CEJ advisory committee with Tonkon Torp managing partner Darcy Norville. Darcy joined the CEJ board of directors in 2017 and also previously served as one of the state-wide co-chairs of the campaign. Nearly every Tonkon Torp attorney is a consistent and generous contributor to the campaign. In fact, the CEJ has honored Tonkon Torp several times for its outstanding support in the Large Firm category.
“Oregon has a very impressive degree of participation by lawyers in the CEJ, and Tonkon Torp is repeatedly among the top firms for contributions on a per capita basis,” says Dan Skerritt. “Each year, our lawyers and staff raise tens of thousands of dollars for the campaign. We are consistently among the very top contributors on a per capita basis.”
Says former managing partner, Mike Morgan, “Tonkon Torp has consistently supported the Campaign for Equal Justice because we believe our profession has an ethical obligation to help low income individuals gain access to legal representation.”