On May 9, Tonkon Torp partner Gwen Griffith presented at the annual Oregon Adolescent Sex Offending Treatment Network (OASOTN) Conference. The conference convenes a wide range of professionals who interact in Oregon's youth correctional system, all of whom are dedicated to improving Oregon's response to youth who commit criminal offenses.
Gwen spoke about The CLiF Project, a regional pro bono effort sponsored by Tonkon Torp. The CLiF Project provides free legal services to people who have been deemed good candidates for removal from lifetime sex offender registration for sexual offenses committed as juveniles, but who cannot afford an attorney to navigate the complex process. Gwen outlined the services provided by the Project, discussed its selection of cases, the process of preparing cases for hearings, and how the Project interacts with the professionals in attendance at the conference.
Lawyers from Tonkon Torp as well as from around the state of Oregon provide free services to CLiF clients. Gwen is a co-founder of The CLiF Project and, in 2017, received the Multnomah Bar Association's award for pro bono service for her work.
Gwen has a wide-ranging tax practice that cover matters of business taxation, personal tax issues, advice to nonprofits and local governments, and estate planning. She serves on the Advisory Board of The Tax Advisor, the publication of the American Institute of CPAs, and is an author of several books on tax and wealth transition planning. She is a frequent speaker on tax issues for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants and other organizations.