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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop. Support from Raphael House Is Unwavering During COVID-19
Navigating stay-at-home orders during COVID-19 has been a challenge at many different levels. But perhaps one of the most sobering realities of the pandemic is that for those living with or surviving domestic violence, staying at home does not equate…
Sadie Concepción Wins Pro Bono Challenge
Tonkon Torp attorney Sadie Concepción has won the Oregon State Bar’s 2019 New Lawyers Division Pro Bono Challenge Award. Sadie logged an impressive 277 hours of direct legal services last year, including work with The CLiF Project, the District of…
Oh Baby! Briar Baby Puts Baby Bonnets on Hold to Produce High-Quality Face Masks
Briar Baby had no need to take baby steps when it came to their COVID-19 response. The Vancouver-based company is one of Tonkon Torp’s entrepreneurial clients, and is best known for its modern approach to handmade baby bonnets. The team took…
Burgerville Treats Essential Workers to Burger Breaks
From physical safety to physical comfort, we are continually impressed by the many ways our local businesses are delivering support directly to essential workers. Tonkon Torp client Burgerville launched its “Burger Break Brigade” at the end of April…
Mick Harris Moderates Judicial Candidate Forum for American Constitution Society
Tonkon Torp attorney Mick Harris moderated a virtual forum for the five candidates running for a rare open bench on the Multnomah County Circuit Court. The forum was hosted by the Oregon Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
Tonkon Torp Attorney Danny Newman Appointed to OHJC Board of Directors
Tonkon Torp attorney Danny Newman has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Oregon Health Justice Center (OHJC). OHJC is a not-for-profit law firm that provides legal services for Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) that serve the Portland…
Three Cheers for Hood River Distillers and Its Efforts to Keep Front Line Workers Safe
In a fine example of adaptive pandemic production, Tonkon Torp client Hood River Distillers will produce 24,000 gallons of hand sanitizer for local first responders, medical facilities, and food service employees by the end of May. As soon as COVID…
Caroline Harris Crowne Looks at Mediation Clauses in Contracts for OSB Program
On March 13, Tonkon Torp partner Caroline Harris Crowne led a session on the inclusion of mediation clauses in contracts during an Oregon State Bar program on Controversial Issues in Mediation. She described the unintended consequences that can…
Sarah Einowski Reviews SECURE Act Impact on Estate Planning
On March 12, Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski spoke at the 2020 Spring Financial Forum hosted by the Financial Planning Association of Oregon and SW Washington. Her session focused on how the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement…
Sarah Einowski Joins Portland YouthBuilders Board of Directors
PORTLAND, Ore. (March 18, 2020) Tonkon Torp attorney Sarah Einowski has joined the Board of Directors of Portland YouthBuilders (PYB). The nonprofit serves more than 200 youths a year in a unique wrap-around program that combines high school…
Robert Koch Represents the District of Oregon to the Ninth Circuit Conference of Chief District Judges
Tonkon Torp attorney Robert Koch recently represented the District of Oregon at the Ninth Circuit’s Conference of Chief District Judges held in San Diego, CA. The Conference of Chief District Judges brings together the chief judges of the 15 judicial…
Robert Koch Appointed to Two OSB Section Executive Committees
Tonkon Torp attorney Robert Koch has been appointed to the Executive Committees of the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Appellate Practice and Constitutional Law Sections. The OSB Appellate Practice Section serves state and federal appellate practitioners in…
Four Tonkon Torp Attorneys Appointed to OSB Section Executive Committees
Four Tonkon Torp attorneys have been appointed to the Executive Committees of their respective Oregon State Bar (OSB) sections.
Kimberlee Stafford Elected Chair of The Street Trust Board of Directors
Tonkon Torp partner Kimberlee Stafford has been elected as Chair of the Board of Directors for The Street Trust. The Street Trust is a nonprofit organization that promotes community partnerships to improve public transit, walking and bicycling…
Anna Sortun Confirmed to Oregon Government Ethics Commission
On November 20, the Oregon State Senate approved Governor Kate Brown’s appointment of Tonkon Torp partner Anna Sortun to serve as a Commissioner on the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC).
Steven Wilker Receives Inaugural Don H. Marmaduke Pro Bono Service Award
Tonkon Torp presented the inaugural Don H. Marmaduke Pro Bono Service Award to attorney Steven Wilker at its annual retreat. The Pro Bono Committee chose Steven as the first recipient of the award in recognition of the hundreds of hours he has…
Parna Mehrbani Covers Professionalism with the Deschutes County Bar Association
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani spoke to members of the Deschutes County Bar Association on the topic of professionalism.
Parna Mehrbani Leads CLE on Professionalism to Umatilla County Bar Association
Tonkon Torp partner Parna Mehrbani spoke to members of the Umatilla County Bar Association on the topic of professionalism.
Tonkon Torp Donates Technology to Albina Head Start
Thanks to Danny Enroth and our IT Department, Tonkon Torp donated 30 used but functional computers with monitors and keyboards to Albina Head Start. Albina Head Start and Early Head Start serve children and families, providing child growth and…