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Tonkon Torp Gives to Multnomah Bar Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Multnomah Bar Foundation (MBF), making this the second yearly donation of Tonkon's three-year pledge.The mission of the MBF is to increase the public's understanding of the legal system, to promote civic education…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Jewish Family & Child Services
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Jewish Family & Child Services (JFCS). Michael Millender, a JFCS board member, helped organize the donation. JFCS provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families, and children in the Jewish and…
Tonkon Torp Donates Phones to Portland Women's Crisis Line
Tonkon Torp donated a supply of old cell phones to Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL). The PWCL operates a comprehensive 24/7 Crisis Line and Sexual Assault Advocacy Program. The Tonkon Torp IT department is accepting additional phones for future…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Governors' Gold Awards
Tonkon Torp purchased a table at the October 29 Governors' Gold Awards. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's participation at the event. The Awards pay tribute to individuals, companies, organizations, and communities that have contributed to the greatness…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors SOLVE Awards Banquet
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the October 25 SOLVE Citizenship Awards Banquet. Ron Greenman organized Tonkon's sponsorship and attendance at the event. SOLVE's mission is to bring Oregonians together to improve the environment and build a legacy…
Turid Owren Speaks at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Panel
Turid Owren was a panelist at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Third Annual Conference on October 24, in Washington, DC. Turid's panel discussed the topic of "USCIS's Administrative Appeals Office: Progress and Possibilities."
Tonkon Torp Sponsors PlayWrite Gala
Tonkon Torp sponsored the PlayWrite tenth anniversary gala and auction on October 24. Corbett Gordon led Tonkon's involvement with the event. Corbett was Board President at PlayWrite up through June 2013, after which she became Board Secretary.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Equal Justice Works Dinner
On October 23, Tonkon Torp sponsored the Equal Justice Works Awards Dinner, held in Washington, DC. Founded in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Jeff Cronn…
Government Relations Group Sponsors Table at OBA Statesman Dinner
On October 17, the Government Relations Practice Group hosted a table at the Oregon Business Association (OBA) Statesman Dinner. Drew Hagedorn organized Tonkon's attendance at the event and attended along with Shaun Jillions and Darcy Norville. Darcy…
Sustainability Committee Sponsors SCRAP Rumble
Tonkon Torp's Sustainability Committee sponsored SCRAP's "Rebel Craft Rumble" on October 16. The annual Rumble is a promotion and fundraiser for SCRAP in which pre-qualified competitors battle against one another for the title of Portland's Craft…
Tonkon Torp Hosts ACTL Judges' Reception
Tonkon Torp hosted the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) for their Oregon Fellows Judges' Reception on October 16. ACTL member Dan Skerritt organized Tonkon Torp's involvement. Founded in 1950, the ACTL aims to elevate the standards of trial…
Tonkon Bike Challenge Announces September Winners
Despite the wettest September on record in Portland, 16 Tonkon Torp lawyers and employees braved the elements to make 162.5 round-trip commutes to and from work last month, for a total of 1,288 miles. The effort was part of a city-wide Bike Commute…
The CLiF Project Needs You!
In their article for the Autumn 2013 issue of Youth, Rights & Justice's Juvenile Law Reader, Gwen Griffith and Vicki Ballou discuss the CLiF (Changing Lives Forever) project and encourage attorneys to get involved. Griffith and Ballou co-founded CLiF…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Gala
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) gala dinner on October 11. The sponsorship was organized by Kimberlee Stafford and the Diversity Task Force. BRO works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Costco Scholarship Fund
Tonkon Torp's Real Estate & Land Use practice group made a donation to the Costco Scholarship Fund. Jeff Keeney organized the donation. The Costco Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified underrepresented minority students…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger
Tonkon Torp made a donation to Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH). Caroline Harris Crowne organized Tonkon Torp's donation, in addition to raising further funds from Tonkon attorneys and staff. OLAH's annual fundraising campaign has raised over $1…
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Oregon State Parks Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF). Tonkon's donation was organized by Jon Stride, who is a trustee and treasurer for the OSPF. OSPF is dedicated to protecting and improving Oregon's natural, scenic, cultural…
Tonkon Torp Donates Computers and More to Bethel Neighborhood Center
Danny Enroth and the IT Department donated 10 computers, monitors, keyboards, and mice to the Summer 2013 program of the Bethel Neighborhood Drop-In Center.