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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.
Tonkon Participates in Classroom Law Project Golf Tournament
Paul Conable, a Classroom Law Project (CLP) board member, organized Tonkon's participation in the 12th Annual Golf Tournament held by the CLP on September 30. Paul competed in a team with Bob Carey and colleagues from the PGE legal department.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marathon Education Partners Golf Tournament
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Marathon Educations Partners' "Links 4 Kids" Golf Tournament fundraiser. Since Marathon's founding in 2002, nearly 150 Partners have joined together to help 98 children reach their goal of obtaining higher education.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors ACLU NW Civil Liberties Conference
On September 27, Tonkon Torp was a lunch sponsor at the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Northwest Civil Liberties Conference. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Steven Wilker, a member of the ACLU of Oregon board of directors.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors MBA Golf Tournament
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the September 23 16th Annual Golf Championship held by the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). Darcy Norville, an MBA board member, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The tournament was a fundraiser for the Volunteer…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at CCA Gala
On September 21, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Children's Cancer Association's (CCA) 13th Annual Hero Gala. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with Claire Brown, Bob Carey, David Forman, and their…
Tonkon Sponsors Table at OEN Awards Dinner
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneur Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards dinner, held September 17. Tonkon's participation was coordinated by the Jeff Woodcox, who serves as the Corporate Secretary for OEN.
Tonkon Torp Donates to OHSU Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Foundation. The donation, organized by Owen Blank, was a direct response to the $1 billion cancer research initiative fundraising challenge made by Phil and Penny Knight.
Drea Schmidt Joins MBA Membership Committee
Drea Schmidt joined the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Membership Committee. The committee organizes and plans social events, including WinterSmash, Battle of the Lawyer Bands, Bench, Bar & Bagels, and a First Thursday Social with specialty bars for…
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Oregon Law Center
Tonkon Torp made its annual donation to the Oregon Law Center. The money will be used to cover the administrative costs associated with the pro bono work done at the Center, formerly known as "SE Legal Clinic." Tonkon's donation was organized by…
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt Join Art of Leadership Program
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt were selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Art of Leadership program put on by Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA). To promote dynamic leadership in the arts community, BCA works with business professionals to…