The OWLS Dragonflies will launch our 2013 race season with our Third Annual Auction and Fundraiser at the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall at 1925 NW Quimby Street in Portland on Saturday, April 20 from 5:00 pm on. We will have live music, a silent auction (preview catalog), raffle prizes and more!
The OWLS Dragonflies is the official dragon boat team of Oregon Women Lawyers. We implement OWLS's mission statement and values by fostering female mentoring and fellowship, and generally running the team as a shining example of female leadership. To that end, our team has a long tradition of assisting public interest lawyers, new lawyers, and the underemployed with the costs of dragon boat racing, to ensure that no team member is denied the opportunity to participate by her financial situation. Your support in any capacity helps promote our mission and tradition. Plus, we are really fun and you will have a great time!
More information can be found here. We hope to see you there!
A belated congratulations to our teammate, Beth A. Allen, who was appointed in January to the Multnomah County Circuit Court bench, Family Law Department, by Governor Kitzhaber.
From the Governor’s press release:
"Ms. Allen, a veteran of the United States Army, received a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law. Ms. Allen has had her own law practice since 2006, where she developed a specialized practice dealing with family law and related issues impacting the LGBT community. She also has experience in a wide area of civil law including employment and accommodation law, estate planning and general business law. Ms. Allen has been a tireless advocate for diversity and access to justice issues and has received numerous awards, including the Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association’s Special Merit Award. Ms. Allen has served in many volunteer roles including on the Board of Directors of the Q Center and as a volunteer with the Multnomah Bar Association High School Dropout Prevention Program."