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."