Civic and Professional Involvement
Our attorneys devote substantial time each year to our community through volunteer efforts and pro bono legal work. The following are a few examples of our civic and professional activities:
The Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic is a free service provided by the lawyers of the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section in partnership with Legal Aid Services of Oregon. Jason Ayres, Michelle Bertolino, Kim McGair, Tara Schleicher, Hal Scoggins and Margot Lutzenhiser each represent two to four clients per year through the pro bono bankruptcy clinic.
Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic Website
Scott Farleigh is past president of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for Oregon/SW Washington, and Farleigh Wada Witt is a Silver Sponsor for the annual JDRF Walk for the Cure. JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Farleigh Wada Witt is proud to be a continuing sponsor of JDRF.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Website
Mercy Corps is an international humanitarian relief agency with its North American base in Portland, Oregon. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Farleigh Wada Witt attorneys provide pro bono legal services to Mercy Corps in the general business and transactional areas of law, and are pleased to be a partner with Mercy Corps in its endeavors to make the world a better, safer place.
Mercy Corps Website