2015 QUEEN'S BENCH MONTHLY LUNCHEON SPEAKER SERIES
Each calendar year, the Queen’s Bench luncheons and events focus on a different theme consistent with our mission to promote professional advancement, camaraderie, and good fellowship among women in the legal profession and the community. During 2015 we will explore the many and varied meanings of service and community. We will engage in discussions about our personal and professional definitions of service and community and how we put those definitions into action.
ANNUAL PASS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2015
Purchase your Annual Pass now to attend all monthly luncheons in 2015, as well as the 25th Annual Holiday Luncheon Honoring Women Judges, for just $225. Annual passes available here. Sign up by January 8, 2015 to take advantage of this great opportunity. After that date, you must buy your lunch tickets individually.
INDIVIDUAL LUNCH DETAILS
Queen's Bench luncheons take place on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 for luncheons January through November. Students who present their student ID at check-in will receive a $5 discount.
ONLINE REGISTRATION. Register for the January 13, 2015 monthly luncheon honoring women judges, here:
REGISTRATION DEADLINE. Due to our venue’s advance ordering requirement, registration for each monthly luncheon will close at the end of the day on the Wednesday preceding the Tuesday lunch.
LATE REGISTRATION. There is limited late registration at the door, subject to availability and subject to additional late fee of $5. There is limited theater style seating for those who wish to attend the program at no cost and without lunch, subject to availability.
ANNUAL PASS MEMBERS. We assume that you will attend. No further registration or notice is required. Thank you!
CANCELLATION. Due to our venue’s advance ordering requirements, Queen’s Bench cannot accommodate cancellation or refunds for its monthly luncheons.
TRANSFERS. If you have already paid and are unable to attend, you are welcome to send a friend or colleague in your place. Please contact the programs committee to provide their name to facilitate check-in. Queen's Bench cannot accommodate requests to transfer to a different luncheon date.
Sentinel, a downtown Portland hotel,
614 SW 11th Avenue (formerly the Governor Hotel).
luncheon speaker series - service and community
- January 13, 2015 – Tonia Hunt, Executive Director, Children First for Oregon (http://www.cffo.org/), will speak about working to advance a Children’s Movement in Oregon that will help make Oregon a place where all children are healthy and safe, and struggling families have the support they need to thrive.
February 10, 2015 – John Haines, Executive Director, Mercy Corps Northwest (http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/), will speak about the mission and vision of Mercy Corps Northwest of working together to build more just, productive, and resilient communities in the Pacific Northwest and the work of MCNW community integration and community initiatives projects in Multnomah County.
March 10, 2015 – Liz Field, Non-Profit Association of Oregon (http://www.nonprofitoregon.org/), will share with us her experience serving as an interim executive director for Oregon non-profits, the importance of volunteer board service and will facilitate a discussion among attendees about their experiences and answer questions about serving on non-profit boards or other volunteer activities.
April 14, 2015 – Dan Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, All Hands Raised (http://allhandsraised.org/), will speak about the mission of All Hands Raised and the successes and challenges of bringing diverse perspectives and members of the community together to align the community with the goal of improving educational outcomes for children and youth in Portland and Multnomah County from cradle to career.
May 12, 2015 – To Be Announced
June 9, 2015 – Chris Otis, Executive Director and Elizabeth Large, Board Chair, SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) (http://www.getsmartoregon.org/), will share with us information about volunteer opportunities with SMART and the process of recruiting volunteers to support education-related activities in the community and will facilitate a discussion among attendees to share their experiences and questions about supporting education activities in the community.
July 14, 2015 – To Be Announced
August 11, 2015 – Jennifer Cooperman, City Treasurer, City of Portland (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bfs/54824), will share her experiences serving the community in municipal and corporate positions and the role that the City’s Public Finance and Treasury Division plays in community and service matters for the City.
September 8, 2015 – Gwen Griffith, Tonkon Torp LLP, Board President Youth, Rights & Justice (http://www.youthrightsjustice.org), will speak about the “CLiF Project” that provides free legal representation to youth and young adults trying to get relief from Oregon’s lifetime registration requirements for juvenile offenders. Read more about the CLiF Project in the January 2014 OSB Bulletin at http://www.osbar.org/publications/bulletin/14jan/profiles.html.
October 13, 2015 – Serving in Office – Donna Maddux, a Queen’s Bench and OWLS member and Emerge Alumni (http://www.emergeor.org), will lead a panel of Emerge Alumni who will share their perspectives on the importance of women running for elected office and their views on community and service through running for public office. After remarks from the panelists, attendees will engage in discussion about their views on the meaning of community and service in the context of women running for and serving in public office.
November 10, 2015 – To Be Announced
December 8, 2015 – 25th Annual Holiday Luncheon Honoring Women Judges – Speaker To Be Announced
Do you have a suggestion for a speaker or topic for a luncheon? Email the planning committee.