Credits: 3 Access to Justice
Friday, October 30, 2015
Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97232
Bias and Discrimination in the Legal Profession
3 Access to Justice Credits
8:30 Check-in and continental breakfast
9:00–12:00 Bias and Discrimination in the Legal Profession
Oregon played a key role in the march to this year’s landmark US Supreme Court decision granting same-sex marriage, the seminal civil rights issue of our time. We are honored to present an in-depth conversation with the judge and key lawyers sharing the history, strategy, and politics behind Oregon’s Rummel and Geiger marriage equality cases. Get behind-the-scenes personal and professional insights and stories of struggle and success. We will also explore the aftermath and real world implications of these rulings on other areas of law including employment, civil rights, and family law.
– Hon. Michael J. McShane
– Misha Isaak
– Jennifer Middleton
– Lake James H. Perriguey
– Mary H. Williams
There will be a 15-minute break at 10:30
Office of the Governor
Hon. Michael J. McShane
U.S. District Court
Johnson Johnson & Schaller, PC
Lake James H. Perriguey
Law Works LLC
Mary H. Williams
Former Deputy Attorney General for the State of Oregon
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Hon. Michael J. McShane, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Eugene; B.A., Gonzaga University (1983); J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (1988); member of the Oregon State Bar since 1988; Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge appointed by Governor Kitzhaber (2001–2013), presiding over a wide variety of criminal and civil matters; former supervising attorney with Metropolitan Public Defender (1988-1997), Multnomah County Pro Tem Judge (1997-2001); Adjunct Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School (2003-2007); appointed to the Death Penalty panel in 2003 and managed 25 capital cases; currently teaches extensively on trial practice and evidence and focuses much of his time working with at-risk youth.
Misha Isaak, Deputy General Counsel, Office of Governor Kate Brown, Salem; B.A., Reed College (2004), J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School (2008); member of the Oregon State Bar since 2008; former litigation attorney at Perkins Coie where he was a member of Basic Rights Oregon’s legal advisory committee and one of the lead attorneys in a challenge to Oregon’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples; Ranked as one of 40 Under 40 LGBT lawyers in the country, National LGBT Bar Association (2013); formerly worked for Congresswoman Darlene Hooley and Attorney General Hardy Myers.
Jennifer Middleton, Shareholder, Johnson Johnson & Schaller PC, Eugene; B.A., summa cum laude, Yale University (1989); J.D., Harvard Law School (1995); member of the California State Bar since 1995, New York State Bar since 2001, and the Oregon State Bar since 2007; primary practice focus is on employment and civil rights including whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, and Title IX; President, American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon; member, District of Oregon Local Rules Committee; Executive Committee member, Constitutional Law Section of the Oregon State Bar; former Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative; co-author, Oregon Bar Books chapters including “Equal Employment Opportunity: Age Discrimination” in Labor and Employment Law: Private Sector (2011), and forthcoming, “Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination” in Damages.
Lake James H. Perriguey, Attorney, Law Works LLC, Portland; B.A., St. Johns College (1991); J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (1998); member of the Oregon State Bar since 1998 and the Washington State Bar since 2012; practice focuses on civil rights, family law, plaintiff litigation, business and art law; lead counsel and instigator of Geiger v. Kitzhaber; member, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.
Mary H. Williams, retired; former Deputy Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice, Salem; B.A., University of South Dakota (1980); M.S., University of Oregon (1983); J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (1990); member of the Oregon State Bar since 1991; practice focused on appellate law and government law.
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