Committee Information

Executive Committee:

The members of the executive committee serve a term of one year and lead the operations of the section.  Executive Committee members also serve on the other committees.  Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to section members, and members can attend in person or by phone.  Contact section secretary Alex Wall if you plan if you intend to attend in person so that we can arrange accommodations, or let us know if you would like instructions to participate by phone.  Click the Executive Committee link above for the schedule of future meetings and the list of past meetings and the minutes and agendas for those meetings.

Editorial Committee:

The editorial staff for the section newsletter, The Long View, works with authors to develop articles for the quarterly publication.  Members meet occasionally in-person in Portland and by telephone.  The editorial staff is searching for authors for future editions of The Long View.  Please contact section chair Diane Henkels if you would like to volunteer for the committee or are interested in writing an article for The Long View.

Programs Committee:

The members of the Programs and CLE Committee organize from 5 to 10 events annually throughout Oregon.  The members meet in-person in Portland and by telephone to develop ideas, arrange for presenters, and produce the materials for the events.  Please contact the Chair of the Programs Committee, Margaret Vining, if you are interesting in volunteering for the committee or sharing any program ideas.

Awards Committee:

The Awards Committee is responsible for managing and reviewing the various entities who wish to be a part of our Partners in Sustainability Program, as well as hosting an annual team in the Eco-Challenge put on by the Northwest Earth Institute. Contact Awards Committee Chair Alex Tkacz if you are interested in volunteering for the committee, or for more information about our awards programs.

Climate Change Committee:

The Climate Change Committee’s purpose is to implement the five recommendations outlined in the January 2017 SFS Climate Change Task Force Report, which provides members of the Oregon State Bar with opportunities to respond to climate change.

The Climate Change Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 at 520 SW Yamhill, Suite 230 in Portland, and teleconference is available. If you would like additional information or wish to volunteer on the Committee, please contact Sara Butcher.  We encourage all OSB members with an interest in these issues to attend.