FOUNDED BY LAWYERS, SUPPORTED BY THE LEGAL COMMUNITY
Fueled largely by donations from Oregon legal community, the Campaign for Equal Justice strives to improve the well-being of the people of Oregon by supporting access to critical civil legal services to those who live in poverty by developing and distributing resources through fundraising, public education, and law-related projects. Oregon lawyers founded CEJ in 1991, and today over 290 lawyer volunteers help raise money to support legal aid. Oregon lawyers also do thousands of hours of casework via legal aid’s pro bono programs. Thank you for all that you do to help legal aid!
Board of Directors
Larry Brisbee, Brisbee & Stockton
Frank Langfitt III, Ater Wynne
Sandy has served as CEJ’s Executive Director since 2005. She was a Clinical Professor of Law at the Northwest School of Law of Lewis and Clark College from 1988 to 2005, and has had a rich and varied career which has included teaching and supervising law students at Lewis and Clark’s low-income legal clinic and serving on an array of legal services boards and committees of the Oregon bar. A graduate of Pitzer College in Claremont California and the Lewis and Clark Law School, Sandy’s career has centered on promoting access to justice for low-income people in Oregon.
Francie joined CEJ in 2012. She received her B.S., cum laude, in Sociology from Portland State University in 2004 and graduated magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2012. During law school, she was awarded the Paul Casey Fellowship for Public Interest Law, Pro Bono Honors, and the Outstanding Clinical Advocacy Award. She also clerked for the Multnomah County office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon and Disability Rights Oregon. Before law school, and during her first two years of law school, Francie was a Child Support Case Manager and Specialist with the Oregon Department of Justice, Division of Child Support. She has volunteered for Bradley-Angle House and the Community Alliance of Tenants. In her spare time, she enjoys printmaking, cycling, cooking, camping, and reading.
Shari has worked as CEJ’s office manager since 2008. She attended Portland State University, and worked for 10 years as a legal secretary and office manager for Lewis & Clark Law School’s Legal Clinic, then as an administrative assistant in the office of the dean of the college at Lewis & Clark, before taking some time off to be at home with her now 11-year-old twins. In her spare time, she enjoys family flights with her pilot husband at the helm, baking, doing genealogical research, reading, nature walks, and moonlighting as the administrative assistant for the Oregon Council on Court Procedures.
Adam joined CEJ in 2011. He attended Portland State University and graduated with a degree in General Management and Human Resource Management. While pursuing his Bachelor of Science, Adam focused on sustainability in the Northwest, and his work was featured in the Portland Tribune. An Oregon native, Adam enjoys snowboarding, spending time outdoors with his American Eskimo dog, and practicing for his future (hopeful) appearance on Iron Chef America.
Ronald L Greenman
Stephen V Piucci