Helping People Is Just Part of Human Nature” Last year was a time of urgent and extraordinary need. Our lawyers and staff came forward. In our Seattle-area offices, we had record-breaking giving campaigns for Food Lifeline ($92,261) and the United Way ($134,568). We also created flash food drives in all our offices, raising more than $20,000 to help those experiencing food insecurity. Here’s a taste of the Food Lifeline fundraiser, known as Food Frenzy. We were thrilled to receive the 2020 Outstanding Employee Campaign Award from the United Way of King County (Wash.). The award is based on excellence in planning, organizing, and executing a workplace giving campaign that results in generous contributions to the United Way and the community.
Leading the Way for Pro Bono in Oregon Our Portland team is regularly recognized for its outstanding commitment to pro bono work, and this past year was no exception. We were again honored with the 2020 Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Challenge Award for the large law firm that devoted the most hours to pro bono. And associate Thomas Kim (who has since left the firm) was recognized with the Michael E. Haglund Pro Bono Award, which is presented annually to a young lawyer who has displayed a special commitment to service through either Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Oregon Law Center, or the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.