YLS Committees


Jacqueline AlarconAurelia EricksonJamison McCuneAnaiah PalmerBryan ThompsonMichael Willes


These committees create and manage various projects which offer tailored volunteer opportunities. Some volunteer commitments involve limited time and activity while others involve monthly participation. In addition, the YLS sponsors social activities, which are publicized in the Multnomah Lawyer newsletter.

If you are interested in getting involved in a YLS committee, call the MBA at 503.222.3275 or fill out a volunteer form.

There are four YLS standing committees:

CLE Committee

This committee organizes all CLE seminars presented by the YLS and assists young lawyers in developing their careers.

2016-17 Chairs: Jacqueline Alarcon, Yates Family Law PC and Michael Willes, Tonkon Torp LLP

Membership Committee

This committee assists in the recruitment and involvement of MBA young lawyer members, to improve member participation in the YLS, and to organize a variety of networking activities for YLS members.

2016-17 Chair: Anaiah Palmer, Parker Butte & Lane PC

Pro Bono Committee

This committee encourages lawyers to donate their legal skills and time to those in need by planning projects that provide pro bono participation. The committee writes articles spotlighting individuals and organizations making a difference; conducts events and outreach to support the Volunteer Lawyers Project; and organizes the local Wills for Heroes Foundation clinic serving first responders.

2016-17 Chair: Aurelia Erickson, McGaughey Erickson

Service to the Public Committee

This committee informs, educates and serves the general public, to improve the public image of lawyers. The committee plans and conducts Community Law Week including the YOUthFILM Project, a student film-making contest that encourages local youth to express themselves creatively, while learning more about our government and justice system. The committee coordinates the Imprint Program at local schools and provides Multnomah County Animal Services volunteer hearings officers. The committee also schedules community service days, which pairs volunteer lawyers with local nonprofits.

2016-17 Chairs: Jamison McCune, Bodyfelt Mount LLP and Bryan Thompson, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP