We believe in professional and civic involvement.
Markowitz Herbold is a leader in the community. Along with generous donations made by individual employees, the firm annually makes substantial financial contributions to the Campaign for Equal Justice and the St. Andrew Legal Clinic (SALC), two organizations that provide legal services for low-income Oregonians. In 2006, the firm founded the Taste for Justice Wine Auction to raise money for SALC. Since its inception, the auction has raised thousands of dollars for legal aid services.
At the 2016 Campaign for Equal Justice Awards Luncheon, Markowitz Herbold was honored as a Guardian of Justice--one of only four law firms in Oregon to raise more than a $1,000 per attorney for legal aid.
The firm’s lawyers and staff sit on boards for organizations such as:
- Bicycle Transportation Alliance
- Campaign for Equal Justice
- Classroom Law Project
- City of Portland's Citizen Review Committee
- De Paul Treatment Centers
- Farmers Market Fund/Portland Farmers Market
- Growing Gardens
- Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger
- Partners in Diversity
- Quechua Benefit
- Rose Haven
- Rotary International
- St. Andrew Legal Clinic
- Up & Out
In addition, they serve on dozens of professional boards and committees, including prominent positions with the Oregon State Bar Association, Oregon Women Lawyers, American Inns of Court, Multnomah Bar Association, Oregon Law Institute, the Federal Bar Association, U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society, American College of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Markowitz Herbold spearheaded the effort to remodel the Multnomah Bar Association's CourtCare space. CourtCare is a free drop-in child care center in the Multnomah County Courthouse. The project, with the help of Yost Grube Hall Architects and Howard S. Wright Construction (and many other sub-contractors and generous donors), was completed in 2011. Markowitz Herbold paralegal Mary Rower was honored with the Multnomah Bar Association Award of Merit for her work in organizing the remodel.