Portland, Oregon, January 18, 2008 – Student Legal and Mediation Services (SLMS) at Portland State University, in partnership with the Queer Resource Center (QRC), proudly presents “Will You Be My Valentine? The New Oregon Domestic Partnership Law” workshop featuring Attorney Beth A. Allen of Allen2 Law. This event will take place in the SMSU 298 at 1825 SW Broadway, on Thursday, February 14, 2008 from 12:00-1:00pm. This workshop is free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Beth A. Allen attended Willamette University College of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1996. She clerked for Chief Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals Mary Deits. She is a partner at Allen² Law, a firm she opened with her sister in January 2006. Beth has been a vocal advocate for gay and lesbian rights for decades, and has won several awards for her involvement in protecting this community. She focuses her practice on adoptions, donor and surrogacy agreements, partnership agreements, and other family law matters of particular importance to the GLBT community. She also represents employees and employers in employment matters.
About SLMS & QRC
SLMS provides confidential and professional assistance to students on a wide range of legal issues. Funded by student fees, these services are available to PSU students who are currently enrolled for 4 or more undergraduate credits or 3 or more graduate credits at PSU. In addition to providing legal advice and mediating disputes for students, it is SLMS’s objective to provide legal education of preventive nature. SLMS offers students a large supply of free literature on various legal issues. SLMS also presents workshops on legal issues for student groups or PSU classes.
QRC strives to provide a safe space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students, staff, faculty and their allies to be, to learn, and to work together. Located in SMSU 401, QRC has a resource hub where individuals can gather information on topics ranging from personal health and safety to local agencies serving the GLBTQ community in the greater Portland Metro area, a lounge where students can hang out, study, and get to know one another, and a library with books on a wide variety of GLBTQ related topics available for checkout.
This event is made possible through the PSU Student Legal and Mediation Services and Queer Resource Center. For more information about “Will You Be My Valentine? The New Oregon Domestic Partnership Law” workshop, please contact JR Tarabocchia at 503-725-4556.