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Bridging the gap
Work-life balance is key for the next generation of lawyers.
By Christina Williams
John Russell ambles into the conference room in jeans, a faded T-shirt and Birkenstock clogs. The 34-year-old sits down to talk about the intellectual property law firm he founded with four partners, but he’s more eager to give a tour of the offices.
The Portland offices tell the story better than one clean-cut, sloppily dressed lawyer can. There’s the bicycle stashed in Chris Tuttle’s office (Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle aims to be a carbon-neutral law firm). In 2005, Tuttle took two months off to ride around Spain while his partners handled the clients.
“It’s a concern in the legal world,” says Judy Edwards, executive director of the Multnomah Bar Association. “How do you retain good talent in a law firm? Because it costs a lot of money to invest in a young graduate and you want them to stick around.”
The survey by the bar, conducted with the assistance of Jo Smith, a Portland-based business consultant who specializes in law, found that only 53% of surveyed GenX lawyers, who were born between 1965 and 1980, expected to be working full-time at their current firm in 10 years. Of those who didn’t, nearly 40% said they planned to be out of law and 17% said they planned to be taking extended family or personal leave.
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Friday, March 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado — the city’s first Latino public market — will celebrate its grand opening April 11. A $3.5 million public-private partnership spearheaded by Hacienda CDC, the market will house 15 to 20 businesses in the food, retail and service sectors. It has some big-name funders, including the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. The project goals are equally ambitious: to improve cross-cultural understanding, alleviate poverty and spur community economic development.
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BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
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BY LINDA BAKER
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BY AMY MILSHTEIN
Damian Smith bets on changing himself — and Portland — through consulting.
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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Are mornings the most productive part of the day? We ask five successful executives how they get off to a good start.
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CFM Strategic Communications turns 25 this year and is celebrating with a revamped website, special events for firm alumni and clients, a special-label wine and a list of 25 stories about its client work over the past quarter century.