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|Sunday, July 01, 2007|
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.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
My daughter turned 18 last week, and for her birthday I got her a Car2Go membership. Not to label myself a disruptor or anything, but it felt like a groundbreaking moment. The two of us, mother and child, were participating in a new teen rite of passage: Instead of handing over the car keys, I handed over a car-sharing card — with the caveat that she not use the gift as her own personal car service.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Will community banks survive the digital age? Three CEOs peer into banking's crystal ball.
Friday, February 27, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Images from the 2015 celebration of Oregon's great workplaces.
Friday, March 06, 2015
BY JEFF DELKIN | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
As a local business owner, I believe it’s important to build our economy on a platform of conservation values.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Everyone knows cell phones and driving are a lethal combination. The risk is especially high for teenage drivers, whose delusions of immortality pose such a threat to us all. Enforcement alas, remains feeble; more promising are pedagogical approaches aimed at getting people to focus on the road, not their devices.
Friday, February 27, 2015
BY OB STAFF
Oregon Business held its 22nd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon celebration Thursday night in the Oregon Convention Center.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
A conversation with Donna Earley, director of sales and marketing for the Salem Convention Center.
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A new report highlights how Oregon bankers are giving back to their communities.
Since 1932 Tidewater Transportation & Terminals (operating as Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company) has operated a multicommodity transportation and terminal company based in Vancouver, Washington. The friendly expression on the company’s shipping containers reflects the attitude of about 330 safety and community-conscious employees but belies how complicated the barge business really is.
The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
Providing attendees with unique taste of the Northwest Reception.
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.
The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.