Media Center

A number of lawyers, judges and court administrators are available to assist media with stories about Oregon’s courts.

These experts can provide reporters background or comments for stories, author articles or opinion pieces for publication, and speak to editorial boards and community groups.

Contact Judy Edwards at the Multnomah Bar Association, 503.222.3275, to be connected to the most appropriate expert for your story or event.

Experts on Oregon’s courts include:

  • Paul De Muniz, Chief Justice, Oregon Supreme Court, Salem
  • Sarah J. Crooks, President, Multnomah Bar Association, Portland
  • Leslie Nori Kay, Immediate Past President, Multnomah Bar Association, Portland
  • Kathy Evans, President, Oregon State Bar, Portland

More experts around the state are available to the press.


  • Courthouse safety
  • Earthquakes and Oregon’s courthouses
  • Funding the justice system
  • The history of courthouses in Oregon
  • How the justice system affects Oregon’s businesses
  • What to expect when serving on a jury
  • The importance of a fair and impartial judiciary
  • The importance of juries
  • Judicial qualifications and compensation
  • Rule of law
  • The state of Oregon’s courthouses
  • Technology in Oregon’s courthouses

To request an interview or a speaker, or for assistance in reaching experts, contact the Multnomah Bar Association at (503) 222-3275.