Community Involvement

We devote substantial time each year to our community through volunteer efforts and pro bono legal work. The following are a few examples of our civic and professional activities: 
 
  • Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic: Several FWW attorneys provide pro bono bankruptcy services in partnership with Legal Aid.
  • Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger: Hal Scoggins sits on this board that helps eliminate hunger and its root causes. 
  • Classroom Law Project: Kim McGair is a board member of this organization that prepares youth to become active, informed participants in democratic society.
  • Salvation Army: Paul Migchelbrink is past chair of the Portland Metropolitan Advisory Board whose mission is to do the most good and meet human needs without discrimination.
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony: David Ludwig is board president of this organization that provides music education and performance opportunities for young musicians of all ages.
  • Campaign for Equal Justice: Mark Wada serves on this board that helps vulnerable Oregonians in need of legal services. FWW is a Defender of Justice firm, contributing more than $500 per attorney.
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HIGHLIGHTS

FWW Compliance and Risk Alert: Overdraft NSF Risk Management

10/31/2022

In the past month, the CFPB has taken several actions that will increase pressure on credit unions to adjust practices and disclosures related to fees for NSF items, overdrafts, and (most recently) returned deposited items. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert: Oregon and Washington Work Together to Provide Guidance on Paid Family Medical Leave Program and Remote Workers

10/27/2022

The Oregon Employment Department and Washington Employment Security Department issued a joint letter to guide employers on how to make the right contributions for PFML when more than one state is involved. READ MORE