Chief Justice Walters has reached out to the Oregon legal community and is asking us to pull together in this time of need to help our court system by either donating masks or making masks that can be used in courthouses around the state. We quite literally need thousands and the Judicial Department has limited ability to obtain extra masks.
Simple disposable or washable masks are great. You can even make masks for donation! Chief Justice Walters has assured us homemade masks would be very much welcome and we recommend any homemade masks be placed in individual bags for distribution.
Masks can be delivered to the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) office for distribution at: 147 SE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216. However, if you would like the OADC to directly collect your member donations, OADC can do that too. Please contact Geoff Horning at the OADC office at [email protected] to coordinate the pick up of your organizations masks.
Anything and everything that you can do would be a help. Every mask that is made or donated will help ensure a safer courthouse for all of us, and will help us remain open and effective for the citizens of our state.