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SFLAC subcommittee members are appointed by the SFLAC chair to research issues in specific areas involving family law and the courts and make proposals to SFLAC for recommendation to the Chief Justice and the State Court Administrator.

SFLAC Subcommittees

The Child Support Subcommittee focuses on matters specific to child support that intersect with other areas of family law, access to justice, and particularly on the business of the courts and Oregon Judicial Department. 
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Members

Co-Chair

The Honorable Keith Raines
Washington County Circuit Judge, Hillsboro
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Co-Chair

Kate Cooper Richardson
Director, Oregon Child Support Program, Salem
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Newly re-constituting in 2021, membership is evolving
​Serves as a resource to courts on domestic violence issues and legislation, provides input on FAPA and stalking procedures and forms, creates written materials for self-represented litigants and abuse victims, and advocates for improvements in protective orders. 
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Members​

Chair

Debra Dority
Family Law Support Unit Attorney, Oregon Law Center, Portland
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Samantha Benton
Family Law Attorney, Hood River 
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Diana Fleming
Crime Victims Services Division, Oregon Department of Justice, Salem
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Cheryl O'Neill
Child Safety Unit, Oregon Department of Human Services, Salem
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Hon. Dawn McIntosh
Judge, Clatsop County Circuit Court
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Sarah Sabri
Sr. Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, Eugene
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Dr. Sheldon Levy, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Affiliate Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Portland
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Hon. Maureen McKnight, Interested party
Senior Judge, Multnomah Circuit Court, Portland
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Hon. Patricia McGuire
Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland
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Hon. Jennifer Gardiner
Attorney and Pro Tem Judge, Marion County Circuit Court, Salem
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Shana Falb
Family Court Facilitator, Deschutes County, Bend
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Emily Brown-Sitnick
Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Sherman and Wasco Counties
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Kathryn Moakley
University of Oregon DV Clinic Supervisor, Eugene
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Samantha Malloy
Attorney, Jackson County
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Amy Benedum
Juvenile & Family Court Programs Division, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem
​The SFLAC Mediation Subcommittee was created:
• To ensure that all family law litigants have access to court-connected mediation services in cases involving minor children in which custody or parenting time is in dispute;
• To make recommendations to ensure adequate funding for mediation services;
• To make recommendations regarding mediator resources including best practices, trainings, and support.


Members

Co-Chair

Lauren MacNeill
Director, Clackamas County Family Court Services, Oregon City
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Co-Chair

Caitlyn Jackson
Lane County Youth Services/Mediation
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Laura Bisbee
Program Manager, Multnomah County Family Court Services, Portland
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Hon. Karrie McIntyre
Circuit Court Judge, Lane County, Eugene
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Amy Bonkosky
Trial Court Administrator, Crook/Jefferson Counties
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Cindy Carr
Mediator, Washington County Mediation, Hillsboro
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Angie Curtis 
Trial Court Administrator 7th Judicial District
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Kristen Jocums
Private Court-Connected Mediator, Benton County, Corvallis
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Brian Reeves 
Adapt Family Mediation, Douglas County
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AJ Wahl
Private Attorney Court-Connected Mediator, Clatsop County​
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Amy Benedum
Juvenile & Family Court Programs Division, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem​​

The goal of this subcommittee is to identify educational needs for OJD staff as well as both internal and external customers and develop and implement materials and resources including pamphlets, videos, webinars, and trainings/conferences to address these needs.
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Members

Co-Chair

Colleen Carter-Cox
Program Coordinator Family Court Assistance Office, Lane County Circuit Court, Eugene
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Co-Chair​

The Hon. Keith Raines
Senior Judge, Washinton County, Hillsboro
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The Hon. Karrie McIntyre
Circuit Court Judge, Lane County, Eugene 
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Elizabeth Vaughn
Court Operations Supervisor, Clackamas County Circuit Court, Oregon City
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Hannah Marchese
Family Court Facilitator, Jackson County Circuit Court
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The Hon. Kelly LeMarr 
Circuit Court Judge, Washington County Circuit Court
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Nanci Thaemert
Director, Juvenile and Family Law Court Programs Division, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem
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Bryan Marsh
Family Law Program Manager, Family Law Program, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem
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Melissa Dablow
Management Assistant, Family Law Program, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem


Recommends and vets nominees for SLFAC membership to ensure a diverse, qualified, and hard-working group.​

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Members

Chair

Debra Dority
Vice Chair of SFLAC, Family Law Support Unit Attorney, Oregon Law Center, Portland​​
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Stephen Adams
Mediator, Wallowa County, Enterprise​
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Program Coordinator, Lane County, Eugene
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Hon. Karrie McIntyre
Circuit Court Judge, Chair of SFLAC, Lane County, Eugene

The focus of our committee is prioritizing the data reports that can be obtained and developed from the Odyssey case management system to provide relevant and practical information to the OJD, our community partners, and the legislature, all in an effort to further the mission and goals of the OJD.

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Members

Co-Chair

Linda Hukari
Trial Court Administrator, Marion County, Salem
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Co-Chair

Ryan Carty
Attorney, Salem
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The Hon. Matthew Donohue
Benton County Circuit Court Judge, Corvallis
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The Hon. Maureen McKnight
Senior Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland
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The Hon. Lauren Holland
Judge, Lane County Circuit Court, Eugene​
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John Grant
Attorney, Portland
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Jessica Roeser
Manager​, Revenue and Research, Buisness & Fiscal Service Division, Oregon Judical Department, Salem
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Conor Wall
Data Analyst, Juvenile & Family Court Program Division, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem
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Nanci Thaemert 
Director, Juvenile & Family Court Program Division, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem​​
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Bryan Marsh
Family Law Analyst, Juvenile & Family Court Program Division, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem​​


 The Futures Subcommittee remains committed to its vision to reimagine "Court" as a service and process rather than a specific place where trials and hearings occur.  By so doing, we strive to imagine and assist to implement avenues for more and better legal services. Specific focuses include: 

  • Optimizing existing court personnel and resources: This commitment includes the transition from an assumption of resolution through trials/hearings to one that utilizes the wealth of experienced judges, excellent court personnel and underutilized prior innovations.
  • Placing a focus on early and frequent intervention in legal disputes: This focus is designed to encourage swifter case conclusion that avoids the long-term collateral damage of protracted court proceedings.
  • ​Embracing ideas, innovations, and lessons learned throughout the Covod-19 pandemic: Recent changes to our courts and the way we interface with end-users have the capacity to both redefine and improve our legal system to better serve the majority of self-represented Oregonians.
  • Continuing examination and innovation of established rules and procedures: This focus ensures we are informing future projects with an eye on what is in place today and areas where things are operating smoothly versus areas where we can better meet and address the typical court customers.

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Members

Chair

Ryan Carty 
Family Law Attorney, Salem
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William J. Howe, III
Family Law Attorney, Portland
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Stephen Adams
Retired Attorney and Mediator, Wallowa County
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Colleen Carter-Cox
Family Court Coordinator, Lane County Circuit Court, Eugene
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Hon. Karrie McIntyre
Judge, Lane CountyCircuit Court, Eugene
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Hon. Dan Murphy
Senior Judge, Linn County Circuit Court, Albany 
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Christine Hill 
OJD, Multnomah County 
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Linda Hukari
Trial Court Administrator, Marion County, Salem
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Valerie Colas

Access to Justice Counsel​, Oregon Judicial Department

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Samantha Malloy

Attorney, Jackson County

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Hon. Maureen McKnight 
Senior Judge, Multnomah County 
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John Grant
Attorney, Portland 
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Shawn Menashe
Attorney, Portland 
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Nanci Thaemert
Director, Juvenile & Family Court Programs Division, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem
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Bryan Marsh
Family Law Analyst, Juvenile & Family Court Program Division, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem​


It was decided at the outset of 2021 that this particular subcommittee is doing significant and substantive work in the arena of guardianships and conservatorships together with community partners like WINGS. This subcommittee had an independent and direct line to the Chief Justice and SCA as the Covid pandemic CJOs were being crafted. This group is active and led by Judge Holland and Judge Cobb. This subcommittee will no longer be under the umbrella of the SFLAC as this area of law is uniquely different from much of the current SFLAC work.​

​​Provides information and training to parents, mediators, and the legal community regarding parenting time, legal decision making and family law related topics.​
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Members

Co-Chair

Adam Furchner, Ph.D
Therapist and Custody Evaluator, Portland
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Co-Chair

Hon. Amy Holmes Hehn
Judge, Multnomah Circuit Court, Portland
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Hon. Sean Armstrong
Judge, Marion County Circuit Court, Salem 

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Hon. Bethany Flint
Judge, Deschutes County Circuit Court, Bend

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Hon. Dawn McIntosh
Judge, Clatsop County Circuit Court, Astoria

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Linda Scher
Parenting Supervisor/Educator, Portland
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Jane Parisi-Mosher
Therapist and Mediator, Yamhill County
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Scott Leibenguth
Attorney, Portland
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Robin Stedfeld
Mediator, La Grande
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Judith Swinney
Family Mediator, Portland
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Tracy Vogeltanz
Marriage and Family Counselor, Portland
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Dr. Wendy Bourg, Ph.D
Psychologist, Portland
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Kathleen Zumpano
Child Specialist, Portland
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Vicki Bruno
Mediator, Portland
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Brenna Moore
Attorney-Mediator, Umatilla County
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Amy Benedum
Analyst, JFCPD, OJD, Salem





 

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