Meet Tina and James!
This week, we would like to introduce you to James and Tina Hein, who joined the Justice Circle after our recent membership outreach. We are so pleased to have the opportunity to highlight more of our outstanding donors who have made a commitment to legal aid through recurring monthly giving!
The Justice Circle is our monthly giving group that honors donors who establish recurring gifts to CEJ. Tina and James joined the Justice Circle because they felt that monthly giving was easier for everyone –easier for them to set up automatic giving so they didn’t have to be reminded, and easier for CEJ to rely on a monthly commitment made in advance. Tina and James also volunteer with the CEJ on our midsize and large firm committees, respectively.
Tina is the Managing Partner at Ring Bender, where she works on compliance and litigation matters involving a broad range of environmental, natural resources, tribal, energy, land use, facility development, and occupational health and safety issues. James is a partner at Tonkon Torp, with a business and corporate law practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions.
James and Tina have a long history of donating to CEJ, and James has also taken on a unique pro bono partnership with legal aid’s Roseburg office. James explained that “Don Marmaduke, one of Tonkon Torp’s founding partners, said that pro bono was a duty for all Oregon lawyers. It accompanies the privilege of being able to practice law.…when legal aid asked if [Tonkon] would partner with their Roseburg office to see if we could provide support, I was enthusiastic about the opportunity. We now regularly take referrals from Legal Aid Services of Oregon in Roseburg on a variety of matter types, and it’s a great partnership!”
Thank you, Tina and James, for supporting access to justice across Oregon, and welcome to the Justice Circle!