The Justice, Equity, and Leadership Cups Who Will Persevere?
Current Champs Lane County
The Justice Cup goes to the region around the state with the highest percentage of lawyers giving to the Campaign.
Current Champs Jackson County
the Equity Cup is awarded to the region of the state with the second highest percentage of lawyers giving to the CEJ.
Which County Will Take Home the Trophy?
The Leadership Cup is awarded to the Oregon region with the largest percentage increase in IOLTAs at Leadership Banks & Credit Unions.
CEJ helps connect volunteers, donors, legal aid lawyers, and low-income Oregonians in regions across the state. Our volunteers promote increased awareness about the civil legal needs of low-income Oregonians and encourage participation among their peers. Committees hold monthly meetings and assign outreach efforts. County bar associations also chip in, making financial contribuations and using their newsletters s a way to update people about legal aid and honor donors. Committees reach out to volunteers to draft and sign fundraising letters. It is an impressive and coordinated effort.
By encouraging a friendly competition in giving among all the regions of the state, the Justice Cup and Equity Cup capture the spirit of Oregon lawyers supporting equal justice for all Oregonians. These trophies recognize regions for the percentage of attorneys that contribute to the CEJ.
In 2021, the Oregon Law Foundation and the CEJ partnered to create the Leadership Cup, which will be awarded to the Oregon region with the largest percentage increase in IOLTAs at Leadership Banks & Credit Unions by the end of 2021. Click here for more information about moving your IOLTA account to a leadership bank or credit union!
What can you do to help your region win a trophy this year? Donate! Spread the word and encourage others to donate, too!
CURRENT JUSTICE CUP STANDINGS:
To be announced soon
Throughout the 2020-21 year, it was a tight 4-way race between Central Oregon, Jackson County, Lane County, and Portland, with each pulling ahead at different times.
But the Equity Cup went to Jackson County with 25% of their attorneys donating almost $27,000. Congratulations, Jackson County!
For the past seven years, the trophy has been on display in the Jackson County Courthouse. As noted, the Jackson County, Central Oregon, and Portland regions made serious efforts to win the trophy – ranging from 20 to 25% giving.
However, at the end of the contest, Lane County pulled ahead to claim the cup with 26% of their lawyers donating $73,000 to the Campaign. Congratulations, Lane County!
Final Justice Cup results for the 2020-21 annual campaign drive (% of lawyers giving):