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Schwabe Reaffirms Commitment to East County Legal Clinic

July 27, 2011

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Darien Loiselle, a shareholder in the Portland office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, recently took over the firm's leadership role with El Programa Hispano, a low-income legal clinic which serves the Hispanic population in east Multnomah County. For more than 20 years, Schwabe has remained committed to the clinic through funding and volunteerism.

The legal clinic is coordinated in partnership with the Oregon Law Center, which is an independent nonprofit organization that provides staff assistance and Spanish translation services to volunteer attorneys. Schwabe founded and provided base funding for El Programa Hispano in 1991. Since then, Schwabe attorneys have regularly volunteered time on a weekly basis to help low-income clients confront legal challenges related to housing, automobile obligation and collections, individual civil rights, and more.

Loiselle joined Schwabe in 1992 and focuses his practice in the area of construction law. In addition to his leadership position with the legal clinic, he is a past president of the board of directors of the Propeller Club and the Volunteer Center, past-counsel to AGC, and present counsel to ABC's Merit Board, as well as current chair of the Construction and Maritime sections of the Oregon State Bar. Loiselle graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law with a juris doctor degree.

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