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Promoting the fair and just treatment of all people under the law regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.


The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship, which is administered through OGALLA, Oregon’s LGTBQ Bar Association, provides financial assistance to third-year and fourth-year law students who wish to advance equal rights and justice for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered individuals. Those who demonstrate this goal through the selection process and meet the criteria of eligibility will be considered for funding.

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  1. Be committed to equal rights and justice for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered persons;
  2. Be a student at an accredited law school;
  3. Demonstrate the potential to complete his/her law program successfully; and
  4. Demonstrate the intent to practice law and promote the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community.

Completed applications must be returned c/o The Metro Law Group; 8 N. State Street, Suite 103; Lake Oswego, OR 97034-3956 and must be received no later than Friday, March 31, 2017. The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient(s) at A Class Act, the annual concert/decadent dessert revue benefitting the scholarship fund, to be held on Friday evening, April 28, 2017, at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., in downtown Portland.

Application Form


OGALLA’s 26th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction

Date: to be announced
Time: to be announced
Location: to be announced


Ticket type
Dietary restrictions

Honorees:  To be announced

Sponsorship:  There are AMAZING sponsorship options available. Those interested should email info@ogalla.org.

Donations:  If you are interested in donating a seat to a low income or new attorney, please email info@ogalla.org for more info.


Photos from OGALLA Annual Dinner Date, Saturday, October 19, 2013