Albert Menashe Named President-Elect of OSB

The Oregon State Bar's Board of Governors recently elected Albert A. Menashe the organization's next president. A 1976 graduate of the College of Law, Menashe is a managing partner in the firm of Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe PC, one of Portland's top family law practices. Menashe will serve the OSB as president-elect in 2006 and will take over as president in January 2007.

As president-elect, Menashe will spend the next year traveling throughout Oregon, representing the OSB at local bar associations and community organizations. "I want to spend the next year talking to members of the board and attorneys across the state to gauge their interests — to find out what they would like to see accomplished by the board," he said.

"Professionalism is an important platform for me," said Menashe, who has served on numerous OSB professionalism committees since the early 1990, including the Joint Bench-Bar Commission on Professionalism. "But the ideas put forth by the president are not unilateral decisions. I hope to travel and talk to people and look for other ideas that are important to attorneys in our state."

As president in 2007, Menashe will lead the 13,000-member professional organization, serving as its spokesperson on policy issues and presiding over OSB meetings. OSB presidents are elected by the board for a one-year term.