Organizational Structure

Governance

An active, rotating, volunteer board of directors governs CNPLS. The board has 12 members and convenes 6 times per year, with 7 members constituting a quorum.  60% must be attorneys with 40% of large and client representative.  The Jackson County Bar Association president is an ex-officio board member.

The CNPLS board develops agency policy, approves the operating budget, monitors fiscal management, approves agreements with local and state funding sources and evaluates programs and service delivery.

CNPLS has a Strategic Plan regarding expanding services and developing funds for support of agency programs and activities. We have an exceptionally diversified pool of funding sources.

Organizational Planning

CNPLS has predetermined standards of performance against which it measures its progress toward meeting objectives. The Executive Director reviews computer data and examines monthly and quarterly reports.

Every other year - an extensive survey is completed in the community to assess the current community priorities and to be sure the CNPLS programs are meeting those priorities. 

Local and state bar association members carry out peer review. CNPLS updates the documentation reflecting the necessity for all of its programs through quarterly review and year-end analysis.

Client input, local and state partners who refer clients to our services, demonstrates that CNPLS programs make a positive difference in the lives of those served and in society as a whole.

Each year  CNPLS recognizes the efforts of a lawyer with the William V. Deatherage Pro Bono Award.  In recognition of the dedication shown by Bill to the legal profession and his vision of equal access to justice. The award is given each year at the Center for NonProfit Legal Services’ Founders breakfast.  

Staff

The Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day operations and reports directly to the board of directors. 

Attorneys and support staff are organized into four specialty law units:

  • Housing/Consumer Law – Working to prevent homelessness and to maintain safe and affordable housing; protecting consumers from unlawful trade practice and predatory lending practices
  • Family Law – Providing peaceable means of resolving conflict, especially domestic violence, in families with minor children
  • Public Benefits – Working to secure stable state and federal assistance and to secure fair and lawful treatment by government agencies
  • Employment/Individual Rights – concentrating on protecting individuals and families with special needs access to employment through expungement and handling wage claims

Three staff attorneys each have over 30 years of collective experience.

In addition, eleven pro bono (volunteer) attorneys assist staff attorneys with client cases and a panel of 15 to 20 private bar attorneys share limited referrals from our office, in conflict situations or overflow cases.

Board Roster

COLETTE BOEHMER (PRESIDENT)
ATTORNEY AT LAW
210 LAUREL STREET
MEDFORD, OR 97501
541-779-7552 PHONE
541-772-3374 FAX
[email protected]
Member since 1990

JENNIFER NICHOLLS (TREASURER)
BROPHY MILLS SCHMOR GERKING
201 W MAIN ST. STE 5
MEDFORD OR 97501
541-772-7123 PHONE
541-772-7249 FAX
[email protected]
Member since 2017

LILIA CABALLERO (SECRETARY)
MEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
411 W..8 TH STREET
541-770-5770- PHONE
[email protected]
Member since 2013

WILLIAM HABERLACH
ATTORNEY AT LAW
411 W 8 TH STREET ROOM 210
MEDFORD, OR 97501
541-774-2040 PHONE
[email protected]
Member since 1974

JACOB H. HERRING
CREATIVE CULTURAL CHANGES
1257 SISKIYOU BLVD., STE 176
ASHLAND, OR 97520
541-531-2302 CELL
541-582-3500 FAX
[email protected]
Member since 2003

TARA MILLAN
LAW FIRM OF TARA MILLAN
7520 HIGHWAY 62
WHITE CITY, OR 97503
541-879-3333 PHONE
[email protected]
Member since 2018

PAUL PAVLICH
POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR
SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
1250 SISKIYOU BLVD
ASHLAND, OR 97520
541-552-2521 PHONE
541-552-6439 FAX
[email protected]
Member since 1986

CHRISTINA H. RUBY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
260 JACKSON CREEK DRIVE
JACKSONVILLE, OR 97530
541-778-1647
[email protected]
MEMBER SINCE 2017

KEVIN STOUT
ATTORNEY AT LAW
215 LAUREL STREET
MEDFORD, OR 97501
541-776-2020 PHONE
541- 776-9841 FAX
[email protected]
Member since 2014

ALEXZANDRA WATSON - EX OFFICIO
ATTORNEY AT LAW
450 SISKIYOU BLVD #3,
ASHLAND, OR 97520
541-488-1225
[email protected]
Member since 2021

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