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Russ Lipetzky has been a family law attorney since 1987. He is an author and frequent speaker on a broad range of family law topics.                                                                                              

Past and current activity includes:                                                                             

Chair of the Oregon State Bar Family and Juvenile Law Section.

Chair of the Oregon Judicial Department Uniform Trial Court Rules Committee.

Member of the Oregon Family Law Advisory Committee

Chair of the Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal  Education Committee.                                                                                                                                             

Oregon Advisory Task Force on Parental Access and Visitation.       

Member of the Mediation Subcommittee, Governor’s Task Force on Family Law.

Member of the Oregon Law Commission Paternity Statute Revision Workgroup.

Member and special investigator, Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners.

Member of the Oregon State Bar's Clackamas/Marion/Linn County Local Professional Responsibility Committee.

Member of the Oregon Family Law Legal Services Commission.

Member of the Department of Justice Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Participation in various multi-agency legislative and rule making workgroups.

Bar Counsel, Oregon State Bar disciplinary proceedings.

Drafting of family law legislation. Legislative liaison for the Family Law Section. Written and oral testimony before legislative committees.

Mediator for the Oregon Court of Appeals settlement conference program.

Circuit Court Arbitrator.

OSB Fee Arbitrator.

Marion-Polk Legal Aid Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year; Marion-Polk Legal Aid Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, Oregon State Bar President’s Membership Services Award.