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Iván Resendiz Gutierrez Elected as President of the Legal Aid Services of Oregon Board of Directors



Miller Nash LLP attorney Iván Resendiz Gutierrez was recently elected to serve as president of the board of directors of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO). LASO is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. LASO’s mission is to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services. Resendiz Gutierrez has served as a board member of LASO since September 2018.

“As the son of Mexican immigrants and a first-generation college student, it is an honor to serve as president of the LASO Board, and I am grateful for the board’s and LASO’s trust in me,” said Resendiz Gutierrez. “I am committed to helping ensure fairness for all in the justice system—regardless of race, sex, gender, nationality, immigration status, and socioeconomic status—and equal access to civil legal services of the highest quality.”

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About Iván Resendiz Gutierrez
Resendiz Gutierrez is a litigation and appellate attorney on the firm’s appellate, education, and employment and labor relations practice teams. He handles complex cases and situations, providing practical advice and finding creative solutions for clients from such diverse industries as education, energy, and manufacturing. Before joining Miller Nash LLP, Resendiz Gutierrez served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Lynn R. Nakamoto at the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Resendiz Gutierrez is active in the Oregon community. He currently serves as co-chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association and co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He also serves as an Executive Committee member-at-large of Oregon Law Center’s Board of Directors, allowing him to help provide high quality legal services to low-income communities across Oregon. Resendiz Gutierrez is also a proud member of the Headwaters Council of The Freshwater Trust (TFT), an advisory group comprised of emerging business leaders, disrupters, decision-makers, and influencers who help TFT drive the next generation of creative and networked conservation and philanthropy. A past president of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association, Resendiz Gutierrez enjoys mentoring new lawyers and law students and routinely participates in programs aimed to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Oregon legal community.

A proud “Double Duck,” Resendiz Gutierrez received his bachelor’s degree (in psychology and political science) from the University of Oregon (B.A. ’12) before earning his law degree at the University of Oregon School of Law (J.D. ’15).

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