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Our team

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The core CLEAR Clinic team consists of two Co-Directors. The Clinic is also staffed by dedicated PCC Paralegal student interns, volunteer attorneys, and legal workers.

  • Leni Tupper– Clinic Co-Director (she/her/hers): Leni is Faculty Department Co-Chair of the PCC Paralegal Program, a pro bono immigration attorney, and a dedicated legal volunteer. She is committed to teaching the practical skills needed to succeed in the legal field, while working toward increasing access to justice for our communities. Leni tries to use her privilege to walk with community members in the struggle toward justice.
  • Cody Winger – Cody is the Community Resource Specialist for the CLEAR Clinic. He is an alumnus of the Paralegal Program with a focus on immigration, criminal indigent defense, and employment law. Since graduation, Cody has worked for several law firms in several different areas of the law. During that time, he has always remembered that increasing access to justice for those who need it most is what drove him to enter the program in the first place.
  • Emilie Junge is an attorney in Portland, Oregon who works with the PCC Clear Clinic, specializing in criminal record expungement. Before coming to Portland, Emilie volunteered in Chicago with Cabrini-Green Legal Aid, doing expungement work for four years. She has also worked as a labor lawyer and represented health care workers for over 15 years. Emilie worked to pass Measure 110 in Oregon and believes in repairing the damage done by the drug war, and taking people out of the criminal justice system, one at a time.
  • Paralegal students/interns: Students and alumni from the PCC Paralegal Program provide indispensable assistance with all of the Clinic’s legal work.
  • Law Students: Lewis and Clark law students assist in the CLEAR Clinic and help to expand the types of legal advocacy we are able to provide to Clinic participants.
  • Legal volunteers: Volunteer attorneys and legal workers help keep our legal services free and accessible to everyone in the Portland area.
Paralegal students in front of law library

Paralegal students/interns