Sands, Stark and Button Recognized in Multnomah Lawyer for Pro Bono Work
Lane Powell Attorneys Darin Sands, Anthony Stark and Whitney Button were recently featured in the Multnomah Bar Association’s Multnomah Lawyer in a special article titled “Darin Sands: Pro Bono Spotlight.” The article highlights Sands’ commitment to pro bono work, evident by the donation of his time and legal knowledge to his community. The article also cites Sands, Stark and Button’s involvement in a recent civil rights matter brought in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Harper v. Scappoose School District, as well as a case Sands assisted in before the Washington Supreme Court challenging a state law that denied former prisoners who could not pay certain outstanding financial obligations the right to vote. The article also mentions the hundreds of hours Sands spends during the academic year and summer months coaching Lincoln High School’s constitution team. Sands teaches the students about constitutional law and even helped lead them to victory in the national “We the People” competition.
Darin believes that pro bono work is more than just an obligation an attorney has to his or her state bar. It is also an opportunity to assist individuals in understanding their constitutional rights and, if those rights have been violated, obtaining variable remedies. Darin’s depth of constitutional law knowledge has impacted not only the lives of the individuals involved in the cases on which he has worked, but also on the lives of the students.