Statewide Administration Staff

 

Monica Goracke

Monica Goracke joined OLC in 2005 as a staff attorney and served as managing attorney of the Portland Regional Office from 2009 until 2018.  Monica was raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, and began her legal aid career as a student volunteer with the Grants Pass legal aid office.  She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Williams College.  Between college and law school, she worked as a Jesuit Volunteer helping homeless clients with mental disabilities at a residential treatment program.  After law school, Monica clerked for United States District Judge Myron H. Thompson in Montgomery, Alabama, and then worked as a staff attorney for three years at Disability Rights Advocates in California.  During her career, Monica has represented people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, immigrants, and other clients in state and federal court, conducted outreach and community presentations, and worked with local and state agency staff and elected officials to advocate for policies that improve low-income people’s lives.  As Executive Director, Monica is responsible for leading OLC’s ongoing planning efforts and implementation of our strategic vision; ensuring the continued provision of high quality legal representation and systemic advocacy; leading partnerships with community organizations, funders, and the private bar; building strong relationships with leaders in the judicial, legislative, and administrative branches of state and federal government; and maintaining stable revenue and strong financial systems.

 

Lori Alton

Lori Alton is the Statewide Administrator and Pro Bono Manager for OLC.  She helps our offices around the state run smoothly for clients through her administrative work and helps create relationships with lawyers who volunteer their time free of charge to low income clients.  Lori grew up in small copper mining towns in Arizona, after receiving her undergraduate degree she served in the US Army in the logistics field, leaving the service as a Captain.  She then moved on to law school, coming to work at OLC in 1996. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and her law degree from Humphreys College School of Law.  She loves to read, be active outside and play with her two dogs, Sandy and Kula.