Who Are We?
Sorensen-Jolink Trubo LLP
Scott Sorensen-Jolink met Herbert Trubo while creating the Divorce Clinic, a public interest law firm that provided low-cost family law services, which they ran from 1977 until 1984. They went on to open their firm Sorensen-Jolink Trubo LLP, which is still active today. Although Herb has retired from active practice of law he continues to work as a mediator from time to time. (Reach Herb by filling out the form on the Contact page.) Scott and Herb have worked exclusively as attorneys and mediators in the field of Family Law in Oregon for more than 30 years. In that time the firm has a reputation for excellence and efficiency.
Scott continues to represent clients and offer mediation and arbitration services, as well as reference judging and consulting services in Family Law cases.
The resources Scott has used in our 30+ years of trial and mediation practice are available to his clients for appraisal, analysis and support purposes. He is known for being practical, positive and proactive in resolving conflicts for all parties. Scott is available for both settlement conference mediation with attorney participation, as well as traditional mediation without counsel.
Scott’s depth of exposure to the cases in the Family Law field from his 30+ years of experience strengthens him as a mediator and in all other facets of his work.
Herb assisted in founding the Family Mediation Center in the early 1980s and the public interest law firm The Divorce Law Center. He served on the Oregon Family Law Legal Services Commission. Herb has been a presenter at numerous continuing education programs concerning mediation and other family law issues.
Herb is available to clients on a limited basis and solely as a mediator.
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We know that finding a high quality attorney or mediator to work with you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why Scott offers consultations to discuss your needs and goals.
B.A., Politics and Psychology, 1972 -- Played baseball, basketball, and sang in the Nordic Choir (the best college choir in the world!)
NORTHWESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW AT LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE
SORENSEN-JOLINK TRUBO LLP
Partner, founded by Scott Sorensen-Jolink and Herbert A. Trubo in 1977. Focused on family and juvenile law cases at the poverty level until 1984. Working primarily in the area of Family Law, 1977–present. Mediation, Representation, Arbitration and Judge work offered.
Other Legal Work Experience
Reference Judge for trial cases approved in multiple counties by the Oregon Supreme Court, 1995 forward
Multnomah County Circuit Judge pro tempore, 1995 forward
Oregon Legislature, Senate staff, 1977
Juvenile Rights Project, represented juveniles under Student
Appearance rule, 1976-77
Multnomah County Juvenile Court, Law Clerk, 1975-76
Metropolitan Youth Commission, Project Developer for the Youth
Justice Clinic and Legislative Lobbyist, 1974-75
Multnomah County Recognizance Office, Volunteer Recognizance Officer, 1973-74
Professional Organizations, Boards and Committees
- Member, MBA Court Liaison committee, 2002-2004
- Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1995 to present
- Consultant to PLF and plaintiff’s counsel on nine malpractice cases, 1995 to present
- Editor, Family Law Desk Book, Oregon State Bar, 1995 to present
- Member, OSB Disciplinary Review Board, 1991-96
- Member, MBA Insurance committee, 1988-1996
- Member, OSB Insurance and Bar-Sponsored Benefits and Programs Committee, 1987-1995
- OSB Disciplinary Committee Member, Multnomah County Legal Professional Responsibility Committee,1984-1987
- President, OSB Section on Family and Juvenile Law, 1981-1982
- Member, Sub-Committee on legislation, OSB Section on Family and Juvenile Law, 1977-85
- Founding Member, OSB Section on Family and Juvenile Law
- Member of various CLE planning committees and presenter at CLE’s in the field of Family Law, normally one or more each year.
- Member, Oregon State Bar, 1977 to present
- Various committees and task forces in the Family Law field, including Ad Hoc Committee that effectively instigated the commencement of mandatory mediation procedures in Family court in Multnomah County, Ad Hoc Committee that reviewed and redrafted the contempt code and consulted on legislative strategy with OSB representatives and sections.
- Co-Chair, Architecture and Remodel Committee, First Congregational Church, Portland, 2003-2005
- President, Hillside Neighborhood Association Board, City of Portland, 1988-90
- Member, Hillside Neighborhood Association Board, 1987-90
- Coach of children’s sports teams, 1985-1997
- Member of various other community boards, church committees and committees of Ecumenical Ministries, 1977-present
- Singer, First Congregational Church, 1990 - present
- Singer, Portland Symphonic Choir, 2008 - present
- Member, Ad Hoc Concert Works selection committee, Portland Symphonic Choir, 2009 - present
Born June 6, 1950 in Minnesota
Married to Leslie Sorensen-Jolink, Esq. Labor and Employment Arbitrator
Two adult children, Emma Katherine (BA/MSW) and John Patrick (Founder of design firm, Coil + Drift)
Limited availability. Please contact us to inquire about Herb’s availability.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY
BA History, 1970
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL
Admitted Oregon State Bar 1973
Awards and Honors
Certified Reference Judge and Arbitrator (Multnomah County)
Oregon Super Lawyers (Family Law): 2008-2011
Memberships: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Certified), Oregon State Bar, Board Member, Family and Juvenile Law Section; Multnomah County Bar Association; American Bar Association; Oregon Mediation Association, Oregon Family Law Practitioners
Member, Oregon Family Law Legal Services Commission (1998-1999)
Multnomah County Juvenile Court Referee
Volunteer Lawyer: Legal Aid Services of Oregon Pro Se Assistance Project, 2004 - 2010.
Consultant/advisor: The Divorce Clinic (1975)
Consultant/advisor: The Family Mediation Center (1976)
Author: Marriage and Family Law in Oregon (Self-counsel series, 1980)
Adjunct Faculty, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College (Instructor: Family Law)
Planner or presenter at Continuing Education Programs:
Oregon State Bar Family Law, 2009; Oregon American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Oregon Chapter: Malpractice Seminar, 2004; Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund: Learning the Ropes, 2003 and 2004; Oregon Law Institute Programs: Protecting the Rights of the Child, 2002; New Perspectives on Family Law, 1997; The Cost Effective Divorce, 1996; Oregon Judicial Department, State Family Law Advisory Committee, First Annual Family Law Conference, 1999