Board of Directors
Lauren Regan, AAL
info [at] cldc.org
Lauren is the founder and executive director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC), where she serves as our staff attorney as well. Ms. Regan operates a public interest law firm, The Justice Law Group, specializing in constitutional law, civil rights, and criminal defense. She is a founding board member and past president of the Cascadia Wildlands. She also serves as a Lane County Teen Court judge, Oregon State Bar Leadership Fellow, National Lawyers Guild, Eugene co-chair, and volunteers hundreds of hours a year to various progressive causes.
Charles [at] cldc.org
Charles started as the membership director for the Civil Liberties Defense Center in January of 2015. He helps keep the CLDC connected to our members. Charles has a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon. Charles has been organizing with nonprofits and progressive causes since 2008 when he first was drawn to activism through the environmental movement.
ashemkes [at] cldc.org
Amanda is a staff attorney with the Civil Liberties Defense Center; she received her J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law and M.S. in Writing & Book Publishing from Portland State University. Amanda decided to become an attorney because of her experiences in the animal liberation movement, through which she saw a need for legal support that is grounded in solidarity and resistance. She has traveled throughout the country to work with grassroots communities that are fighting to protect the earth and its inhabitants.
cbrinson [at] cldc.org
Cooper earned his J.D. from the University of Oregon. Throughout law school he clerked for the CLDC. Cooper also represented clients in misdemeanor cases through the UO advanced criminal defense clinic (a partnership with Public Defender Services of Lane County, Inc.). Prior to entering the legal profession, he volunteered with a number of environmental and social justice groups.
admin [at] cldc.org
Lynette handles the administrative responsibilities for Civil Liberties Defense Center and she has been working with nonprofit organizations for over 20 years. As a paralegal, she specialized in helping organizations apply for and obtain tax-exempt status. Lynette has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Oregon and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from San Jose State University. Lynette and her family have been a part of the Eugene community for over 25 years.
You can reach our staff members by calling our office at 541-687-9180.