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Alex Bassos

Alex Bassos, Director of Media and Culture, was in public defense for 23 years, including as the Training Director in Portland, Oregon for almost a decade. He is the author of Mental Health and Criminal Defense, a manual for representing people with mental illness and was given both the President’s Award and the Lifetime Service Award by the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association for his work on mental health. He is the founder of the largest expungement clinic in Oregon, which he ran for 12 years and developed into a full-service, civil-legal clinic that currently serves thousands of people a year.