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Joanna Harbour for Clackamas County Commissioner

About Joanna

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About Joanna 

When I was twelve years old my parents moved our family to Oregon. We went from a big city to the small town of Estacada, Oregon. It was one of the best things that happened to me. After high school, I went off to Idaho for College and I got to spend one semester in Washington, D.C. as an intern with the Juvenile Prosecution Attorney at the height of President Clinton impeachment trial. While in college I came home to Estacada every vacation and summer. After college I immediately went to law school. I decided on Willamette University based on the scholarships they offered me over Lewis and Clark. In 2004, I returned to my hometown and started my own law practice representing people in my community until 2016. In 2016, I decided to close down my law practice for multiple reasons, including but not limited to, a small town was not providing enough clients for a stable income, and I was tired of seeing injustice. We have the best justice system in the world but there is always room for improvement, and we have some flaws that need to be repaired. In the fall of 2016, I began working as an office manager for a local business owner, who owned multiple rental properties and began caregiving for my mother who had a bad fall. After that business owner moved out of the country in 2018, I began a coaching career.  

In 2020, I became a independent caregiver for my mother.  In 2021, I reactivated my bar license and have been doing pro-bono and nonprofit work.  Recently, I started to work in again in the area of Estate Planning.