Callen Sterling was born and raised in the Midwest. She became a Pacific Northwest transplant when she moved to Oregon in 2009 to attend law school.
Callen has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 2012. She rejoined OSBA’s legal department in November 2020, after previously working there from 2017-2019. Prior to joining OSBA, Callen worked for Garrett Hemann Robertson, providing legal services to educational institutions on a variety of labor and employment matters. She has also served as a civil rights policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Education, and a deputy county attorney for both Coos and Linn County.
Callen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Hamilton College, and a Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Willamette University College of Law.
Callen is admitted to practice law in all Oregon state and federal courts. She is an active member in the community, serving on the Salem Library Advisory Board. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking and exploring Oregon with her family.
The School’s Title IX Investigative Responsibilities, the Interplay with SB 155 Sexual Conduct Investigations and the School Resource Officer’s Role, OSROA Annual Conference
The Board's Legal Obligation to Ensure Equity and Nondiscrimination in Public Schools, OSBA Summer Board Conferences
Board Best Practices, OSBA Summer Board Conferences
Hiring Dos and Don'ts, PACE Webinar
Legal Hot Topics, OSSA Conference
The Human Resource Professional’s Role in Ensuring Equity, Diversity and Non-Discrimination in Oregon’s Public Schools, OSPA Spring Conference
Employee Discipline and Termination in School Districts - Navigating Complex Statues and CBA provisions, PACE Day
Charter Schools: Ask PACE Anything, PACE Day
Employee Disability Accommodations/ADA, PACE Webinar
School Law for Board Members, OSBA Webinar
Contract Non-Renewals/Non-Extensions, PACE Webinar
Oregon School Law and Finance, COSA School Law Conference
Student Speech: Where does student speech cross the line to student discipline?, COSA School Law Conference