OSB Volunteer Opportunities Directory— SUBSTANTIVE







Opportunites are listed below Substantitively.



Business


Central City Concern (CCC), www.ccconcern.org
232 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Contact: Kristy Faricy, Director of Legal Affairs, (503) 200-3894
Email: Kristy.Faricy@ccconcern.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Central City Concern, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization existing to provide comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency, seeks pro bono legal services from attorneys and law firms in the Portland Metro area in an effort to reduce its legal spending so those funds may be redirected to its programs in furtherance of its mission. Although CCC's Legal Affairs' office serves as the primary resource for all agency legal matters, it is not staffed to provide for certain specialized matters, and often also needs additional assistance to support its legal staff in its day-to-day activities. The specialized areas in which CCC is in need generally relate to real estate transactions; construction law; complex contract drafting; intellectual property; Federally Qualified Health Center administration; labor/EEO matters; state and federal privacy law compliance; social enterprises; nonprofit administration; and landlord-tenant matters, among numerous other areas. Attorneys and law firms willing to provide this service to Central City Concern will be contributing to the positive transformation of people's lives in the Portland community.
TRAINING: None.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. No specific time commitment required; Legal services desired on an as-needed basis.



Mercy Corps Northwest (MCNW)
43 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: John Haines
(503) 896-5070
Email: volunteer@mercycorpsnw.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Assist low-income micro-entrepreneurs and small business owners with legal issues including -- but not limited to – advising on type of legal entity to form, dealing with bankruptcy, and reviewing leases and purchase agreements, etc.
TRAINING: Orientation with MCNW staff about agency, mission and approach to working with low-income and culturally diverse clients.
OTHER: MCNW is the regional economic development office of Mercy Corps, the Portland-based international relief and development agency.


Multnomah Bar Association
Young Lawyers Section
630 SW 5th St., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97204

Nonprofit Legal Assistance Project
Contact: Christi Taylor and James Walker, Miller Nash (503) 224.5858
111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 3400
Portland, OR 97204
Email: christine.taylor@millernash.com, james.walker@millernash.com


OPPORTUNITIES: Nonprofit corporations are screened and paired with volunteer attorneys who handle single-issue, non-litigation matters. Typical projects include reviewing bylaws, articles of incorporation, filing for nonprofit status, employment agreements and leases and providing advice on employment and intellectual property matters. This is a great volunteer opportunity for transactional attorneys. Appropriate for new attorneys with their own PLF and access to an experienced attorney mentor.
OTHER: PLF coverage required.



Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC)  *
310 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 1000
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: Rebecca Martinez Griffin (503) 768-6940
Email: sblc@lclark.edu

The Small Business Legal Clinic is an Oregon State Bar certified pro bono program. Staffed by a clinical law professor, and student interns, the SBLC assists low income, women and minority entrepreneurs with all manner of business transactional work, including:

Business Financing: Including review of lending contracts and advice about loan terms

Contract Review and Drafting: Including vendor contracts, leases, noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements, franchise agreements, licensing agreements, etc.

Employment Counseling: Including retaining or terminating employees, drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, and independent contractor issues

Entity Selection and Formation: Determining the appropriate legal structure (e.g. LLCs, corporations, partnerships), drafting owners' agreements, and assisting with regulatory compliance and permitting issues

Intellectual Property: Including copyright and trademark creation and protection
Regulatory Compliance: Helping clients comply with local, state, and federal regulatory schemes

OPPORTUNITIES: In addition to its teaching clinic, the SBLC operates the SBLC pro bono project, providing opportunities for business transactions lawyers to meet with clients at the SBLC on selected days. The SBLC sets up appointments and runs conflict checks. Lawyers are able to specify time slots that work for them to come to the office and meet with pre-screened clients. Volunteer law students who earn pro bono honors credit are available to assist pro bono attorneys.
OTHER: Call Assistant Director Rebecca Martinez Griffin for additional information on volunteer times and for additional information.



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Civil Rights and Criminal Rights


ACLU of Oregon
P.O. Box 40585
Portland, OR 97240
Contact: Jann Carson, Associate Director,
Legal Program Director, (503)227-3186
Email: info@aclu-or.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Civil liberties and civilrights law.
TRAINING: Occasional formal training opportunitieson particular civil liberties or civil rights issues.
OTHER: Counties where volunteers are needed: Statewide
Substantive law area: civil rights



Oregon Law Center - Hillsboro Regional Office
230 NE 2nd, Ste F
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Contact: Benjamin Ybarra (503) 640-4115
Email: bybarra@oregonlawcenter.org

OPPORTUNITIES: The Oregon Law Center is a legal aid based program that provides free services to low-income people throughout the state. Project SCRUB provides low-income Washington County residents with legal and financial assistance to expunge their criminal records, helping to remove the barriers that can prevent them from finding jobs and housing. The volunteer pro bono attorney will assist with filling out legal documents and advising clients on the expungement process.
COMMITMENT: We seek volunteer commitments ranging from one to three hours, once a month. The clinic is held on the third Friday of every month. Our December clinic will be held on the 13th.
TRAINING: Oregon Law Center's Hillsboro office will provide 1 general credit of expungement training.



Oregon Wildlife Federation
3430 SE Belmont
Portland, OR 97214
Contact: Paul Loney (503) 234-2694
Email: blc@hevanet.com

OPPORTUNITIES:Criminal defense work of non-violent civil disobedience protesters.
TRAINING: Mentor attorneys available; other training as needed.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Any time commitment is acceptable.



National Crime Victim Law Institute
310 SW 4th Suite 540
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: Meg Garvin, (503) 768-6819
Email: ncvli@lclark.edu or garvin@lclark.edu

OPPORTUNITIES: Pro bono attorneys needed on crime victim law issues in both criminal and civil proceedings. Direct representation opportunities in state and federal criminal proceedings in Oregon when victims' rights are at issue (e.g., on motions to quash subpoenas for victim records, the right to be heard at plea and sentencing, restitution), as well as in collateral civil or administrative matters such as restraining or protective order proceedings, compensation claims, housing and employment issues, and more. Other opportunities include assisting NCVLI with amicus curiae participation on victim law issues in state and federal cases nationwide and aiding with legal publications on victim law.
TRAINING: NCVLI provides mandatory 1 hour introductory webinar training on victims' rights to all pro bono attorneys and periodic more advanced trainings. In addition, all pro bono attorneys who take cases have no cost access to NCVLI's legal research team that can provide intensive assistance with any case, and they can access NCVLI's bank of victim law webinars and pleadings.
OTHER: PLF coverage provided. No specific time commitments. Statewide opportunities available.



National Lawyers Guild
3430 SE Belmont St. Ste. 101
Portland, OR 97214
Contact: Stu Sugarman (503) 234-2694
Email: blc@hevanet.com

OPPORTUNITIES: Criminal defense work of non-violent civil disobedience protesters.
TRAINING: Mentor attorneys available.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Time commitment varies



Northwest Constitutional Rights Center
520 SW 6th Ave., Suite 1050,
Portland, OR 97205
Contact: Alejandro Queral (503) 295-6400
Email: info@nwcrc.org

OPPORTUNITIES: The Northwest Constitutional Rights Center is a unique advocacy and legal organization that safeguards the rights of political activists, communities of color, and immigrants through public interest litigation, advocacy, and education. We offer varied pro bono opportunities ranging from delivering a Protect Your Rights workshop or serving on a civil rights speaking panel to advocacy for individuals who have filed complaints against police officers with Portland’s Independent Police Review Division or full case representation on cases involving public records requests, police misconduct or racial profiling.
TRAINING: On-job training, reference materials, and staff attorney available.
OTHER: Time commitment varies.



Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
310 SW 4th Suite 612
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: Rosemary Brewer or Cristina Damiani, (503) 208-8160
Email: rosemary@ocvlc.org or cristina@ocvlc.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Pro bono attorneys needed to represent petitioners in restraining order cases that have parallel criminal cases pending against the respondents for sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Pro bono attorneys also may represent crime victims on particular issues in criminal cases, such as on motions to quash subpoenas seeking access to the victim, victim's real property, cell phone, computer, etc.; restitution hearings, etc.
TRAINING:The center conducts periodic training in conjunction with the Portland-based National Crime Victim Law Institute. It also has a victims' rights law handbook and staff attorneys available for consultation.
OTHER: PLF coverage provided. No specific time commitments. Spanish (or other) language skills and/or location outside of the Portland metro area are pluses!




United States District Court, District of Oregon
1000 SW Third Avenue, Room 740
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: Nicole Munoz (503) 326-8014
Email: Nicole_Munoz@ord.uscourts.gov
Contact: Laura Brennan (503) 326-8163
Email: Laura_Brennan@ord.uscourts.gov

OPPORTUNITIES: The U.S. District Court Pro Bono Program appoints attorneys to represent pro se parties in civil cases who, in the Court's opinion, require and are qualified to receive them. Such parties (who are often incarcerated) typically lack the financial means or legal experience to adequately deal with the issues and proceedings in U.S. District Court. The representation may be for all purposes or for the limited purposes of reviewing claims or of participating in mediation or settlement.
TRAINING: The court is in the process of compiling tips on dealing with inmates and obtaining mentors for appointed attorneys.  Tutorials for electronic filing and program procedures are available on the Court's website at www.ord.uscourts.gov.
OTHER: To register as a volunteer, please complete the Pro Bono Application Form located on the Court's website or contact Nicole Munoz.



Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC)
520 SW Yamhill, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97202
Contact: Shalini Vivek, 503.274.5477 x3
Email: VRLCORProBono@victimrights.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Provide free legal services to victims of rape and sexual assault in civil and administrative cases. The VRLC focuses on issues related to privacy, safety, immigration, housing, education, employment, and public benefits
TRAINING: Two hour pro bono attorney training required. (CLE credit awarded.) Contact VRLC for upcoming training date. Formal and informal mentoring available.
OTHER: Provide free legal services to victims of rape and sexual assault in civil and administrative cases. The VRLC focuses on issues related to privacy, safety, immigration, housing, education, employment, and public benefits



Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ) *
SchoolWorks, Youth Justice Corps
401 N.E. 19th Ave, Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97232
Contact: Kathy Gordon 503-232-2540, ext. 259
Email: Kathy.g@youthrightsjustice.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Youth, Rights & Justice, Oregon's nonprofit law firm for children, is seeking volunteer attorneys, including law firm partners/associates and corporate counsel, who will help some of Oregon's most vulnerable children get the support they need to stay in school, succeed and graduate. Volunteers will represent youth in education matters. Youth will be in the foster care system, the juvenile justice system or both. Issues may involve school discipline, special education or a combination of the two. A majority of the youth will be Latino and reside in Washington County.
TRAINING: Will be provided, along with ongoing consultation and mentorship
OTHER: Attorneys who do not have malpractice coverage for pro bono representation are eligible for coverage under Youth, Rights & Justice's malpractice insurance.



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Crime Victims' Rights


National Crime Victim Law Institute
310 SW 4th Suite 540
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: Meg Garvin, (503) 768-6819
Email: ncvli@lclark.edu or garvin@lclark.edu

OPPORTUNITIES: Pro bono attorneys needed on crime victim law issues in both criminal and civil proceedings. Direct representation opportunities in state and federal criminal proceedings in Oregon when victims' rights are at issue (e.g., on motions to quash subpoenas for victim records, the right to be heard at plea and sentencing, restitution), as well as in collateral civil or administrative matters such as restraining or protective order proceedings, compensation claims, housing and employment issues, and more. Other opportunities include assisting NCVLI with amicus curiae participation on victim law issues in state and federal cases nationwide and aiding with legal publications on victim law.
TRAINING: NCVLI provides mandatory 1 hour introductory webinar training on victims' rights to all pro bono attorneys and periodic more advanced trainings. In addition, all pro bono attorneys who take cases have no cost access to NCVLI's legal research team that can provide intensive assistance with any case, and they can access NCVLI's bank of victim law webinars and pleadings.
OTHER: PLF coverage provided. No specific time commitments. Statewide opportunities available.



Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
310 SW 4th Suite 612
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: Rosemary Brewer or Cristina Damiani, (503) 208-8160
Email: rosemary@ocvlc.org or cristina@ocvlc.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Pro bono attorneys needed to represent petitioners in restraining order cases that have parallel criminal cases pending against the respondents for sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Pro bono attorneys also may represent crime victims on particular issues in criminal cases, such as on motions to quash subpoenas seeking access to the victim, victim's real property, cell phone, computer, etc.; restitution hearings, etc.
TRAINING:The center conducts periodic training in conjunction with the Portland-based National Crime Victim Law Institute. It also has a victims' rights law handbook and staff attorneys available for consultation.
OTHER: PLF coverage provided. No specific time commitments. Spanish (or other) language skills and/or location outside of the Portland metro area are pluses!




Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC)
520 SW Yamhill, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97202
Contact: Shalini Vivek, 503.274.5477 x3
Email: VRLCORProBono@victimrights.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Provide free legal services to victims of rape and sexual assault in civil and administrative cases. The VRLC focuses on issues related to privacy, safety, immigration, housing, education, employment, and public benefits
TRAINING: Two hour pro bono attorney training required. (CLE credit awarded.) Contact VRLC for upcoming training date. Formal and informal mentoring available.
OTHER: Provide free legal services to victims of rape and sexual assault in civil and administrative cases. The VRLC focuses on issues related to privacy, safety, immigration, housing, education, employment, and public benefits



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Disability


Disability Rights Oregon *
610 SW Broadway Suite 200
Portland, OR 97205
Contact: Barbara Herget (503) 243-2081
Email: welcome@disabilityrightsoregon.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Representation of individuals with disabilities with issues related to special education, abuse and neglect, access and individual rights.
TRAINING: Mentor Attorneys available; other training as needed.
OTHER: DRO is a non profit, law office providing free advocacy services to people who have a legal issue related to their disability. Disability Rights Oregon is a certified pro bono progams offering free PLF coverage to pro bono practitioners.



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Environmental


1000 Friends of Oregon
534 SW 3rd Ave., Ste. 300
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: Steve McCoy (503) 497-1000
Email: mc@friends.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Cases involving land use law.
TRAINING: None.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Experience in area of law.



Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
PO Box 1393
Eugene, OR 97440
Contact: Megan Kemple (541) 344-5044 ext. 20
Email: info@pesticide.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Research assistance to support litigation against federal
and state agencies regarding pesticide use, registration and regulation.
TRAINING: Reference materials and mentor attorneys available.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage for case representation. Time
commitment varies.



WaterWatch of Oregon
213 S.W. Ash St.
Suite 208
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: John DeVoe (or current executive director): (503) 295-4039 x 22
Email: john@waterwatch.org

OPPORTUNITIES: advocate for protection and restoration of instream flows in Oregon's rivers and streams by representing individuals and organizations in water right proceedings before administrative agencies and courts.
TRAINING: experienced attorneys will mentor and train.
OTHER: some cases may require PLF coverage; others may not.



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Family Law and Domestic Violence shelters


Bradley-Angle House
PO Box 14694
Portland, OR 97293
Contact: Karla K McFarland (503) 282-9940
Email: karlam@bradleyangle.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Divorce, custody, temporary restraining orders, civil
harassment suits, and landlord-tenant law.
TRAINING: We offer 39 hour training programs three times each year on
domestic violence and related issues.
OTHER: Must have PLF Coverage. Time commitment varies.



Central Oregon Battering & Rape Alliance
1425 NW Kingston
Bend, OR 97701
Contact: Toni Ryan (541) 382-9227
Email: toni@COBRA-DVSA.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Short legal consultations; contested restraining orders; issues concerning contested divorce or custody.
TRAINING: A thirty (30) hour training program to potential volunteers and interested people in the community is available.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Time commitment varies.



Clatsop County Womens Resource Center
1010 Duane St., Ste. 207
Astoria, OR 97103
Contact: Director (503) 325-3426

OPPORTUNITIES: Assistance with contested restraining orders and stalking
complaints, courtroom advocacy, divorce and custody issues.
TRAINING: Materials available from trainings by Legal Aid Services
of Oregon.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage, time commitment of one or two cases
per month.



Domestic Violence Services
PO Box 152
Pendleton, OR 97801
Contact: Valerie Morrow (541) 276-3322
Email: dvfpen@oregontrail.net

OPPORTUNITIES: Advice and representation on temporary restraining orders.
TRAINING: Can provide training and materials on domestic violence issues.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. No specific time commitment required.



Family Crisis Shelter & Services (Henderson House)
PO Box 26
McMinnville, OR 97128

Non-confidential office:
610 SE 1st St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

Contact: Kate Smith (503) 472-0244 or (877) 227-5946
Email: director@hendersonhouse.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Legal services for victims of domestic violence.
TRAINING: Volunteer training sessions offered twice a year.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage and commit to 5-7 hours per month.



Helping Hands
PO Box 441
Hood River, OR 97031
Contact: Executive Director (541) 386-4808
Email: hhands@gorge.net

OPPORTUNITIES: Advice and representation on child custody, divorce and restraining order hearings.
TRAINING: None.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage; no specific time commitment.



Lane County Legal Aid Stop Violence Against Women Project
376 E 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact: Pat Vallerand, Executive Director (541) 485-1017 ext. 150
Email: pat@ormediate.com

OPPORTUNITIES: Represent survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence in protective orders, visitation, custody, dissolution, other family law or related civil matters including housing, employment, consumer credit and public benefits.
TRAINING: On the job, legal advocates are available to provide support to clients and assist in preparing client for court.
OTHER:
Counties where volunteers are needed: Lane



May Day, Inc.
1931 Court Ave.
Baker City, OR 97814
Contact: Executive Director (541) 523-9472
Email: mayday@bakervalley.net

OPPORTUNITIES: Advice and representation for restraining orders, respondent hearings, divorce, child custody, other family law issues and general civil practice issues.
TRAINING: Advocacy training on domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse issues.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Time commitment varies.



Portland Womens Crisis Line
PO Box 42610
Portland, OR 97242
Contact: Meg MacDougal (503) 232-4190

OPPORTUNITIES: Legal advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual
violence: protective orders, custody issues, divorce, stalking orders.
TRAINING: Mentor attorneys available. Materials available through Legal Aid Services of Oregon.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Time commitment varies.



Refugee and Immigrant Family Strengthening Program
A Domestic Violence Program of Immigrant and
Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
10301 Northeast Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220
Contact: Cathy Olivero-Relang (503) 234-1541 EXT. 179
E-mail: cathyr@mail.irco.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Cases involving immigration law such as assisting domestic violence survivors self-petition under the ViolenceAgainst Women Act (VAWA), U-visas, and T-visas. Cases involving contested protective orders, divorce and child custody proceedings.
TRAINING: We provide a formal and or informal 40 hour domestic violence training as necessary that includes a segment on domestic violence within immigrant and refugee communities
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. No specific time commitment. Language skills greatly appreciated!



Sexual Assault Support Services
591 W 19th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact: Chris Liva Maria Palicedino (541) 484-9791
Email: sass@efn.net

OPPORTUNITIES: Assist with civil protective orders including stalking orders. Civil cases for family law, sexual abuse & harassment. Work with public policy, legislative issues & legal research.
TRAINING: SASS Initial Training (15 hours) on Sexual Assault/Child Sexual Abuse. Written materials and mentor attorneys available.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Commit to one case every two years.



Shelter from the Storm (Services for Victims of Domestic/Sexual Violence)
PO Box 173
La Grande, OR 97850
Contact: Brenda Lawson (541) 963-7226
Email: shelter@ucinet.com

OPPORTUNITIES: Advice and representation in family protective orders, child custody, divorce, sexual assault.
TRAINING: 30 hour training (with manual) on issues of domestic violence and sexual assault, advocacy techniques and community resources.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Time commitment varies.



St. Andrew Legal Clinic, Family Law *
807 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
Contact: Shelly Matthys (503) 281-1500
Email: smatthys@salcgroup.org



232 NE Lincoln St. Ste. H
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Contact: Kelly Lemarr (503) 648-1600
Email: klemarr@salcgroup.org



421 High St. #210
Oregon City, OR 97045
Contact: Elaine Hamm (503) 557-9800
Email: ehamm@salcgroup.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Provide intake and consultation services in the area of family law only in clinic setting.
TRAINING: Written information and on-site training. First visit spent observing only. Mentor attorneys available.
OTHER: PLF coverage not required for exempt attorneys; flexible time commitment, clinics held every Wednesday and alternate Tuesdays.



Tillamook County Womens Crisis Center
PO Box 187
Tillamook, OR 97141
Contact: Kathleen Marvin (503) 842-9486; 1(800) 992-1679
Email: TCWCC2@pacifier.com

OPPORTUNITIES: Representation for divorce, custody, temporary restraining orders, domestic partnerships and anti-stalking orders.
TRAINING: Training program and manual for volunteers.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Time commitment varies.



Volunteers of America Home Free
527 SE Alder, Portland, OR 97214
Contact: Rosemary Chitala (503) 771-5503 ext. 113
Email: rosemaryc@voaor.com

OPPORTUNITIES: Advocates provide support and information at the Multnomah County Court restraining order room (Room 211A) to individuals seeking domestic violence restraining orders and elder and disabled abuse prevention orders. Volunteers attend restraining order hearings and provide some follow-up assistance. Volunteers do not give legal advice or "represent clients.
OTHER: PLF coverage not required.



Women's Safety and Resource Center
PO Box 791
North Bend, OR 97459
Contact: Judy Moody (541) 756-5964
Email: judymoody@womensafety.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Legal issues related to divorce, custody, temporary
restraining orders, domestic violence/sexual assault.
TRAINING: Quarterly volunteer orientations. Manuals are provided
to volunteers.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. No specific time commitment. Organization also has a shelter.



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Immigration


Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services*
2740 SE Powell Blvd #2 
Portland, OR 97202
Contact: Sam Oliver (503) 688-2714
Email: soliver@catholiccharitiesoregon.org



OPPORTUNITIES: A wide variety of immigration cases, including removal defense, family visas, self-petitions by battered spouses, and others. Volunteers may perform any level of assistance ranging from discrete tasks up to full representation in immigration court.
TRAINING: Informal and as needed, through experienced immigration attorney. Extensive library of training materials. Occasional opportunities for formal seminars, when offered in the region.
OTHER: Spanish (or other) language skills greatly appreciated! Agency provides insurance. No specific time commitments.



Immigration Counseling Service *
519 SW Park Ave. Ste. 610
Portland, OR 97205
Contact: Barbara Babcock (503) 221-1689 ext. 103
Email: bbabcock@immigrationcounseling.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Cases involving family unity defense and unification, protection from persecution, deportation defense, and protection for victims of domestic violence.
TRAINING: Experienced attorneys available.
OTHER: Foreign language helpful, but not required. Agency provides insurance for exempt attorneys.



Refugee and Immigrant Family Strengthening Program
A Domestic Violence Program of Immigrant and
Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
10301 Northeast Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220
Contact: Cathy Olivero-Relang (503) 234-1541 EXT. 179
E-mail: cathyr@mail.irco.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Cases involving immigration law such as assisting domestic violence survivors self-petition under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U-visas, and T-visas. Cases involving contested protective orders, divorce and child custody proceedings.
TRAINING: We provide a formal and or informal 40 hour domestic violence training as necessary that includes a segment on domestic violence within immigrant and refugee communities
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. No specific time commitment. Language skills greatly appreciated!



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Center for NonProfit Legal Services *
225 W Main St.
Medford, OR 97501
Contact: Debra FJ Lee (541) 779-7292
Email: lee.debra@charterinternet.com

OPPORTUNITIES: Handling of conflict overflow cases representing the adverse party. Cases are usually in the areas of family law, housing, consumer, employment immigration, individual rights and public benefits law.
TRAINING: Training manuals provided; information sharing with experienced practitioners.



Columbia County Legal Aid Program *
PO Box 1400
St. Helens, OR 97051
Contact: Holly Barbour (503) 397-1628
Email: ccla@ados.net

OPPORTUNITIES: Cases involving family lawand landlord-tenant.



Lane County Legal Aid & Advocacy Center
Senior Law Services
*
376 E 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact: Jean Beachdel (541) 342-6056 ext. 131
Email: jbeachdel@lclac.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Advice and counsel to seniorsby appointment at senior centers.
TRAINING: On the job. Volunteers have use of law library and expertise of legal services attorneys.
OTHER: Minimum time commitment is 2 hours.



Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center
Each of the offices in these legal aid programs coordinate pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. Please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed. These legal aid programs are certified pro bono programs, offering free PLF coverage to pro bono practitioners.



Baker, Grant, Harney, & Malheur Counties,
Oregon Law Center - Ontario Office
*
35 SE Fifth Ave. #1
Ontario, OR 97914
Contact: Ted Reuter (541) 889-3121
Email: treuter@oregonlawcenter.org



Benton and Linn Counties
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Albany Regional Office
*
433 4th Ave. SW
Albany, OR 97321
Contact: Mitzi Naucler (541) 926-8678
Email: mitzi.naucler@lasoregon.org



Coos, Curry, and Western Douglas County,
Oregon Law Center - Coos Bay Office
*
455 S 4th, Suite 5
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Contact: Jim Young (541) 269-2616
Email: jyoung@oregonlawcenter.org



Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes Counties
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Central Oregon Regional Office
*
20360 Empire Avenue, Suite B
Bend, OR 97701
Contact: Erika Hente (541) 385-6944
Email: erikahente@lasoregon.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Full-service volunteer lawyer project for general civil practice and bankruptcy clinic. Also opportunities for lawyers to perform pro bono services for seniors at local senior centers..



Douglas County,
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Roseburg Office
*
700 SE Kane St.
Roseburg, OR 97470
Contact: (541) 673-1181



Farmworker (Statewide)
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Farmworker Program
*
397 N. 1st Street
Woodburn, OR 97071
Contact: Laurie Hoefer (503) 981-5291
Email: laurie.hoefer@lasoregon.org



Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler Counties
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Pendleton Regional Office
*
365 SE 3rd St.
PO Box 1327
Pendleton, OR 97801
Contact: Arron Guevara (541) 966-1420
Email: arron.guevara@lasoregon.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Full-service volunteer lawyer project for general civil practice; including limited representation or full representation. Also opportunities for retired or semi-retired lawyers to perform pro bono services.
TRAINING: Occasional CLE's sponsored by the VLP. Staff attorneys provide mentoring when needed.
OTHER: PLF coverage not required; time commitment varies.



Josephine County Volunteer Lawyers Project,
Oregon Law Center - Grants Pass Office
*
424 NW 6th St. #102
Grants Pass, OR 97528
Contact: Eric Dahlin (541) 476-2154
Email: edahlin@oregonlawcenter.org



Klamath and Lake Counties,
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Klamath Falls Regional Office
*
832 Klamath Avenue
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Contact: Drew Hartnett (541) 273-0533
Email: drew.hartnett@lasoregon.org



Lincoln County,
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Lincoln County Office
*
304 SW Coast Highway
Newport, OR 97365
Contact: Linda Gast (541) 265-2833
Email: linda.gast@lasoregon.org



Marion and Polk Counties
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Marion-Polk Office
*
1655 State St.
Salem, OR 97301
Contact: Michael A. Keeney (503) 581-5265
Email: michael.keeney@lasoregon.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Full-service volunteer lawyer project for general civil practice with a variety of panels of lawyers volunteering in a number of areas. Also opportunities for retired or semi-retired lawyers to perform pro bono services for seniors.
TRAINING: Occasional CLE's sponsored by the VLP and the pro bono committee of the Marion County Bar Association that are free to VLP volunteers. Staff attorneys provide mentoring when needed.
OTHER: PLF coverage not required; time commitment varies.

Oregon Law Center – Salem Office
1655 State Street, Suite B
Salem, OR  97301
Contact:  Jorge Lara    (503) 485-0696
jlara@oregonlawcenter.org



Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Sherman and Wasco Counties
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Portland Regional Office
*
520 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 700
Portland, OR 97205
Contact: Maya Crawford (503) 224-4086
Email: probono@lasoregon.org

Bankruptcy Clinic.  The Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section and the VLP sponsor this project that provides information and representation to clients who are considering bankruptcy or who are already in U.S. Bankruptcy Court as pro se litigants.  The project consists of two components, a class addressing bankruptcy issues and a clinic during which volunteer attorneys each meet with two clients for 30-minute appointments.  Anyone may attend the 45-minute class, which is taught by a member of the bankruptcy bar or bench.  Volunteer attorneys meet with clients, help them assess whether bankruptcy is appropriate, and if so, provide ongoing representation.  The monthly clinic alternates between sites in Beaverton, east Portland and downtown Portland.  12-15 attorneys, one mentor and one speaker are typically scheduled for each clinic.  Clinics are held on one Tuesday or Wednesday evening of each month from 6:15-9:00 p.m.  An online CLE and written training materials are available at www.oregonadvocates.org.    

Clackamas County Bar Association Legal Aid Clinic.  The CCBA Legal Aid Clinic is a partnership between the Clackamas County Bar Association and LASO.  The clinic is held quarterly and is designed to help low-income clients in Clackamas County complete expungement paperwork.  Volunteer attorneys meet with clients, help them assess whether they qualify for an expungement and if so complete the paperwork.  Clinic’s take place quarterly and are one-time brief service clinics.  Training materials are available.

Domestic Violence Project.   The Domestic Violence Project matches pro bono attorneys with victims of domestic violence for representation in contested Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) restraining order hearings, Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act hearings (EPPDAPA), Sexual Abuse Protective Order hearings (SAPO), and stalking order hearings.  These cases tend to have short timelines, limited issues and require a court appearance.  Attorneys sign up in advance to be available to take a case on a specific day (restraining order hearings are generally held on Mondays and Thursdays). DVP volunteers represent clients in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties (you can choose which counties you want to take cases in). This project is an excellent volunteer opportunity for young lawyers, lawyers seeking litigation experience, and attorneys who cannot commit to taking long-term cases.  This project covers a discrete area of law and most of the volunteers are not family law practitioners.  Volunteers are not expected to assist clients with family law matters that may exist after the protective order hearing.  An online CLE and extensive written materials are available for this project at www.oregonadvocates.org.

Pro Se Assistance Project.   Volunteer attorneys provide limited assistance to clients requiring discrete legal advice or document review.  Attorneys are scheduled to meet with three clients, each for a 45-minute appointment.  Clinics are held from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Multnomah County courthouse.  Attorneys respond to discrete family law questions and/or review documents prepared by unrepresented litigants.   Attorneys are NOT expected to provide ongoing representation to clients and clients sign a retainer agreement detailing the limited scope of the attorney-client relationship.  Volunteer attorneys must have family law experience to volunteer for this project.  PROSAP Facilitation Clinic.  Attorneys with little (or no) family law experience can volunteer for this portion of the Clinic, by helping clients complete their pro se documents.  Once the paperwork is completed, clients attend a “regular” PROSAP clinic to meet with an experienced family law attorney.  Facilitation Clinics take place on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 2 – 4 PM at Legal Aid.

Statewide Tax Clinic.  The Statewide Low Income Taxpayer Clinic provides advice and representation to low income clients who have a tax controversy with the IRS or the Department of Revenue.  Pro bono tax cases are referred through a listserve where basic case information is posted.  An attorney interested in taking the case responds to the email and conflict checking information is provided.  Cases cover a range of state and federal personal income tax issues including collections, examinations (audits), innocent spouse claims, and tax court cases.  Volunteer opportunities are also available for recent graduates and new members of the Bar.  

Senior Law Project.  The Senior Law Project (SLP) began in 1978 and is the VLP’s largest project, with over 25 legal clinics per month.  Volunteer lawyers meet with clients who are 60 or over (or who are married to someone 60 or over) at nine senior center locations in Multnomah County.  They provide 30-minute consultations, on any civil legal issues, for up to six clients per clinic.  All clients 60 or over are eligible for free 30-minute consultations, regardless of their income.  SLP volunteers provide continuing pro bono services for only those clients who meet VLP financial eligibility requirements.  The VLP sponsors a monthly Elder Law Discussion Group to provide information and support.

Legal Aid Night Clinic.  LASO co-sponsors this evening clinic with Stoel Rives, LLP and Dunn Carney LLP.  Clinics are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m at the Standard Insurance Building (downtown Portland).  Volunteer attorneys from the two participating law firms screen the cases and provide continuing legal representation to clients with meritorious cases.  Two volunteer attorneys are scheduled for each clinic and each attorney meets with up to four clients per clinic.  The following issues are referred: consumer law, small claims advice, criminal record expungements, landlord/tenant damage claims, estate planning, and uncontested guardianships.

ProBonoOregon Listserv.  Legal service offices around the state post cases to this listserv every Thursday.  Each program posts only one email per week.  Postings are sent to individual attorneys or pro bono coordinators for internal distribution within firms.  An attorney who is interested in accepting a pro bono opportunity contacts the listing office for full case information.   Listings include the type of case and a brief description of the issue and do not include highly identifying facts or party names.  Conflict information is discussed with interested attorneys when they contact the listing office.  This project allows pro bono attorneys to take a pro bono case when it fits best with their schedule. Sign for the listserv on Legal Aid’s website, www.oregonadvocates.org.



Native American (statewide)
Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Native American Program
*
1827 NE 44th Ave. Suite 230
Portland, OR 97213
Contact: Kristy Barrett (503) 223-9483
Email: kristy.barrett@lasoregon.org


Statewide Service
Oregon Law Center - Portland Office
*
921 SW Washington St. Suite 516
Portland, OR 97205
Contact: Lori Alton (503) 473-8326
Email: lalton@oregonlawcenter.org

ProBonoOregon Listserv.  Legal service offices around the state post cases to this listserv every Thursday.  Each program posts only one email per week.  Postings are sent to individual attorneys or pro bono coordinators for internal distribution within firms.  An attorney who is interested in accepting a pro bono opportunity contacts the listing office for full case information.   Listings include the type of case and a brief description of the issue and do not include highly identifying facts or party names.  Conflict information is discussed with interested attorneys when they contact the listing office.  This project allows pro bono attorneys to take a pro bono case when it fits best with their schedule. Sign for the listserv on Legal Aid’s website, www.oregonadvocates.org.



Washington, Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and Yamhill Counties
Oregon Law Center - Hillsboro Office
*
230 NE 2nd Ave., Ste.F
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Contact: Leslea S. Smith (503) 640-4115
Email: lsmith@oregonlawcenter.org

 

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Mediation


Multnomah County Courthouse Mediation Program
Portland, OR
Contact: Judith Chambliss or Jacqueline Abel (503) 988-3318
Email: mediation.coordiantor@ojd.state.or.us

OPPORTUNITIES: Mediation of small claims and landlord tenant issues for Multnomah County courts.
TRAINING: Orientation offered every six months. Material available.



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Youth


CASA for Children
1401 NE 68th Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Contact: Leslie Roemmer (503) 988-5115
Email: leslie.g.roemmer@co.multnomah.or.us

OPPORTUNITIES: Representation of CASA (Childs Advocate) when their position is being challenged or when there are complex legal issues.
TRAINING: CASA Training. No additional training on legal issues.
OTHER: PLF coverage required.



Citizen Review Board (CRB) - Oregon Judicial Department
Contact: Volunteer Resource Coordinator (503) 731-3007 or toll free (888)-530-8999
Email: CRB.Volunteer.Resources@ojd.state.or.us

OPPORTUNITIES: Citizen Review Board (CRB) members volunteer one weekday per month to conduct case reviews for children and youth in out of home placements in the custody of the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Youth Authority. Serving in the county where they live or work, volunteers interact with parents, foster care providers, case workers, attorneys, therapists, and other legal or interested parties to the child or youth's case. The CRB has a dual statutory mandate to conduct case reviews and to make recommendations on policies, procedures, and laws relating to substitute care. CRB volunteers actively promote conditions which ensure every child lives in a safe, secure, healthy, permanent home, preserving families whenever possible. In cases of youth offenders, volunteers work to ensure public safety and reformation, helping youth offenders become successful and productive members of society. Created in 1985, the Citizen Review Board program now operates with approximately 400 volunteers throughout the state of Oregon.
TRAINING: A sixteen hour orientation training is provided as the final phase of application.
OTHER: All volunteers are appointed by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, and must complete a screening and application process.



Classroom Law Project Court Tours
620 SW Main Ste. 102
Portland, OR 97205
Contact: Toni Kelich (503) 224-4424
Email: office@classroomlaw.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Lead tours of courthouses and justice center and teach Oregon's youth about how our legal system operates.
TRAINING: One hour training in September at the CLP office, lunch provided.
OTHER: Tours are given Tuesday through Thursday from 8 am – 12 pm. Must commit to one morning a month.



Classroom Law Project Mock Trial
620 SW Main Ste. 102
Portland, OR 97205
Contact: Toni Kelich (503) 224-4424
Email: office@classroomlaw.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Coaching mock trial teams and judging regional and state competitions.
TRAINING: Lunch hour training.
OTHER: Competitions are held in the spring. Time commitment to coach mock trial team varies by school.



Multnomah County Court Guardianship Appointments
Multnomah County Courthouse
Contact: Helga Barnes (503) 988-3538
Email: Helga.M.Barnes@ojd.state.or.us

OPPORTUNITIES: Court appointment to represent individuals contesting appointment of guardian or conservator.
TRAINING: None.
OTHER: Knowledge of area of law. Please submit a letter regarding your legal background.



Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC)
2950 SE Stark Street, Suite 130
Portland, OR 97215
Contact: ORPARC Director, (503) 241-0799
Email:  
orparc@nwresource.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Providing trainings on 1) establishing wills and/or trusts for families who have adopted children through a state child welfare system; 2) guardianship issues for Oregon families working with Oregon DHS.
TRAINING: None. (Interested attorneys expected to have expertise in the above areas.)
OTHER: OPARC serves state adoptive and assisted guardianship families (who have adopted/or are guardians of foster children) throughout the state of Oregon.



Oregon State Bar Problem Solvers Program *
P.O. Box 231935
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR
97281-1935

Contact: George Wolff  (503) 620-0222 ext. 418
Email: gwolff@osbar.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteer panelists should expect to give at least 30 minutes of advice and counseling to Oregon youth. The program is available free of charge to any Oregon youth aged 11-17. Volunteers can specify the substantive practice area(s) they want to cover. The legal issues can run the gamut. However, the most common issues involve domestic relations, consumer law, criminal, employment, DMV and school discipline. The population served by this program generally has no access to legal services and little experience with courts and the justice system.
TRAINING: Written information provided.
OTHER: No PLF required. Volunteers receive free PLF coverage



Youth, Rights & Justice (YRJ)
SchoolWorks, Youth Justice Corps
401 N.E. 19th Ave, Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97232
Contact: Kathy Gordon 503-232-2540, ext. 259
Email: Kathy.g@youthrightsjustice.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Youth, Rights & Justice, Oregon's nonprofit law firm for children, is seeking volunteer attorneys, including law firm partners/associates and corporate counsel, who will help some of Oregon's most vulnerable children get the support they need to stay in school, succeed and graduate. Volunteers will represent youth in education matters. Youth will be in the foster care system, the juvenile justice system or both. Issues may involve school discipline, special education or a combination of the two. A majority of the youth will be Latino and reside in Washington County.
TRAINING: Will be provided, along with ongoing consultation and mentorship
OTHER: Attorneys who do not have malpractice coverage for pro bono representation are eligible for coverage under Youth, Rights & Justice's malpractice insurance.



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Other Specialized Programs



Catholic Charities/El Programa Hispano Low Income Taxpayer Clinic *
138 NE 3rd St., Suite 140
Gresham Oregon 97030
Contact: Sarah Adams (503) 489-6828
Email: sadams@catholiccharitiesoregon.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Low Income Taxpayer Clinics ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system by educating low income taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities, by providing pro bono representation to taxpayers in tax disputes with the IRS, by conducting outreach and education to taxpayers who speak English as a second language, and by identifying and advocating for issues that impact low income taxpayers. Licensed lawyers and law students can receive basic tax-law training, advocacy skills, exposure to case management, and mentorship by an Oregon attorney. Spanish speakers are preferred. Level of commitment is flexible and will be based on individual circumstances.
OTHER: El Programa Hispano provides direct Spanish translation to all those cases that might require this service.



Community Solutions for Clackamas County
ACCESS Employment Services
112 Eleventh Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
Contact: Teresa Baldwin (503) 655-8845
Email: tbaldwin@co.clackamas.or.us

OPPORTUNITIES: ACCESS Employment Services assists parents receiving public assistance in becoming job ready and finding stable employment. Some of the training and classes we offer include: GED, medical terminology, and MS Office applications. Many of our clients come from backgrounds of extreme and generational poverty, domestic violence, legal history, financial and other contractual difficulties (landlord-tenant, consumer). Therefore, advice and representation on child custody, divorce and restraining order hearings, criminal expunction, and consumer law tend to be the main issues where your input can be invaluable. Willing volunteers will mostly review relevant paperwork and explain the process for filing any necessary documentation to clients.
TRAINING: None.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Time commitment varies, including as little as 15-minute phone consultation, dependent upon case and attorney schedule. Any assistance including one-time assistance would make a difference in the lives of our clients. Thank you for considering our program.



Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic *
310 SW 4th Ave., Ste. 1018
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: Richard Slottee (503) 768-6500

OPPORTUNITIES: Assist and mentor students in representation of low-income clients in family law, consumer, and employment issues. Provide assistance in developing micro business.
TRAINING: Backup assistance provided by clinical professors.
OTHER: Must have PLF Coverage. Time commitment varies.



Mothers Against Drunk Driving
9375 SW Wilsonville Rd, Suite B
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Contact: John Haines
(503) 236-1580 x 206
Email: josephe@maddpnw.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Provide guidance and support to victims of drunk driving crashes.  Participate in volunteer meetings and committees to help further the mission of MADD to include fundraising, public education, speaking engagements, and legislative efforts.  We are currently developing a Court Monitor position.  This person would provide feedback on drunk driving cases and make recommendations of current procedures, sentencing guidelines, laws, etc.  Another position available is MADD Victim Advocate:  This position provides direct services to injured and bereaved victims/survivors and those who have been emotionally and/or financially impacted by DUI crashes.  Victim Advocates provide emotional support, information and assistance through the criminal justice process, providing information about drunk driving laws, and victim rights as well as court accompaniment for legal proceedings. We welcome those interested in any other services you feel would benefit MADD and its mission.
TRAINING:There may be opportunities to receive training at the national level on Court Monitors, MADD Victim Advocate and other topics
OTHER: Our preference would be a commitment of several hours each month but any assistance including one-time assistance would make a difference in the lives of our community.



Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
310 SW 4th Suite 612
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: Rosemary Brewer or Cristina Damiani, (503) 208-8160
Email: rosemary@ocvlc.org or cristina@ocvlc.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Pro bono attorneys needed to represent petitioners in restraining order cases that have parallel criminal cases pending against the respondents for sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Pro bono attorneys also may represent crime victims on particular issues in criminal cases, such as on motions to quash subpoenas seeking access to the victim, victim's real property, cell phone, computer, etc.; restitution hearings, etc.
TRAINING:The center conducts periodic training in conjunction with the Portland-based National Crime Victim Law Institute. It also has a victims' rights law handbook and staff attorneys available for consultation.
OTHER: PLF coverage provided. No specific time commitments. Spanish (or other) language skills and/or location outside of the Portland metro area are pluses!



Oregon State Bar Lawyer to Lawyer Program
P.O. Box 231935
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR
97281-1935

Contact: Kay Pulju (503) 620-0222 ext. 402
Email: kpulju@osbar.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers provide brief advice and counsel to other attorneys seeking help with any type of legal question.
TRAINING: None.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Time commitment varies, including as little as 15-minute phone consultation



Oregon State Bar Military Assistance Panel *
P.O. Box 231935
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR
97281-1935

Contact: Kay Pulju (503) 620-0222 ext. 402
Email: kpulju@osbar.org

OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteer panelists shouldexpect to give at least one hour of advice and counseling regarding the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Oregons consumer protection laws, and general information on the rights of families with a member in active dutyto a client free of charge. It is up to the attorney and client to decide whetherto continue the attorney/client relationship beyond the pro bono consultation.
TRAINING: OSB provides free video training sessions and written materials covering specific legal issues addressed by SSCRA and applicable provisions of related areas of law.
OTHER: The state bar will maintain a list of pro bono attorneys and lawyers offering reduced fees who are available to assist Oregons mobilized service members and their dependents. The list will be available to both the National Guards JAG Corps and individual military personnel.



Portland State University Student Legal Services
PO Box 791
Portland, OR 97207
Contact: Lissa Kaufman: 503.725.4556
Email: slms@pdx.edu

OPPORTUNITIES: Assist PSU students with legal issues impacting their pursuit of higher education or career opportunities. Typical areas of law including family, consumer, civil, small business, intellectual property, immigration, criminal, landlord & tenant, bankruptcy, debt, employment, disability, traffic, and estate planning.
TRAINING: Limited training but invited to attend trainings hosted by office. Mentorship could be provided.
OTHER: Must have PLF coverage. Time commitment varies. Any amount of time you can offer to our clients is greatly appreciated. Many of them are facing difficult legal issues that are affecting their ability to stay in school. Legal assistance can help students remain on track.



Volunteer Defense Counsel for Bar Disciplinary Proceedings
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR
97281-1935

Contact: Danielle Edwards 503-620-0222, Ext. 426
Email: dedwards@osbar.org

OPPORTUNITIES: The Oregon State Bar is looking for members who are willing to volunteer their time to assist lawyers who are being investigated or prosecuted for disciplinary violations. Volunteers will provide (pro bono) representation for accused lawyers in disciplinary matters, as their time and availability permit. Volunteer defense counsel are not screened, but are expected to be familiar with the disciplinary rules and the disciplinary process. The bar does not require the volunteer defense counsel to provide any particular level of services. It is anticipated that most of the volunteer services will be of a consultative nature in the early stages of an investigation or prosecution. Volunteer defense counsel and their clients will determine by agreement the scope, nature, and charges for defense services to be provided.
TRAINING: None.
OTHER:The bar will maintain a list of pro bono attorneys offering to serve as defense counsel.

* Indicates that the Program is an OSB Certified Program and that the program may provide malpractice coverage for PLF Exempt Attorneys for work being done for the program. Attorney should always check to make sure the coverage is still in effect.

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