OSB Volunteer Opportunities Directory




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Use the following search field to narrow down the directory by any items listed – e.g. program title, statewide/county, category of opportunity, etc. Active Pro Bono members and Oregon licensed attorneys who do not have their own Professional Liability Fund coverage can volunteer with OSB Certified Programs which provide professional liability coverage to otherwise uninsured volunteers. Search for "OSB Certified" to find these programs.




  • 1000 Friends of Oregon

    Working with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas. Cases involve land use law.


    Website: https://www.friends.org/get-involved
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Environmental
    Contact: Meriel Darzen
    Contact Email: Meriel@friends.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 797-6761


  • ACLU of Oregon

    Virtually all of the ACLU's legal work is handled by cooperating attorneys. Cooperating attorneys assist with legal research, advocacy, and litigation. They may also be asked to speak about civil liberties issues to schools, community groups, and organizations across Oregon. To volunteer, fill out the volunteer attorney interest form: action.aclu.org/secure/or_attorney?ms=web_161130_aff_OR_volunteer_attorney


    Website: https://www.aclu-or.org/volunteer
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Civil and Criminal Rights
    Contact: Jann Carson
    Contact Email: info@aclu-or.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 227-3186


  • CASA for Children

    Attorneys are needed to represent volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) in Multnomah or Washington County juvenile court proceedings at the trial and appellate levels. Volunteer attorneys are supported by a staff program attorney.


    Website: https://www.casahelpskids.org/portfolio/become-an-advocate/
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Family, Youth
    Contact: Lynn Travis
    Contact Email: ltravis@casahelpskids.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 988-4160


  • Catholic Charities - Immigration Legal Services

    Pro bono attorneys represent adult and child survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other serious crimes for immigration relief. Immigration Legal Services holds in-person training sessions for pro bono attorneys twice a year and has a training video to send to attorneys unable to attend an in-person training. Once a pro bono attorney receives training and has taken a client referral, Immigration Legal Services provides ongoing mentoring and technical assistance. There are also pro bono volunteer opportunities in the CCILS office for attorneys to work on family-based immigration cases

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org/services_legal_services.asp
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Family, Immigration, Protection from Abuse
    Contact: Sarah Purce
    Contact Email: SPurce@CatholicCharitiesOregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 688-2716


  • Center for NonProfit Legal Services

    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 manuals provided; information sharing with experienced practitioners.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://cnpls.org
    Counties: Jackson
    Categories: Consumer & Bankruptcy, Employment, Family, Housing, Immigration, Public Benefits
    Contact: Debra Lee
    Contact Email: debralee@cnpls.net
    Contact Phone: (541) 779-7292


  • Classroom Law Project - Court Experience Tour Guides

    Much more than a field trip, the Courthouse Experience gives students (grades 5 to 12), teachers and parent chaperones the opportunity to sit in on real trials and learn more about our justice system. We are grateful to our wonderful Multnomah Circuit Court judges, who frequently take the time to talk with our student groups at the courthouse. Volunteers guide these groups on their tour. Court Tour Guides begin the tour with a brief orientation presentation to the students and chaperones on the basics of our court system. They then lead the group to the Justice Center for observation of Community Court and arraignments. The tour continues on to the Multnomah County Courthouse, where guides help the student groups find interesting court proceedings to observe. Classroom Law Project provides guides with training and orientation materials. Tours are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the school year (late September through early June). Court Tour Guides are asked to commit at least one morning (8:30-noon) per month.


    Website: https://www.classroomlaw.org/volunteer/
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Youth
    Contact: Mackendree Thompson
    Contact Email: office@classroomlaw.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 224-4424


  • Classroom Law Project - Mock Trial Volunteers

    Classroom Law Project provides support for mock trial programs throughout the entire state of Oregon. Each year volunteer coaches, judges, and competition event assistants make Mock Trial possible for students across the state. Coach: Schools throughout the state are in need of volunteer attorney coaches. Please contact us to find out if there is any need in your area! Judge: Both attorney and non-attorney judges are needed for regional (statewide; late February) and state (Portland; mid-March) competitions. We promise you will be impressed by these young competitors!


    Website: https://www.classroomlaw.org/volunteer/
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Youth
    Contact: Mackendree Thompson
    Contact Email: office@classroomlaw.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 224-4424


  • Commons Law Center

    Pro bono lawyers commit to two hours per month and serve as supervisors for our on-staff fellows, who are new lawyers in need of practical training. Matter types include family law, estate planning, probate, business, and nonprofit law. Our sliding-scale legal services are limited to those living from 125-400% of the federal poverty level. We look to our pro bono attorneys to provide legal expertise on client matters. Pro bono lawyers may be invited to support our community education programs, too.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.thecommonslawcenter.org
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Business, Family, Wills and Probate
    Contact: Amanda Caffall
    Contact Email: amanda@thecommonslawcenter.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 850-0811


  • Disability Rights Oregon - Special Education Advocacy Program

    Assists the special education team at Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), Oregon's designated Protection and Advocacy agency, to ensure that children with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education. Participating volunteer attorneys will draft and file complaints with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and/or with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and help children get the services they need to learn and make progress at school. DRO special education attorneys will provide volunteer attorneys with an orientation and training that will give them a working knowledge of the core elements of special education law backed up by an extensive written manual. Volunteer attorneys will then be offered cases that have been screened by DRO attorneys as appropriate for effective ODE/OCR complaints.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.disabilityrightsoregon.org
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Disability, Youth
    Contact: Chris Shank
    Contact Email: cshank@disabilityrightsoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 243-2081


  • El Programa Hispano - Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

    Serves low-income Latinos and other low-income taxpayers who have a problem with the IRS and any related state tax issues. Volunteer attorneys provide advocacy and representation before the IRS or in court on tax collection disputes, audits and a variety of other federal tax issues. Lawyers can receive basic tax-law training, advocacy skills, exposure to case management, and mentorship by an Oregon-licensed attorney. Spanish speakers are in high demand, but translation services will be provided as needed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://elprograma.org/program-services/tax-services/volunteer-with-our-tax-services/
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Tax, Consumer & Bankruptcy
    Contact: Michael Sterner
    Contact Email: msterner@elprograma.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 489-6828


  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) - Refugee and Immigrant Family Strengthening Program

    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. Formal or informal domestic violence training as necessary that includes a segment on domestic violence within immigrant and refugee communities.


    Website: https://www.irco.org
    Counties: Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington
    Categories: Family, Immigration, Youth, Protection from Abuse
    Contact: Stacey Vu
    Contact Email: staceyv@irco.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 234-1541


  • Immigration Counseling Service

    ICS provides legal assistance in immigration-related matters to low and moderate income residents of Oregon and Southern Washington. In addition, ICS assists unaccompanied children who are undocumented and detained in detention facilities, shelters, transitional and long-term foster care facilities in Oregon. They also assist undocumented children who have been released to a sponsor in Oregon and remain in need of legal assistance. There are pro bono opportunities to assist these juveniles. ICS will provide training and mentoring. For a few hours of your time, you can make a huge difference in a child's life.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.immigrationcounseling.org
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Immigration, Youth
    Contact: Lisa Lesage
    Contact Email: llesage@ics-law.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 221-1689 x2103


  • Innovation Law Lab - Big Immigration Law Project

    The Big Immigration Law Project provides representation and representation-support at several immigrant detention sites around the country and in several non-detained settings jurisdictions including Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Missouri, and Oregon. SIgnup to volunteer at https://innovationlawlab.org/volunteer-with-innovation-law-lab/

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://innovationlawlab.org/big-immigration-law-project/
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Civil and Criminal Rights, Immigration
    Contact:
    Contact Email:
    Contact Phone:


  • LASO - Albany

    Each Legal Aid Services of Oregon office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with LASO, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Benton, Linn
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Mitzi Naucler
    Contact Email: mitzi.naucler@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 926-8678


  • LASO - Central Oregon - Bankruptcy Clinic

    The Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section and the Central Oregon Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon sponsor this clinic that provides information and representation to clients who are considering bankruptcy or who are already in U.S. Bankruptcy Court as pro se litigants. Volunteer attorneys meet with clients, help them assess whether bankruptcy is appropriate, and if so, provide ongoing representation through discharge. The quarterly clinic takes place in the Rosie Bareis Community Campus in Bend. Online CLE and written training materials are available to train pro bono attorneys.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Crook, Jefferson, Deschutes
    Categories: Consumer & Bankruptcy
    Contact: Andrea Malone
    Contact Email: andrea.malone@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 385-6944


  • LASO - Central Oregon - Volunteer Lawyer Project

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

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Crook, Jefferson, Deschutes
    Categories: Elder, General Civil
    Contact: Andrea Malone
    Contact Email: andrea.malone@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 385-6944


  • LASO - Farmworker Program

    Each Legal Aid Services of Oregon office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with LASO, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Employment, Housing, Civil and Criminal Rights
    Contact: Laurie Hoefer
    Contact Email: laurie.hoefer@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 981-5291


  • LASO - Klamath Falls

    Each Legal Aid Services of Oregon office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with LASO, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Klamath, Lake
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Drew Hartnett
    Contact Email: drew.hartnett@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 273-0533


  • LASO - Lincoln County

    Each Legal Aid Services of Oregon office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with LASO, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Lincoln
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Linda Gast
    Contact Email: linda.gast@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 265-5305


  • LASO - Native American Program

    Each Legal Aid Services of Oregon office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with LASO, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Family, Native American
    Contact: Jennifer Amiott
    Contact Email: jennifer.amiott@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 223-9483


  • LASO - Pendleton

    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.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Arron Guevara
    Contact Email: arron.guevara@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 276-6685


  • LASO - Portland - Bankruptcy Clinic

    The OSB 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 US 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.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Multnomah, Washington
    Categories: Consumer & Bankruptcy
    Contact: Jill Mallery
    Contact Email: jill.mallery@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 224-4086


  • LASO - Portland - 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 written training materials are available at www.oregonadvocates.org.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Family, Protection from Abuse
    Contact: Erin White
    Contact Email: erin.white@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 224-4086


  • LASO - Portland - Expungement Clinic

    The Expungement Clinic is a partnership between the Clackamas County Bar Association, Clackamas County Law Library, LASO, and the Clackamas Service Center. The clinic is designed to help low-income clients in Clackamas County complete court expungement paperwork. Volunteer attorneys meet with clients to determine whether they qualify for an expungement. If the client is eligible, the volunteer attorney will complete all the necessary court paperwork. The clinic provides one-time brief service to clients and is held every other month on Friday mornings at 9:30 am.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Clackamas
    Categories: Civil and Criminal Rights
    Contact: Erin White
    Contact Email: erin.white@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 224-4086


  • LASO - Portland - 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.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Family
    Contact: Erin White
    Contact Email: erin.white@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 224-4086


  • LASO - Portland - 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.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Family
    Contact: Erin White
    Contact Email: erin.white@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 224-4086


  • LASO - Portland - 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.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Consumer & Bankruptcy, Elder
    Contact: Jill Mallery
    Contact Email: jill.mallery@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 224-4086


  • LASO - Portland and Stoel Rives - 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.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Consumer & Bankruptcy, Housing, Wills and Probate
    Contact: Jill Mallery
    Contact Email: jill.mallery@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 224-4086


  • LASO - Roseburg

    Each Legal Aid Services of Oregon office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with LASO, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Douglas
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Joan-Marie Michelsen
    Contact Email: joanmarie.michelsen@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 673-1181


  • LASO - Salem

    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. Occasional CLEs 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.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Marion, Polk
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Angelica Vega
    Contact Email: angelica.vega@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 581-5265


  • LASO - Tax Program

    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.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://lasoregon.org/getinvolved/
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Tax
    Contact: Sarah Lora
    Contact Email: sarah.lora@lasoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 224-4086


  • LASO and Oregon Law Center - 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. To sign up directly for the listserv, send an email to probonooregon-subscribe@mail.lawhelp.org.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.oregonadvocates.org
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Pro Bono Listserv
    Contact Email: probonooregon-subscribe@mail.lawhelp.org
    Contact Phone:


  • Lewis & Clark Law School - Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC)

    The SBLC pro bono project provides opportunities for business transaction lawyers to meet with clients at the SBLC. 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. Opportunities include helping clients with entity selection and entity creation, contract review and drafting, debt problems, business financing, employment law, compliance with consumer, licensing and regulatory issues and copyright and trademark registration.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://law.lclark.edu/centers/small_business_legal_clinic/pro_bono_project
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Business
    Contact: Julieanna Elegant
    Contact Email: jelegant@lclark.edu
    Contact Phone: (503) 768-6947


  • Lewis & Clark Law School - Tax Clinic

    Assist and mentor students in the representation of low-income clients in tax controversies with the IRS. Backup assistance provided by clinical professors. Time commitment varies.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://law.lclark.edu/programs/tax_law/low_income_taxpayer_clinic.php
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Tax
    Contact: Jan Pierce
    Contact Email: pierce@lclark.edu
    Contact Phone: (503) 768-6500


  • Mercy Corps Northwest - Small Business Consultants

    Provides one-on-one legal consulting services to low-income microentrepreneurs and small business owners including determining which type of legal entity is appropriate, determining whether an operating or partnership agreement is necessary, discussion of other contracts, intellectual property protections, and employment-related legal issues. Provides record-keeping consulting services that help our clients keep accurate records for tax reporting as well as for general business health. Provides mentorship opportunities as both mentor and mentee for micro-entrepreneurs and small business owners that help build a supportive community for business success.


    Website: https://www.mercycorpsnw.org/volunteer/become-mentor-small-business-counselor/
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Business
    Contact: Peter Chen
    Contact Email: pchen@mercycorpsnw.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 896-5094


  • Multnomah Co. Family Court and Oregon Law Center - Children's Representation Project

    Attorneys are appointed by the court to represent children whose parents are involved in custody disputes in Multnomah County. Cases are assigned by the Multnomah County Family Law Court. The Hon. Susan Svetkey and her staff coordinate the project. Attorneys with family law and juvenile law experience are especially needed for this project.


    Website:
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Family, Youth
    Contact: Brandy Jones
    Contact Email: brandy.l.jones@ojd.state.or.us
    Contact Phone: (503) 988-3060


  • Multnomah County Court - Guardianship Appointments

    Court appointment to represent individuals contesting appointment of guardian or conservator. No training provided. Knowledge of area of law required. To volunteer submit a letter regarding your legal background.


    Website:
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Elder, Family, Youth
    Contact: Helga Barnes
    Contact Email: Helga.M.Barnes@ojd.state.or.us
    Contact Phone: (503) 988-3538


  • National Crime Victim Law Institute

    NCVLI, a nonprofit legal organization affiliated with Lewis & Clark Law School, works to promote the thoughtful development and advancement of victim law on a national level. NCVLI does not provide direct representation of crime victims, but does help train and support a national network of skilled attorneys to represent crime victims in the criminal justice system through the National Alliance of Victims' Rights Attorneys (NAVRA). Pro bono opportunities are not limited to direct representation of crime victims in the criminal justice system. Your help is also needed to serve as local counsel, conduct legal research, and represent crime victims in related civil proceedings. Most importantly, you don't need experience with victim law to help, NAVRA and NCVLI staff will train you to represent crime victims.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://law.lclark.edu/centers/national_crime_victim_law_institute/get_involved/support_ncvli/jobs_volunteer/
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Crime Victims' Rights, Protection from Abuse
    Contact: NCVLI Pro Bono Coordinator
    Contact Email: ncvli@lclark.edu
    Contact Phone: (503) 768-6819


  • National Lawyers Guild - Portland Chapter - The Protester Project

    The Protester Project is a program of the Portland National Lawyers Guild in which criminal defense lawyers, investigators, and legal workers volunteer to provide quality, pro bono, defense representation to people arrested at demonstrations statewide. Mentor attorneys available.


    Website:
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Civil and Criminal Rights
    Contact: Portland NLG Pro Bono Coordinator
    Contact Email: portlandchapter@nlg.org
    Contact Phone:


  • Oregon Crime Victims Law Center

    Pro bono attorneys needed to represent crime victims on particular issues in criminal cases, such as on motions to quash subpoenas seeking access to the victim, claims of violation of victims' rights, restitution hearings, post-conviction issues, etc. 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. Spanish (or other) language skills and/or location outside of the Portland metro area are pluses.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.ocvlc.org
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Crime Victims' Rights, Protection from Abuse
    Contact: Rosemary Brewer
    Contact Email: rosemary@ocvlc.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 208-8160


  • Oregon Judicial Department - Citizen Review Board (CRB)

    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. Local volunteer board members receive 16 hours of orientation and 8 hours of continuing education each year after that. All volunteers are appointed by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court and must complete a screening and application process.


    Website: https://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OSCA/cpsd/citizenreview/
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Youth
    Contact: CRB Volunteer Resources Coordinator
    Contact Email: CRB.Volunteer.Resources@ojd.state.or.us
    Contact Phone: (503) 731-3007


  • Oregon Law Center - Coos Bay

    Each Oregon Law Center office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with OLC, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: http://oregonlawcenter.org/oregonlawcenter.org
    Counties: Coos, Curry, Douglas
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Brett Pruess
    Contact Email: bpruess@oregonlawcenter.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 269-2616


  • Oregon Law Center - Grants Pass - Josephine County Volunteer Lawyers Project

    Each Oregon Law Center office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with OLC, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: http://oregonlawcenter.org/oregonlawcenter.org
    Counties: Josephine
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Eric Dahlin
    Contact Email: edahlin@oregonlawcenter.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 476-2154


  • Oregon Law Center - Hillsboro

    Each Oregon Law Center office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with OLC, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: http://oregonlawcenter.org/oregonlawcenter.org
    Counties: Washington, Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook, Yamhill
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Leslea Smith
    Contact Email: lsmith@oregonlawcenter.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 640-4115


  • Oregon Law Center - Lane County - Senior Law Service

    Advice and counsel to seniors by appointment at senior centers. Volunteers have use of law library and expertise of legal services attorneys. Minimum time commitment is 2 hours.

    OSB Certified


    Website: http://oregonlawcenter.org/oregonlawcenter.org
    Counties: Lane
    Categories: Consumer & Bankruptcy, Elder
    Contact: Jean Beachdel
    Contact Email: jbeachdel@oregonlawcenter.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 342-6056 x131


  • Oregon Law Center - Lane County - Survivors Justice Center

    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.

    OSB Certified


    Website: http://oregonlawcenter.org/oregonlawcenter.org
    Counties: Lane
    Categories: Family, Protection from Abuse
    Contact: Erika Hente
    Contact Email: ehente@oregonlawcenter.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 485-1017 x140


  • Oregon Law Center - Lane County - Volunteer Lawyers Program

    Civil law cases for low-income clients, serve seniors and victims of domestic violence done on an appointment basis.

    OSB Certified


    Website: http://oregonlawcenter.org/oregonlawcenter.org
    Counties: Lane
    Categories: Family, Elder, Protection from Abuse
    Contact: Erika Hente
    Contact Email: ehente@oregonlawcenter.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 485-1017 x140


  • Oregon Law Center - Ontario

    Each Oregon Law Center office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with OLC, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: http://oregonlawcenter.org/oregonlawcenter.org
    Counties: Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Jon Dennis
    Contact Email: jdennis@oregonlawcenter.org
    Contact Phone: (541) 889-3121


  • Oregon Law Center - Portland - Neighboorhood Legal Clinic

    Weekly clinics are conducted from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Portland. Each clinic services three to four clients. Common legal needs include collection, contract, landlord-tenant, unemployment, small estates, and insurance defense issues. Currently, there are two clinics, one of which is geared toward Spanish-speaking clients.

    OSB Certified


    Website: http://oregonlawcenter.org/oregonlawcenter.org
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Consumer & Bankruptcy, Housing, Employment, General Civil
    Contact: Lori Alton
    Contact Email: lalton@oregonlawcenter.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 473-8326


  • Oregon Law Center - Salem

    Each Oregon Law Center office coordinates pro bono opportunities in the communities they serve. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with OLC, please discuss opportunities with the applicable contact listed.

    OSB Certified


    Website: http://oregonlawcenter.org/oregonlawcenter.org
    Counties: Marion, Polk
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: Jorge Lara
    Contact Email: jlara@oregonlawcenter.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 485-0696


  • Oregon State Bar - Appellate Pro Bono Project

    The program creates a pool of volunteer attorneys willing to represent pro se litigants in appellate cases. The Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals select cases in which the court would benefit from attorney representation. Any active member of the bar is eligible to participate. In addition to assisting the courts in appropriate cases, the program is intended to provide members of the bar with appellate experience. To receive e-mail announcements about available cases, send an e-mail including name, bar number, email address, phone number, and mailing address to orappprobono@gmail.com.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://appellatepractice.osbar.org/78-2/
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Other
    Contact: Appellate Practice Section
    Contact Email: orappprobono@gmail.com
    Contact Phone:


  • Oregon State Bar - Lawyer to Lawyer Program

    Resource Lawyers with experience to share are listed according to areas of expertise and geographic location. Any lawyer can call to request the names and numbers of three Resource Lawyers registered in a particular area. Names are given out in rotation so that referrals are evenly distributed. Resource Lawyers should expect to spend approximately 10 to 15 minutes on each phone consultation, and one to two hours for consultations over lunch (the Take Me to Lunch panel).


    Website: https://www.osbar.org/_docs/forms/ltol.pdf
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: General Civil
    Contact: RIS Pro Bono Coordinator
    Contact Email: ris@osbar.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 620-0222 x408


  • Oregon State Bar - Military Assistance Panel

    The Oregon State Bar administers a referral panel that lists lawyers willing to help military personnel and their families. Our volunteer lawyers have been trained to provide legal assistance relating to the SCRA and a range of other legal issues. Due to the nature of military deployments, family law is generally the most common type of legal service sought by servicemembers from our volunteers. However, we also receive requests for volunteers to help with consumer and debtor/creditor law, real property (including foreclosure and landlord/tenant) law, and estate planning. Lawyer volunteers should expect to offer one or two hours of pro bono advice and counseling to MAP clients. Additional pro bono representation is encouraged but not required. OSB provides free video training sessions and written materials covering specific legal issues addressed by SSCRA and applicable provisions of related areas of law.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.osbar.org/programs/map/osbmap.html
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Consumer & Bankruptcy, Family, Housing, Veterans
    Contact: RIS Pro Bono Coordinator
    Contact Email: ris@osbar.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 620-0222 x408


  • Oregon State Bar - Problem Solvers

    Volunteers help younger Oregonians (ages 13-17) with their legal questions. Lawyers agree to provide a free 30-minute consultation, usually concerning family law issues, emancipation and other areas of law pertinent to teens and young adults. Volunteers can specify the substantive practice area(s) they want to cover. The population served by this program generally has no access to legal services and little experience with courts and the justice system.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.osbar.org/_docs/forms/PSReg.pdf
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Youth, General Civil
    Contact: RIS Pro Bono Coordinator
    Contact Email: ris@osbar.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 620-0222 x408


  • Oregon State Bar - Volunteer Defense Counsel for Bar Disciplinary Proceedings

    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.


    Website: https://www.osbar.org/leadership/volunteering.html
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Other
    Contact: Danielle Edwards
    Contact Email: dedwards@osbar.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 620-0222 x426


  • Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

    The Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is a non-profit organization that supports the Oregon creative community by providing legal assistance, resources and educational programs to artists and arts organizations. OVLA is searching for volunteers whose skills and interests coincide with this mission, whether as a person interested in law for creatives, someone with great administrative skills, a social media expert, a dynamic fundraising assistant, or someone who likes to work behind the scenes on research and keeping a timely database. Fill out the Volunteer Application to signup: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNZ9Xvj7EMEic2gfSyAjd2bzmXsq6_dfKLevDTZAR9z4NRkw/viewform


    Website: https://www.oregonvla.org
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Business
    Contact: Jedidiah Chavez
    Contact Email: jed@oregonvla.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 768‑6946


  • Refugee & Immigration Services and Empowerment (RISE)

    We provide specialized legal representation, including support services, to disabled refugees as they seek to obtain Social Security disability benefits. We also focus on education for decision makers, healthcare providers and all those who interact with refugees in the disability process. Written information and training. Initial visits spent observing only. Mentor attorney. PLF coverage provided pursuant to our certification. No specific time commitments on a weekly basis; however, we are most interested in volunteers able to make a longer-term commitment. Arabic language skills are especially useful.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.rdbo.org
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Disability, Public Benefits, Immigration
    Contact: Cheryl Coon
    Contact Email: cheryl@risenw.org
    Contact Phone: (971) 270-0755


  • SOAR Immigration Legal Services

    SOAR Immigration Legal Services provides culturally competent, immigration-related legal representation and education to low-income refugees and immigrants in and around the Portland metro area. Recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) as an authorized provider of immigration legal services, SOAR's attorney-driven legal program has a staff of two attorneys, two BIA accredited representatives and one legal assistant. Volunteers provide pro bono legal services to SOAR's low-income clients. Email a resume and brief letter of interest if you are interested in volunteering.


    Website: https://www.emoregon.org/soar_legal.php
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Immigration
    Contact: Caroline van der Harten
    Contact Email: cvanderharten@emoregon.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 384-2482


  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic - Hillsboro Office

    Volunteer attorneys conduct 30-minute intake interviews at "night clinic" on family law issues. Night clinics are held every Wednesday from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Washington County office in Hillsboro. Dinner is provided to volunteers at 6 p.m. Volunteers are supervised by an SALC staff attorney and do not need family law experience. Training materials are available.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.salcgroup.org/get-involved
    Counties: Washington, Columbia, Yamhill
    Categories: Family, Protection from Abuse
    Contact: Diana Mendoza
    Contact Email: dmendoza@salcgroup.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 648-1600 x300


  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic - Portland Office

    Volunteer attorneys conduct 30-minute intake interviews at "night clinic" on family law issues. Night clinics are held every Wednesday and alternate Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Multnomah County office in NE Portland. Dinner is provided to volunteers at 6 p.m. Volunteers are supervised by an SALC staff attorney and do not need family law experience. Training materials are available.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.salcgroup.org/get-involved
    Counties: Multnomah, Clackamas
    Categories: Family, Protection from Abuse
    Contact: Lupe Rodriguez
    Contact Email: Reception@salcgroup.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 281-1500 x310


  • Student Legal Services (SLS) Portland State University (PSU)

    SLS provides legal consultations and representation to PSU students in a variety of legal areas, including bankruptcy, consumer law, expungements, employment law, restraining orders, family law, landlord-tenant, personal injury, immigration consultations, traffic citations, and Small Claim matters. Our office also provides presentations to PSU students throughout the year on substantive areas of law. Pro bono attorneys will also be given an opportunity to present to students if interested. Pro bono participants will join a listserve where we will send out requests for pro bono representation and notice of opportunities to make presentations. Backup assistance provided by SLS attorneys. Contact Shalini Vivek for further information about SLS or to join the listserve. PLF Coverage offered only through the OSB certification program. Time commitment varies.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.pdx.edu/sls/
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Consumer & Bankruptcy, Employment, Family, Housing, Immigration, Protection from Abuse, General Civil
    Contact: Shalini Vivek
    Contact Email: spvivek@pdx.edu
    Contact Phone: (503) 725-4556


  • Tonkon Torp LLP and Youth, Rights & Justice - Changing Lives Forever

    The "CLiF Project" is a collaboration between Tonkon Torp LLP and Youth, Rights & Justice, a nonprofit law firm specializing in juvenile law. CliF lawyers provide pro bono representation to help deserving young people get off the registry so that they can live independent and productive lives. Volunteers receive training and consultation, and a library of forms and information is available. CLiF lawyers meet once a month (first Thursdays) at lunchtime to hear from experts in the field, share information, and help each other.


    Website:
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Youth
    Contact: Gwen Griffith
    Contact Email: gwengriff@tonkon.com
    Contact Phone:


  • US District Court District of Oregon - Re-Entry Court

    Volunteer attorneys help program participants resolve non-criminal legal issues such as back taxes, garnishment, past due child support and custody matters. Assist participants on federal probation with recovery from addiction, employment, and issues related to successful re-entry into society.


    Website:
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Civil and Criminal Rights
    Contact: Michelle Sweet
    Contact Email: michelle_sweet@fd.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 326-2123


  • US District Court District of Oregon - US 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 US District Court. The representation may be for all purposes or for a specific purpose. A Guide for Representing Prisoners will be provided in all appointments made to represent prisoners. A mentorship program is available to assist appointed attorneys in areas of practice that may be unfamiliar, and PLF coverage is available for all cases assigned by the program. Tutorials for electronic filing and program procedures are available on the court's website. For further details or to volunteer visit www.ord.uscourts.gov.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://ord.uscourts.gov/index.php/607-attorneys/pro-bono-service
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Civil and Criminal Rights, General Civil
    Contact: Nicole Munoz
    Contact Email: Nicole_Munoz@ord.uscourts.gov
    Contact Phone: (503) 326-8014


  • Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

    Represent a Veteran pro bono case before the US Court of Appeals. The Washington, D.C. based Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is seeking volunteer lawyers to assist veterans who claim entitlement to VA benefits. Each lawyer agreeing to accept one case will receive free training, a veterans' law manual, a pre-screened case, and ongoing access to a mentor lawyer.


    Website: https://www.vetsprobono.org
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Veterans
    Contact: Courtney Smith
    Contact Email: Courtney.Smith@vetsprobono.org
    Contact Phone: (202) 628-8164 x123


  • Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) - Rape Survivors' Law Project

    The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) Pro Bono Project offers free legal services to victims of rape and sexual assault on immigration, housing, employment, education, privacy, safety, financial security and other legal matters. The VRLC's mission is to provide holistic services for sexual assault survivors by using existing state and federal civil laws to address a survivors' most pressing needs. VRLC attorneys will screen eligible clients and will then send requests for representation through our pro bono listserv with basic information on the legal issue. If an attorney is interested in taking the case, he or she will respond by email to the VRLC and we will provide conflict check information, as well as mentoring and other resources. In order to join the project and to be included on the listserv, attorneys will have to be in good standing with the bar, attend the VRLC pro bono training, and take at least one pro bono case per year.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://www.victimrights.org/pro-bono-attorneys
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Crime Victims' Rights, Protection from Abuse
    Contact: VRLC Pro Bono Coordinator
    Contact Email: VRLCORProBono@victimrights.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 274-5477 x5


  • Volunteers of America - Home Free

    Advocates provide support, information and assistance with paperwork at the Multnomah County Court restraining order room (Room 211A) to individuals seeking domestic violence restraining orders, stalking orders, and elder and disabled abuse prevention orders. Volunteers do not give legal advice or "represent" clients. Volunteers must undergo a screening process and complete a 40-hour training on domestic violence advocacy.


    Website: https://www.voaor.org/volunteer-with-home-free
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Family, Elder, Protection from Abuse, Community Service
    Contact: Kelsey Stark
    Contact Email: volunteer@voaor.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 595-2009


  • WaterWatch of Oregon

    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. Mentors and training by experienced attorneys provided. Some cases may require PLF coverage.


    Website: https://www.waterwatch.org
    Counties: Multnomah
    Categories: Environmental
    Contact: Brian Posewitz
    Contact Email: brian@waterwatch.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 295-4039


  • Willamette University College of Law Clinical Law Program

    The Clinical Law Program provides students with hands-on, professional experience. The program covers four areas including Business Law, Trusts and Estates, Child and Family Advocacy, and Immigration. Clients are primarily nonprofit corporations and people of modest economic means.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://willamette.edu/law/programs/clp/
    Counties: Statewide
    Categories: Immigration, Wills and Probate, Family, Business
    Contact: Warren Binford
    Contact Email: wbinford@willamette.edu
    Contact Phone: (503) 370-6140


  • Youth, Rights & Justice - SchoolWorks, Youth Justice Corps

    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.

    OSB Certified


    Website: https://youthrightsjustice.org
    Counties: Multnomah, Washington
    Categories: Civil and Criminal Rights, Youth
    Contact: Mark McKechnie
    Contact Email: mark.m@youthrightsjustice.org
    Contact Phone: (503) 232-2540 x249