What is Legal Aid?

Civil legal aid ensures fairness in the justice system. It provides essential services to low-income and vulnerable Oregonians who are faced with legal emergencies.

When low-income Oregonians lack the resources for needed legal help, they are effectively shut out of the justice system. To the average person, our legal system is a maze. That’s why lawyers are trained to guide their clients through the system.

Legal aid provides:
•  free civil legal services to low-income and elderly Oregonians;
•  brochures, court forms, and self-help materials
to help people navigate our justice system;
•  a website with accessible legal information
available to all Oregonians; and
•  resources to help stabilize families and prevent a further slide into poverty.


Participating Organizations:

OregonAdvocates.org is a project of the LASO/OLC Pro Bono Committee, The Lawyers' Campaign for Equal Justice, and the Association of Oregon Legal Services programs:

    Center for Non-Profit Legal Services - Medford.
    Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) - Albany, Bend, Klamath Falls, Newport, Pendleton, Portland, Roseburg, Salem, and Woodburn.
    Oregon Law Center (OLC) - Coos Bay, Eugene, Grants Pass, Hillsboro, Ontario, Portland, Lane County and Woodburn.

Photos courtesy of the Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice, provided by the following generous contributors: Mike Renfrow, White Lion Design & Photography, and Dreams in Bloom Photography.