Other Places to Find Legal Help Resources and Information: The information and links provided below are a compilation of resources that may assist you in addressing your legal issue. The information on this page is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. It is always best to consult an attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities in your particular case.
To Hire or Consult with an Attorney:
- The Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service - The Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service is a public service designed to make it easy for consumers to connect to trusted, verified attorneys. You get matched with a lawyer in minutes. All attorneys have active and verified Oregon licensure , are in good standing, have no pending disciplinary issues, and carry malpractice insurance. Participating attorneys agree to charge no more than $35 for an initial, 30-minute consultation.
- Modest Means Program - The Modest Means Program was designed to help moderate-income Oregonians find affordable legal assistance. Eligibility for the program is based upon type of legal matter, applicant income and assets, and availability of participating lawyers. If you qualify for the program, the Modest Means lawyer will charge you a reduced rate for any additional legal work provided to you beyond the initial consultation.
- OregonLawHelp.org Oregon’s civil legal aid system provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, health, and families. Through regional offices based in 18 communities as well as several statewide programs and volunteer attorneys, Oregon’s civil legal aid providers give free legal assistance to thousands of low-income and elderly clients each year. The providers assist people in Oregon with legal issues related to the most critical needs, like protection from domestic violence, protection of housing rights and access to government benefits programs
The Eviction Defense Project (EDP) is a legal aid program that provides free legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction in court. Contact EDP as soon as you receive a court summons. You must contact EDP at least 48 business hours before your first appearance date to leave enough time for an intake. Have your court case number and hearing date ready to provide. To request assistance, fill out the web form or call 888-585-9638.
Free Legal Information and Resources:
- Law Libraries - Law Libraries located around the state are open to the public and offer access to legal research databases. Law Librarians can help you research your case but they are not permitted to give legal advice.
- Oregon State Bar Public Information – The Oregon State Bar provides information to the public on certain general areas of law as well as specific issues.
- Landlord and Tenant Forms - Access to forms and residential leases.