The mission of the Oregon State Bar Association is to serve justice by promoting respect for the rule of law, improving the quality of legal services, and improving access to justice. The Oregon State Bar Association`s (“LRS”) Lawyer Referral Service offers a variety of programs to help the public find the right lawyer. The LRS does not employ lawyers, answer legal questions, or provide legal advice. LRS maintains lists of lawyers by jurisdiction and geographic region and refers to lawyers on the roster on a rotating basis. LRS does not direct, supervise or guarantee legal advice or representation from lawyers who accept referrals. However, we can find a lawyer based on your geographic area, legal area, language, and other specific needs. LRS lawyers have a good reputation with the legal profession, have no ongoing disciplinary proceedings, have malpractice insurance and agree to comply with our client service standards. You will find more information about our programs in the following descriptions. Oregon attorneys volunteer to resolve issues to provide children with free legal information and advice.
Any youth between the ages of 13 and 17 can call to request a referral to this program. Volunteer lawyers agree to provide a free thirty-minute consultation. There are a limited number of lawyers in the program. Call to check availability in your area. Oregon attorneys created the Modest Means program to help middle-income Oregon residents find affordable legal aid. Eligibility for the program is based on the nature of the legal issue, the applicant`s income and assets, and the availability of participating lawyers. If you qualify for the program, Modest Means` attorney will charge you a discounted price for the additional legal work provided to you beyond the initial consultation. The modest funds program is only available for family law, criminal defense, foreclosure, and landlord/tenant matters at the court level (appeals are not covered by the program).
Please note that there is a limited number of lawyers participating in the Modest Means program and there may not be a Modest Means lawyer in your area. To apply, complete the Small Fund Application and send it to the address indicated on the application, fax it to (503) 431-6444 or scan it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to provide a confidential email address and/or phone number where we can reach you during the day. We are generally able to process applications within one business day of receipt and will contact you after processing to let you know if you are eligible for the program. If you qualify, we will give you the name and phone number of a Modest Means lawyer in your area and let you know what the lawyer`s hourly rate will be. We may also send a confirmation to your email address so that you have the lawyer`s contact details for future references. If you are not eligible for the program, we can discuss other options, including referring a lawyer from the Lawyer Placement Service if you wish. Once you have received the name and number of an attorney from Modest Means, you must contact the attorney within two business days to schedule an initial consultation on your legal issues.
You are entitled to an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes for a maximum fee of $35. If you hire the lawyer, you will be asked to pay an advance (deposit against fees) in advance. The amount of the advance depends on the lawyer`s estimate of the amount of work required to complete your case. You are also responsible for all court fees and other direct costs, such as long distance charges and copying fees. Please note that the lawyer will receive a copy of your application and may ask additional questions to confirm your eligibility for the program. The lawyer has the final say in the qualification process. Also, keep in mind that the Modest Means Program is not a pro bono or free program. You must be able to pay for all services you receive.
If you are unable to pay these fees, you should contact the legal aid office in your country of residence. The Military Assistance Committee connects deployed soldiers and their dependents with lawyers willing to provide up to 2 hours of free legal advice. Our volunteer lawyers have been trained to provide legal assistance under the Military Civil Relief Act (CARS) and are also able to assist with a variety of other legal matters. Integrity Integrity is the measure of the Law Society`s values through its actions. The College adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards in all its relationships. Equity The Bar Association works to eliminate bias in the justice system and ensure access to justice for all. Leadership The Bar Association actively pursues its mission and encourages the leadership of its members both for advocacy and for the community. Diversity The Law Society is committed to serving and valuing its diverse community, promoting equality in the justice system and removing barriers to it.
Justice The Bar Association promotes the rule of law as the best way to achieve justice and resolve conflicts in a democratic society.