Help for the PublicOregon lawyers contribute more than a million dollars annually to the Campaign for Equal Justice, to help fund Legal Aid offices around the state and ensure equal access to justice regardless of economic limitations. In addition, MBA members and local law firms contribute approximately $40,000 with their MBA dues and activities, as well as hundreds of volunteer hours, to the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Senior Law Project, the Nonprofit Project, the Domestic Violence Project, the Bankruptcy Clinic and several other programs. The Young Lawyers Section provides practical services and produces helpful publications, like the Domestic Violence handbook and Youth Faces the Law handbook.
Pro Bono ServicesThe Multnomah Bar Association cannot answer legal questions, provide legal assistance or refer you to an attorney. Please consider the following legal resources available in the community.
- Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service: Available 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 503.684.3763 or visit the OSB website for details.
- OregonLawHelp.org: Free legal information for Oregonians. Resources include downloadable pamphlets and lists of legal services available to the public. Available in nine languages.
- Legal Aid Services of Oregon: Serves people with low income and seniors. Call the Multnomah County office at 503.224.4086 or visit the LASO website for more information or to contact a branch outside of Multnomah County.
PublicationsThere are a number of publications available for reference. Click on the following titles to view or download the PDF.
Youth Faces the Law: A Juvenile Rights handbook
Domestic Violence: A Guide to Your Rights
League of Women Voters' Pamphlet:
Trial by jury is a right established in both the United States Constitution and the Oregon Constitution. Citizens who serve as jurors bring life to the constitutional right to trial by jury. This pamphlet presents a very general overview of a juror's role in Oregon state trial courts.
Community Law Week
Free Legal Information Booth
On Saturday, April 25 from 2-4 p.m., a legal information booth will be available at the Portland State University Student Union, Room 296. Local citizens are encouraged to talk informally with attorneys and learn how to find legal assistance. The booth provides the public with general legal information and disseminate free brochures.
Tell it to the Judge
People will be given the opportunity to discuss their ideas, questions and concerns regarding our court system, face-to-face with local judges at the Portland State University Student Union, Room 296, on Saturday, April 25 from 2-4 p.m.
The YOUthFILM Project - April 29, 6:30 pm
If you have questions or comments please contact the MBA at 503.222.3275 or via email.