Salem Oregon Legal Services

ELVIS (Emeritus Lawyers Volunteering In Service) is a volunteer lawyer program that gives retired lawyers the opportunity to continue working in the field of law without sacrificing their retirement. To become an ELVIS attorney, you must have been a member of a state bar association for at least 15 years and currently be a member of the Oregon State Bar. You agree to donate at least 40 hours per year to help legal aid firms meet the needs of the low-income community in your area. The Volunteer Lawyers Project was created in 1987 to give local lawyers, primarily in private practice, the opportunity to offer their services voluntarily to clients eligible for legal aid. Clients go through the regular admissions selection process of MPAS and are referred to volunteer lawyers after assessment by the VPP Coordinator. The Salem regional office of the Oregon Law Center provides quality legal services to the low-income community in Marion, Polk, Linn and Benton counties. Based on our assessment of the legal needs of the community, we consider these main types of questions for case acceptance. Housing cases involving illegal evictions, serious habitability problems or the removal of public housing assistance. Cases of unemployment or wage violations. Cases of consumption involving fraud or illegal behavior.

We also provide advice or recommendations on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) status programs. Salem Insolvency Clinic. The Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section and LASO are sponsoring this project. The project consists of two components, an insolvency course and a legal clinic where volunteer lawyers meet with clients for 30-minute appointments. Anyone can attend the 45-minute class, taught by a member of the insolvency bar or bank. Volunteer lawyers meet with clients, assist them in assessing whether insolvency is appropriate and, if so, provide ongoing representation. For more information, contact Angelica Vega at (503) 581-5265 or email angelica.vega@lasoregon.org. Click here for the project leaflet. Salem Pro Bono Project. LASO`s Salem office offers pro bono opportunities for pro bono lawyers. The pro bono options available range from brief consultation to accepting cases for full representation.

For more information, contact LASO`s Salem office at (503) 581-5265 or email angelica.vega@lasoregon.org. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Candidates are welcome to call or visit us in person to make an appointment. The Oregon Salem Regional Office of Legal Aid Services advises and represents low-income citizens in Marion and Polk counties. Marion-Polk Legal Aid Services is a branch of Oregon Legal Aid Services. The Salem office of the Oregon Law Center is moving to a new local space. We remain available to serve customers and answer calls quickly. You can reach us at: The Salem office advises and represents in the following areas: Family law matters in which the applicant has survived domestic violence, including divorce, child custody, and interim or emergency preparedness orders.

Housing Act, including state-subsidized housing problems. Public benefits, including TANF, food stamps/SNAP, and Medicare or Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan cases. SSI and SSD overpayments and cancellations only. Problems of seniors (60 years of age or older), including problems related to assisted living facilities, guardianship and protective defence, as well as debt collection and financial abuse. Spanish-speaking staff is also available. The Salem office has Spanish-speaking staff. The law firm does not offer family law support. Please contact Legal Aid Services at the Salem Oregon Regional Office if you have a family law issue, such as a custody, divorce and protection order. Temporary Mailing Address:Oregon Law CenterPO Box 825Salem, Oregon 97308 Oregon State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (503) 684-3763PO Box 1689Lake Oswego, OR 97035 There is always a need for pro bono attorneys. MPLAS can only help a small portion of eligible customers in Marion and Polk counties. The help of the private bar is necessary and appreciated.

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