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Free & Reduced Cost Legal Help in the Portland metro area

This guide provides information about free and reduced-cost legal services as well as information about hiring an attorney. 

Many free or low-cost legal services are offered to low income people who are dealing with certain types of legal matters. Please contact the programs directly to determine eligibility. 


Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Services

Phone: (503) 684-3763 
Toll free: 1-800-452-7636    

  • Lawyer Referral Service
    • 30 minute consultation with a lawyer for $35 or less
    • Additional services may be negotiated with the attorney
  • Modest Means Program
    • Reduced cost legal assistance for low and moderate income Oregonians
    • 30 minute consultation for $35 or less
    • Persons eligible for the program will be charged a reduced rate for any additional legal services provided beyond the consultation
  • Military Assistance Panel
    • Up to 2 hours of free legal advice for active duty service members and their dependents
  • Youth Problem Solvers
    • Free 30 minute consultations for youth between the ages of 13 - 17

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO)

  • Free legal assistance for low income persons dealing with noncriminal legal matters 
  • Contact the regional office nearest you for more information.
  • Portland Regional Office: 520 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 700, Portland, OR 97204 
  • Phone: (503) 224-4086  |
  • Toll free: 1-800-228-6958

Senior Law Project

  • Free 30 minute legal consultations for Multnomah County residents over age 60
  • Legal clinics are located at nine senior centers throughout the county
  • Visit the website to find the center nearest you for an appointment

Farmworker Program

  • Legal assistance for migrant and seasonal farm workers with issues relating to employment, housing, unemployment, and tax benefits
  • Phone: 1-888-245-4091

Native American Program

  • Legal advice and representation for Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals with limited income
  • Phone: 503-223-9483

Taxpayer Clinic

  • Legal assistance for low income Oregonians on tax-related issues
  • Phone: 1-888-610-8764

Oregon Law Center

  • Free legal assistance for low income persons dealing with noncriminal legal matters
  • Address: 921 SW Washington Street, Suite 516, Portland, OR 97205
  • Phone: (503) 295-2760

St. Andrew Legal Clinic

  • Family law services on a sliding scale fee for low and moderate income Oregonians
  • Address: 807 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211 
  • Phone: (503) 281-1500

The Commons Law Center

  • Legal services on a sliding scale fee in the areas of family law, estate planning and probate, business, and nonprofit law
  • Address: 4380 SW Macadam Ave. #190, Portland, OR 97239  
  • Phone: 503-850-0811

Lutheran Community Services

  • Provides various social, healthcare, and legal services
  • Contact information: 605 SE Cesar E Chavez Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214  |  (503) 231-7480   

Oregon Crime Victims Law Center

  • Free legal services and support for victims of crime in Oregon
  • Address: 7412 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Suite 209, Portland, OR 97225 
  • Phone: (503) 208-8160 
  • Toll free: 1-866 838-4142

Victim Rights Law Center

  • Free legal services for victims of sexual assault in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties
  • Address: 520 SW Yamhill, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97204 
  • Phone: (503) 274-5477 
  • Toll free: 1-855-411-5477

Disability Rights Oregon

  • Legal services for persons with disability-related legal issues
  • Address: 610 SW Broadway, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205 
  • Phone: (503) 243-2081 
  • Toll free: 1-800-452-1694

Assist Program

  • Assistance with applications for social security benefits
  • Address: 4412 SW Barbur Boulevard, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97239 
  • Phone: (503) 888-2690 

  • Affordable immigration law services and free informational forums
  • Address: 519 SW Park Avenue, Suite 610, Portland, OR 97205 
  • Phone: (503) 221-1689 

SOAR Immigration Legal Services

  • Immigration law services for low income refugees and immigrants in the Portland metro area
  • Address: 7931 NE Halsey Street, Suite 302, Portland, OR 97213
  • Phone: (503) 384-1054

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services

  • Immigration law services for low income refugees and immigrants in the Portland metro area
  • Address: 2740 SE Powell Boulevard, #2, Portland, OR 97202
  • Phone: (503) 542-2855

El Programa Hispano Católico

  • Social services and legal referrals for low income Latinos in the Portland metro area
  • Phone: (503) 669-8359

 

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Helplines

Family Law Hotline (LASO)

Phone advice for low income domestic violence survivors on issues relating to family law

  Phone:(503) 299-6101
  Hours: Thur, 9 am - 12 


Foreclosure Hotline (LASO)

Legal advice and services for low and moderate income homeowners and tenants dealing with foreclosures 

•   Phone: (503) 227-0198
•   Toll-free: 1-855-412-8828

•   Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am - 4:30 pm


Public Benefits Hotline (LASO)

Provides legal advice and representation to low income Oregonians who are having problems with public benefits such as food stamps and social security.

•   Phone: 1-800-520-5292

Renters' Rights Hotline (Community Alliance of Tenants)

Provides information about tenant rights

•   Phone: (503) 288-0130
•   Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, &

    Sat, 1-5 pm, Tue, 6-8 pm


Child Support Hotline

Statewide service for low income persons who are having problems paying or receiving child support

•   Phone: 1-800-383-1222
•   Hours: Mon, 1 pm - 4 pm; 
    Thur, 9 am - 12 pm


Child Abuse Reporting Hotline

Available 24 hours a day

•   Phone: (503) 731-3100
•   Toll free: 1-800-509-5439 


Call to Safety

24-hour crisis line for survivors of domestic or sexual violence

•   Phone: (503) 235-5333
•   Toll free: 1-888-235-5333


Project UNICA Crisis Line

24-hour Spanish language crisis line for survivors of domestic or sexual violence

•   Phone: (503) 232-4448
•   Toll free: 1-888-232-4448

Hiring a Lawyer

Below are some informational resources on researching, interviewing, and hiring lawyers.

•   Hiring a Lawyer
    (Oregon State Bar)

•   Working with a Lawyer
    (Nolo)

•   FAQs about Lawyers
    (American Bar Association)