Pro Bono Projects

Interested in exciting new pro bono projects?  Consider these from Legal Aid Services of Oregon:

Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Portland Regional Office
Pro Bono Projects:

Bankruptcy Clinic.  The Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section and LASO sponsor this project. The project consists of two components, a bankruptcy class and a legal clinic during which volunteer attorneys each meet with two clients for 30-minute appointments.  Anyone may attend the 45-minute class, which is taught by a member of the bankruptcy bar or bench.  Volunteer attorneys meet with clients, help them assess whether bankruptcy is appropriate, and if so, provide ongoing representation.  The monthly clinic is held from 6:15-9:00 p.m. and alternates between sites in Beaverton, east Portland and downtown Portland.  12-15 attorneys, one mentor and one speaker are typically scheduled for each clinic.

The Bankruptcy Clinic classes are held once a month on Wednesday evening from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at one of the three locations listed below. Scheduled attorney appointment follow the class. No childcare is available.

Downtown Portland location
First United Methodist Church
1838 SW Jefferson St., Collins Hall
Portland, OR 97201

East Portland location
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th
Portland, OR 97212

Beaverton location
City Hall Building
12725 SW Millikan Way
3rd floor training room
Beaverton, OR 97005

2017 Clinic Schedule:

Date                          Location

January 18              Downtown Portland

February 22            East Portland

March 15                 Beaverton

April  19                   Downtown Portland

May 17                     East Portland

June 21                    Beaverton

July  19                     Downtown Portland

August                      No Clinic

September 20        Beaverton

October  18            Downtown Portland

November  15       East Portland

December                No Clinic


Senior Law Project.  The Senior Law Project consists of 25 monthly legal clinics held at nine senior center locations in Multnomah County.  Volunteer lawyers meet with clients who are 60 or over (or who are married to someone 60 or over).  The lawyers provide 30-minute consultations, on any civil legal issues, for up to six clients per clinic.  All clients 60 or over are eligible for a free 30-minute consultation, regardless of their income.  SLP volunteers provide continuing pro bono services for only those clients who meet LASO’s financial eligibility requirements.  LASO coordinates a monthly Elder Law Discussion Group to provide information and support.

YWCA/ East County
600 NE 8th St, Room 100
Gresham, OR  97030
(503) 721.6771
2nd & 4th Fridays 1 – 4 pm


Neighborhood House (Downtown)

1032 SW Main St.
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 295-0044
2nd & 4th Thursdays 1 – 4 pm

Friendly House

2617 NW Savier St.
Portland, OR  97209
(503) 224-2640
1st & 3rd Thursdays 9 am – noon

 Hollywood Senior Center

1820 NE 40th
Portland, OR  97212
(503) 288-8303
Fridays 9 am – noon



740 SE 106th
Portland, OR  97216
(503) 234-1541
Thursdays 1 – 4 pm


Neighborhood House (Southwest)

7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR  97219
(503) 244-5204
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 9 am – noon

 North Senior Services

9009 N. Foss
Portland, OR  97217
(503) 288-8303
1st 7 3rd Tuesdays 9 am – noon

Impact NW SE Portland

4610 SE Belmont
Portland, OR  97215
(503) 721.6760
Wednesdays 10 am – 1 pm

Urban League Multi-Cultural Senior Center

5325 NE MLK Blvd
Portland, OR  97211
(503) 280-2600
2nd, 3rd 4th Tuesdays 1-4 pm


ProBonoOregon Listserv.  Legal service offices around the state post cases to this listserv one time per week. An attorney who is interested in accepting a pro bono opportunity contacts the listing office for full case information. Listings include the area of law, type of case, assistance expected and a brief description of the issue. Conflict information is discussed with interested attorneys when they contact the listing office.  This project allows pro bono attorneys to take a pro bono case when it fits best with their schedule. Sign up for the listserv on Legal Aid’s website,


Any attorney who is interested in pro bono opportunities in a specific area of law or case type, please contact Jill Mallery at Legal Aid Services of Oregon in the Portland Regional Office at [email protected] or 503.224.4086.