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THANKS TO YOU, CELINE CAN GO TO SCHOOL & GET MEDICAL CARE

See Celine's story below.

Nine-year-old Celine was dropped off for a weekend with her grandmother, Victoria. On Sunday, Celine’s mom did not return for her. As the weeks stretched into months, Victoria realized that Celine’s mom wasn’t coming back. Celine had no legal guardian to sign important papers, including consent to medical care. When Victoria went to enroll Celine in school, she was turned away.  The school put Victoria in touch with legal aid.

Legal aid helped Victoria go through the process of trying to find Celine’s parents. They put notices in papers and sent letters to old addresses, but they got no response. Legal aid then prepared a “relative caregiver affidavit” naming Victoria Celine’s legal guardian, a process made possible by a new Oregon law. With the guardianship approved, Celine is able to get medical care and is enrolled in school — thanks to legal aid.

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CEJ NEWS

  • CEJ's 24th Annual Awards Luncheon will be held on February 18, 2015. Register here!

  • The race for the Justice Cup and Equity Cup is getting exciting -- help your region claim a trophy this year!

  • Thanks to all of our supporters for helping to break the $1 million mark on New Year's Eve! We still have a way to go to get to our $1.2 million goal - please help spread the word.

  • The Jackson County Luncheon was held on December 5, 2014. About 100 lawyers attended, and Jackson County has raised just over $20,000 for legal aid so far this annual fund drive! See pictures from the luncheon here.

  • You helped CEJ raise more than $6,000 on #GivingTuesday! Thank you for your support. You can still check out all of our #UNSelfies here.

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