What's Happening in the World of Legal Aid
2012 AND EARLIER
Beverly Pearman of Stoel Rives Named President of Oregon Law Center Board
Lane County Bar Association First Recipient of CEJ's Justice Cup
LASO Appoints New Executive Director
Funding Cuts Force Closure of Oregon City Legal Aid Office
Funding Cuts Force Legal Aid Layoffs
The Campaign for Equal Justice wrapped up its 2009 fund drive in March, 2010 and Oregon lawyers once again answered the question “Do You Believe in Justice?” by contributing $1 million to support legal aid.
Legal Aid Services hosts clinics in response to growing demand for bankruptcy legal advice.
Like many organizations trying to keep up with increasing needs caused by the recession, Legal Aid is struggling to keep up with more requests for services.
"Fasten Your Seat Belts — It’s Been a Bumpy Ride," a bus tour exploring historic sites of discrimination in Portland, brings the past to life with its narrative on pertinent historical laws and events.
The Legal Services Corporation joined the nation in mourning the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) last week, a champion for the poor and underprivileged and a leader in the effort to establish and maintain a strong federal role in providing civil legal aid to low-income Americans.
Wilcox Farms Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Retaliation Suit. Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Services of Oregon represented victim, who was forced to quit to escape abusive supervisor.
Some people covered by both Medicare and Medicaid (because they have low incomes and are disabled or over 64) still have trouble finding doctors or buying prescriptions -- proof that expanding insurance coverage isn't enough to lower costs or improve health care.
Leslie Kay, director of Multnomah County Legal Aid, will lead the 4,400 attorney organization for the upcoming year.
Low-income Oregonians struggle to pay back thousands of dollars in food stamp “overpayments” caused by DHS case workers wrongly calculating benefits.
The Community Development Law Center, a program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon, provided over 3 years of legal assistance on the development and funding of Plaza Los Robles.
Senate appropriators recently agreed to lift almost all restrictions on how legal aid offices may use non-federal funds and have given legal aid lawyers the right to seek reimbursement of attorneys’ fees in litigation underwritten with non-federal money.
Legal aid societies across the country are being overwhelmed by growing numbers of poor and unemployed Americans. Tony Pugh reports on the dramatic impact of the recession on the delivery system for civil legal aid.
The Oregon legislature showed its commitment to civil legal services for low-income residents through the passage of two bills including a general fund biennial appropriation of $1 million for legal services.
The Legal Services Corporation held a board meeting in Portland on April 24th & 25th, 2009. The Board visited the Portland LASO office and learned more about services LASO offers to migrant farmworkers and Native Americans.
The Legal Services Corporation presented pro bono awards to five members of Oregon’s legal community. Awards presented to George Galloway, Lisa Neal-Graves, Paul Saucy, the Honorable Elizabeth Perris & Evans Van Buren.
The Oregon Legislature is working on Senate Bill 952, a law that would protect tenants living in homes that are in danger of being foreclosed.
Guest opinion by Helaine Barnett about the importance of legal aid and the need to keep working towards equal access to justice for all.