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Pro Bono Project

Clients meet one-on-one with business attorneys who specialize in various areas of corporate law through the SBLC’s Pro Bono Project. The SBLC matches attorneys with clients needing services within the attorney’s area of expertise.

The SBLC’s Pro Bono Project is an Oregon State Bar certified pro bono program. Since opening its doors in September 2006 until the August 2014, around 300 attorneys have volunteered through our Pro Bono Project.

Pro Bono Project is two Fridays each month and an occasional Wednesday evening project as well. Business attorneys from around the community volunteer to meet with clients who are pre-screened for financial eligibility.  Conflict checks are run by the attorney prior to meeting with the client.

Typically, attorneys agree to meet with two clients. At the end of the initial meeting, attorneys choose to sign either a full representation agreement or a consultation only agreement. Attorneys are sometimes able to resolve the matter during the 45-minute session.

Upcoming Pro Bono Project Dates

  • June 26th
  • July 8th (evening program)
  • July 17th

  • July 31st

Other Ways to Volunteer

  • Mentor attorneys or students who have specific questions matching your expertise
  • Speak at a Friday student seminar 
  • Speak at an educational seminar for the community 

Sign Up

Clients may call the general number, 503-768-6940.

Attorneys, please contact Julieanna Elegant, Assistant Director at: 

503-768-6947

jelegant@lclark.edu

Attorneys who have completed their representation of an SBLC client can acccess the Disposition Form to report their hours.