Pro Bono Project
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.
Clients meet one-on-one with business attorneys who specialize in various areas of corporate law. The SBLC matches attorneys with clients needing services within the attorney’s area of expertise.
Pro Bono Project is two Fridays and one Wednesday evening project each month. 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
- August 28th
- September 9th (Wednesday evening)
- September 18th
- September 25th
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
Clients may call the general number, 503-768-6940.
Attorneys, please contact Julieanna Elegant, Assistant Director: 503-768-6947, firstname.lastname@example.org