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Pro Bono Project

The SBLC’s Pro Bono Project is an Oregon State Bar certified pro bono program. Around 300 attorneys have volunteered through our Pro Bono Project since in September 2006.

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 one or 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.

Due to grant restrictions, we are only able to help for-profit businesses through this program. Non-profit businesses, please see the Intern Program & the Fee for Service Program.

Upcoming Pro Bono Project Dates

  • February 9th
  • February 23rd
  • February 28th
  • March 9th
  • March 14th
  • March 23rd

Sign Up

Attorneys, please contact Julieanna Elegant, Executive Director, 503-768 6947, Clients may fill out the client intake form or call the general number, 503-768-6940, if they have questions.

Use the Disposition Form above once an attorney has completed a matter.  

Disposition Form 


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