Pro Bono Work
Our firm is committed to pro bono legal service with our dollars and our attorney time. In 1991, Schwabe became the founder, and provided the funding for, a low-income legal clinic which serves the Latino population in east Multnomah County. Every year since, attorneys from our firm have volunteered their time to help these low-income clients in our offices on a weekly basis.
Today the program is coordinated in partnership with the Oregon Law Center, an independent nonprofit organization that provides staff assistance and Spanish translation services to our volunteer attorneys.
Our attorneys provide substantial legal assistance to help more than 100 pro bono clients per year get their homes back, address automobile obligation and collections issues, and solve problems relating to individual civil rights.
We also support a low-income housing legal clinic in Seattle, The Legal Action Center, with funding and volunteer efforts, from our Seattle office attorneys. Our Seattle attorneys also work on a wide range of pro bono efforts from political asylum cases with local immigration clinics to civil rights cases with the ACLU of Washington.
If you are low income and in the State of Oregon and need assistance with your legal problem, please contact the Oregon Law Center at 1-800-672-4919, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The law center will listen to your legal issue and schedule an interview if they can help. If not, they will refer you to organizations that may be able to help you.
Personas de bajos recursos que necesiten asistencia con asuntos legales, favor de ponerse en contacto con el Centro de Derechos de Oregon (Oregon Law Center) al 503-295-2760 durante horas de consulta, entre 9:00 a.m. y 4:30 p.m. de lunes a viernes. Allí podrá explicar su situación y, de podérsele ofrecer ayuda, El Centro de Derechos le dará cita para asesorarlo. De no ser el caso, se le referirá a otras organizaciones que tal vez puedan ayudarlo con su asunto legal.
For more information about the clinics:
Portland Legal Clinic
El Programa Hispano
Seattle Legal Clinic