The Oregon State Bar has established several programs to help the public find an attorney including a Lawyer Referral Service, Modest Means Program, Military Assistance Panel, and Problem Solvers. The Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service ("LRS") helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney.
When you call the LRS, a trained staff person will ask you a few questions to determine the type of attorney needed. The staff person then selects an attorney on a rotating basis among lawyers on the list divided up according to the areas of law and geographical area needed. The service can also help you find an attorney that is bilingual or speaks Spanish.
After you receive the referral, you are free to contact the attorney directory to schedule an initial consultation. The maximum fee for a 30 minute consultation with the attorney is $35.
During the consultation, you can discuss your legal problem with the attorney as well as the attorney fees required for any additional services needed.
The attorneys that participate on the LRS panels have been screened to make sure they do not have an current disciplinary proceeding pending, carry malpractice insurance, and agree to follow certain standards for customer service.