The Oregon State Bar has established several programs to help you 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.
Call the LRS between the normal office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday. You can also visit the website for the State Bar of Oregon to find the Online Referral Request Form.
If you want to find an attorney in Portland or any other part of the State of Oregon, then consider the public service programs established by the State Bar of Oregon. These non-profit community based services provide an alterntive to searching the internet for an attorney or using an online attorney directory.