• 27th Annual Awards Luncheon

On February 21, about 450 members of the Oregon legal community braved the snow and gathered to celebrate our shared support for legal aid throughout the state. Thank you to all who joined us! Those receiving awards were Noam Amir-Brownstein, Cynda Herbold, Ater Wynne, Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, and Larkins Vacura Kayser. We also honored David Thornburgh, retiring Executive Director of the Oregon Law Center, for his more than 40 years of service to legal aid in Oregon.

You can see pictures from the event here.


  • Justice and Equity Cup Results

Seven years ago, the Oregon State Bar and the Campaign for Equal Justice joined together to recognize the regions around the state with exemplary support for the Campaign. The prize: two traveling trophies, the Equity Cup and the Justice Cup. The Justice Cup is awarded to the region with the highest percent of lawyers giving to the Campaign. The Equity Cup is awarded to the region with the best improvement in participation, once they hit at least a 10% threshold.

We're proud to announce that Jackson County has claimed this year's Justice Cup and Lane County has taken home the Equity Cup! Congratulations to both regions. Read more here.

  • Justice Trivia Events Coming Up

CEJ's Associates Committee will be presenting Justice Trivia (pub trivia) events in both Portland and Salem in April. The Portland event has already been scheduled for April 12 at Kell's Irish Pub, with 2-time Laf-Off champion (and DOJ attorney) Heather Weigler acting as celebrity host and emcee. Read more and register here.

The Salem event date will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more details!

Annual Fund Progress


You & Legal Aid Helped Joan & Matty

When "Joan" faced eviction after her abuser harrassed her at her apartment complex, legal aid helped keep her and "Matty" in their home.

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You & Legal Aid Helped Emily

Emily's husband was violent and the violence was escalating. Legal aid helped guide Emily through the restraining order process.

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You & Legal Aid Helped Steve

When "Steve's" landlord shut off the boiler, leaving all the tenants without heat for eight months, legal aid helped them assert their rights.

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