NEWS

  • Justice is No Joke:
    Laf-Off 2017

Save the date!

On October 13, 2017, we'll award the coveted Rubber Chicken Award for the funniest lawyer before 6:00 and after 9:00! You can find more information on how to support a comedian, who our judges will be, or how to reserve a spot at the early or late show here. We hope to see you all there!

  • CEJ's Annual Report is Here!

Thank you, Oregon lawyers! Together we raised $1,250,000 for legal aid in 2016-17. CEJ's Annual Report is hot off the press and coming soon to a mailbox near you. You can also read about all of our accomplishments in our online version.

  • Legal Aid Funding in Jeopardy

The federal budget agreement reached by Congress and signed by the president in early May maintained federal funding for civil legal aid at its current level of $385 million through September of 2017. However, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies recently released its bill for FY 2018 spending for programs within its jurisdiction, which includes the Legal Services Corporation. The bill contains only $300 million for legal aid for FY 2018, an $85 million cut from the current level. This cut would be disastrous for legal aid throughout the U.S. Read more.

2017-2018
Annual Fund Progress

SUCCESS STORIES

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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