Justice Heals

When you support CEJ, you make a difference for low-income and elderly Oregonians all across the state. Your support helps legal aid serve people with the most critical legal needs—food, shelter, medical care, income maintenance, and physical safety. About forty percent of legal aid’s cases involve family law, usually helping victims of domestic violence, and almost eighty percent of legal aid’s clients are women, most with children to support. Join us in supporting legal aid in Oregon!

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Party Under the Stars

CEJ's new/young lawyer event, Party Under the Stars, was held on September 13 at Stoel Rives' beautiful indoor/outdoor conference space. About 90 attendees learned more about legal aid, heard a client story from a legal aid lawyer, enjoyed pizza and beverages, and socialized with friends and colleagues.


You may see photos from the event on our events page or our Facebook page.

Marion-Polk Luncheon

On September 13, CEJ held our 22nd annual Marion-Polk luncheon, with 250 members of the Salem-area legal community attending. Justice Adrienne Nelson gave remarks on the importance of equal access to justice. Luncheon attendees raised an amazing $47,996, well above what was raised at last year's event, bringing this year's Marion-Polk total so far to $52,700!

You may see photos from the event on our events page or our Facebook page.

Legal aid is an essential service in Marion and Polk Counties and all over the state. Your support at the luncheon and beyond helps to create a more fair legal system and address unmet legal needs. By giving back to our profession, we affirm the belief that justice for all is a right, not a privilege.

Raffle for Justice

CEJ's Raffle for Justice was a resounding success. You helped to raise almost $6700 for legal aid in Oregon!Here is a list of the winners:
  • Dog Days - Gift Basket for A Good Dog (Donated by Smith Freed & Eberhard)
    • JORDANA LOUGHRAN
  • Pacific Northwest Care Package – featuring items from Jacobsen Salt Co. and Parcel (Donated by Tonkon Torp)
    • JULIE SAMPLES
  • Specialty Wine Basket (Donated by Miller Nash Graham & Dunn)
    • ANN ARMSTRONG
  • Movie and Beer Basket –  beer, movie tickets, candy, and more (Donated by Farleigh Wada Witt)
    • SARRAH CAMPBELL
  • $100 gift certificate to Besaw’s (Donated by Kell Alterman & Runstein)
    • DAVID FORAKER
  • $100 gift certificate to Fogo de Chao (Donated by Holland & Knight)
    • GINGER SKINNER
  • $100 gift certificate to Multnomah Whiskey Library (Donated by Vial Fotheringham)
    • LISA MINNER
  • $200 gift certificate to Bamboo Sushi (Donated by Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt)
    • NICK LAUREN
  • $100 gift certificate to Departure/Urban Farmer (Donated by Sussman Shank)
    • MARK WADA
  •  $100 gift certificate to Restaurant St.  Jack (Donated by Lindsay Hart)
    • LISA PARDINI
  • Pair of Trailblazer tickets (Donated by Barran Liebman)
    • DMITRIY GOLOSINSKIY
  • Family Membership to the Oregon Zoo (Donated by Bullivant Houser Bailey) 
    • DIANE BUISMAN
  • $200 gift certificate to Top Golf (Donated by Ater Wynne)
    • LAURA SCHANTZ

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Success Stories

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You & Legal Aid Helped Clara

After Clara's abuser sent her to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, legal aid helped keep her and her son safe and in their home.

Emily and kids

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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