BARRIERS TO JUSTICE
Legal Needs Study
With the support of the Oregon Department of Justice, the 2018 Civil Legal Needs Study was commissioned by the Oregon Law Foundation, Oregon State Bar, Oregon Judicial Department, Campaign for Equal Justice, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, and the Oregon Law Center to assess the current ability of low-income individuals to access the civil justice system. The findings were stark. Go to OLF's website to read the study and learn more about what you can do to help.
Legal Problems are Widespread: 75% of survey participants live in a household that experienced a legal problem in the previous 12 months.
Legal Problems Multiply: 5.4 legal problems were suffered by the typical low-income household in Oregon in the last 12 months.
The Need for Legal Aid Outpaces Resources: 84% of people with a legal problem did not receive legal help of any kind.
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.
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.
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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