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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Justice Trivia

CEJ's Associates Committee and the MBA YLS co-sponsored a successful Justice Trivia (pub trivia) night at Kell's in Portland on April 12. More than 100 young lawyers and legal staff attended for a fun evening in support of legal aid. Two-time Laf-Off champion (and DOJ attorney) Heather Weigler acted as celebrity host and emcee. Read more and see pictures 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.

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.

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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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