For the Public

The Multnomah Bar Association cannot answer legal questions, provide legal assistance or refer you to an attorney. Please consider the following legal resources available in the community.

Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service: Available 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 503.684.3763 or visit the OSB website for details. Free legal information for Oregonians. Resources include downloadable pamphlets and lists of legal services available to the public. Available in nine languages.
Legal Aid Services of Oregon: Serves people with low income and seniors. Call the Multnomah County office at 503.224.4086 or visit the LASO website for more information or to contact a branch outside of Multnomah County.​​
Commons Law Center: Provides various low-cost legal services for individuals who earn less than 400% of the federal income guidelines (e.g. family of 1 that makes $48,560). They also provide a great legal resource list for legal nonprofits/ pro bono attorneys in Portland.


There are a number of publications available for reference. Click on the following titles to view or download the PDF.

Youth Faces the Law: A Juvenile Rights handbook

This is an excellent resource for anyone who works with youth. It offers practical legal information for minors and resources available to them. The handbook is available in both English and Spanish.

Domestic Violence: A Guide to Your Rights

This handbook was designed to provide victims of domestic violence and service providers with information about domestic violence, available resources and victims' legal rights. The handbook is available in both English and Spanish.

League of Women Voters' Pamphlet:

The Trial Jury In Oregon's State Courts: Where Oregonians share the power and the responsibility.

Trial by jury is a right established in both the United States Constitution and the Oregon Constitution. Citizens who serve as jurors bring life to the constitutional right to trial by jury. This pamphlet presents a very general overview of a juror's role in Oregon state trial courts.