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Multnomah County Legal Services Day

“It`s incredibly empowering for participants,” said Leni Tupper, PCC paralegal instructor. “Fines and fees can be a major barrier to finding housing or employment, or to education.” Going to court can be stressful. Whether you`re seeking an injunction or have other court cases, this video will show you step-by-step what to expect on your hearing date. Please seek legal advice in advance. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, please contact Legal Aid to find out if you are eligible for services. “We are grateful to the county, Multnomah DA, PCC and Rosewood Initiative for working with us to ensure that vulnerable people in our community are supported when needed,” said Domingo-Foraste. I was at CCP today and Legal Services Day was cancelled due to the coronavirus. I don`t know what to do now. I can`t find anything about it online. The Oregon Legal Aid Services Portland Regional Office serves Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah, Sherman and Wasco counties.

Check-in times are Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 17:00. Our services cover the following areas of law: family law, state benefits, homelessness law, housing law, senior issues, individual tax matters, other legal issues and free legal clinics. We also operate a Public Benefits Helpline at 1-800-520-5292. Legal Aid has interpreters for Spanish and American Sign Language and will arrange interpreters for other limited English speakers. If you need an interpreter or use a TTD, call (503) 224-4086 or come to our office to make a future appointment. In addition to the services provided by our office, Spanish speakers can be accommodated at El Programma Hispano in Gresham. For more information, call (503) 669-8350 Oregon Legal Aid Services Website: lasoregon.org The last Legal Services Day was held on August 19, 2019 at the Rosewood Initiative. At this event, 177 people were examined and 146 appeared before a judge or had completed suppression documents and received examinations, advice and legal services.

Together, 736 cases were resolved. A total of $456,746 in fines and costs were waived. General Housing: Advice and limited representation in landlord-tenant issues such as illegal ownership of rental property, landlord shutdowns of utilities, illegal lockouts or self-help evictions. Fair Housing: Advising, supporting and representing people who believe they have been discriminated against because of race, colour, creed, nationality, disability, family relationships, marital status, sex, source of income, gender identity, age or sexual orientation. Subsidized housing: advising, assisting, and representing applicants or tenants in government-sponsored programs, such as those run or funded by the Portland Housing Authority, such as the Section 8 Rent Subsidy Program; Advice and representation through the phases of judicial eviction with state-subsidized housing. “I was overwhelmed by their dedication and enthusiasm,” she said. “They need to serve the community, learn how the process works, and network with experienced lawyers. In addition to the services provided by our office, Spanish speakers can be accommodated at El Programma Hispano in Gresham. For more information, call (503) 669-8350. “The burden of legal fees hits the poor and communities of color hardest,” Tupper said. “It can get people to a place they can`t get out of, even if they`re training there and doing their best.

Legal Services Day really helps to minimize the criminalization of poverty. Last month, Legal Services Day was held on Portland Community College`s Cascade campus to help low-income community members get off the mountain. The event is a collaboration between the Multnomah County District Attorney`s Office, the Multnomah County Circuit Court and the Metropolitan Public Defender`s Community Law Division. It restores the functionality of a real courtroom to waive fines and unpaid fees for community service. Its staff was made up entirely of volunteers, including PCC judges, lawyers, staff and student paralegals. Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann cited the county`s early involvement in the project, showing that the Rosewood Initiative is well positioned to serve likely participants in Legal Services Day. The information provided on this website is for general educational purposes only; It is not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. If you have legal questions, contact a lawyer, the police, or the district attorney`s office. The inclusion of any program or organization in the list of resources on this website does not constitute an endorsement of that program or organization.

Legal Services Day was the first time PCC hosted the event. It will now be held twice a year (March and September) at the CCP and will accommodate up to 120 people each. The event provided free legal advice to 92 CCP students and community members and waived tens of thousands of dollars in penalties and court costs. Trained lawyers available 24/7 to speak confidentially with someone looking for domestic violence, an unhealthy relationship, or just resources. Tupper said it was a great experience for her students, who were an integral part of the process as volunteers. The program was launched in June 2017 and gives qualified individuals the opportunity to erase their criminal records of relatively minor crimes and crimes that may still block access to work and housing. Since the program`s inception, more than $1.5 million in penalties and court costs have been waived in exchange for 20,603 hours of community service. The nonprofit Rosewood Initiative at 16126 S.E.

Stark St. provides the framework on Feb. 14 for people to meet with a lawyer and get waived fines and fees if they prove they did community service or treatment. Participants can also see if they are allowed to delete old cases and process pending arrest warrants. For more information on utilities, call (800) 520-5292. The Rosewood Initiative was chosen as the venue for both events, in part because of data on Multnomah County generated by a national project of the Economic Mobility Leadership Network. It partners with the National Equity Atlas to analyze demographic, income, and other information about residents of neighborhoods and census areas across the country. Step 3: Ask the nonprofit you worked for or your treatment provider for a letterhead with their contact information showing how many hours you worked and when. What an amazing, inspiring and incredibly creative solution. Well done! Government Benefits Act: Advise and represent individuals who have problems with cash assistance, medical programs, or other government benefit programs, such as: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance (GA), Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, JOBS Program, Oregon Health Plan, Temporary Survivors of Domestic Violence (TADVS), Medicaid, Medicare, Daycare Payments, Vocational Rehabilitation, or Unemployment Benefit. Call the statewide Legal Aid Helpline at (800) 520-5292.

Other civil matters: Legal aid also accepts a limited number of cases involving special education, police misconduct, discrimination based on race, disability, gender or sexual orientation, and other individual rights cases. We can only select 60 people per month. Those who have not been selected for that month can register their name in the pool the following month. We cannot guarantee that you will be selected. Only those who meet income requirements, those with eligible fines, and those who have not attended a Legal Services Day event in the past 18 months are eligible. There are only 130 open positions for this event, so early registration is essential. This content was published on April 1, 2019. Phone numbers, email addresses, and other information may have changed. These include drug and alcohol treatment or parenting classes lasting up to 80 hours. If they reach the maximum, all penalties and unpaid legal fees of a participant will be cancelled.