Support legal services innovation for people of modest means
The Commons Law Center is a first-of-its-kind program in Oregon that is building market based solutions for providing legal advice to people of modest means who don’t qualify for legal aid but are still priced out of the traditional legal services market. At the same time we are harnessing technology and modern business practices to build new models for delivering legal services at scale, while providing employment opportunities and practical skills training to new lawyers.
We are raising a charitable seed fund to support the hiring of our first fellows who will provide sliding scale family law services, startup advice to community-based entrepreneurs and nonprofits, and estate planning services for clients of modest means whose beneficiaries might otherwise rely solely on public assistance. We’re already helping dozens of people in these areas—people whose stories you can read about below—but we need your help to scale our impact and broaden our scope of services.
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The seed fund for lift off only happens once. One billable hour from 300 lawyers raises it all. Yes, we are a 501(c)(3).
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host a CLE
Reserve your conference room for our one-credit Access to Justice CLE, over coffee, brownbag lunch, or happy hour.
Learn about the role macro-economics and implicit bias play in the access gap, and emerging trends to address it.