Legal Services for Students
ASUO Student Legal Services is a student-funded office that provides legal advice and representation to eligible University of Oregon students.
Legal Services for Employees
For legal matters that arise outside of the course and scope of employment at the university, employees are entitled to a free 30-minute telephone consultation with an attorney through the University of Oregon’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with Cascade Centers. For ongoing services, employees are entitled to a 25% reduction from the referred attorney's normal rate. Cascade Centers also provides many free and fillable legal forms, including wills, complaint letters, and sale of goods templates.
The Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) has a variety of programs to assist the public in finding the right lawyer. Members of the public are entitled to an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes at a cost not to exceed $35. The Oregon State Bar also provides reduced cost legal services through the Modest Means Program. To apply, contact the Oregon State Bar.
UO Law Clinics
Oregon Law's clinics connect law students with organizations around campus and in the community to gain experience in practicing law in a variety of contexts. Whether a student's focus is on gaining generally applicable practice skills or on developing expertise in a particular substantive area, Oregon Law's clinics provide invaluable experience.
Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center
Lane County Legal Aid provides civil legal assistance to persons in economic and social need in Lane County, Oregon.
In addition to these resources, the Office of the General Counsel is familiar with the legal resources available in the Eugene area (and beyond) and we are happy to recommend outside attorneys. Note that the university would play no role in such an engagement, and the employee would need to make his or her own arrangements, including fee arrangements, with the outside attorney directly.