American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon The ACLU of Oregon is an advocacy organization dedicated to preserving and advancing civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU-OR is organized as a private, non-profit, membership organization with more than 10,000 members and a staff of ten. The ACLU-OR has offices in Portland and Eugene, and active chapters in Southern Oregon (Jackson, Josephine, & Klamath counties), Benton-Linn and Lane counties.
American Immigration Lawyers Association The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
Causa Causa is Oregon’s statewide Latino immigrant rights organization. Causa works to defend and advance immigrant rights by coordinating with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. We are the largest Latino civil and human rights organization in the Pacific Northwest.
Immigration Advocates Network The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative effort of leading immigrants' rights organizations designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them. IAN promotes more effective and efficient communication, collaboration, and services among immigration advocates and organizations by providing free, easily accessible and comprehensive online resources and tools.
Legal Aid Services of Oregon is a nonprofit organization that provides representation on civil cases to low-income clients throughout Oregon. The mission of Legal Aid Services of Oregon is to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.
Metropolitan Public Defender Metropolitan Public Defender (MPD) is a multi-county, non-profit public defender handling every type and level of criminal and juvenile case, from misdemeanors to capital cases and delinquencies to dependencies. MPD is the largest public defender in the state with approximately 150,000 cases annually.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) promotes justice for low-income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status. NWIRP focuses on providing direct legal services, supported by education and public policy work.
Oregon Capital Resource Center The Oregon Capital Resource Center is dedicated to facilitating and coordinating high quality legal representation in death penalty cases in Oregon. The Center serves as a resource, advocacy, and training center for attorneys, mitigation specialists, and investigators representing capital clients in pre-trial, trial, and post-conviction death penalty cases, and provides direct representation in capital cases. The Center is available for consultation and to provide assistance in every capitally charged felony case and cases in which a death sentence has been returned.
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association OCDLA guards against the erosion of all citizens' rights, protecting and strengthening the constitution, improving the administration of justice, and promoting public awareness of the function and duties of criminal defense practitioners.
Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) evolved out of the Oregon Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, which was organized in 1983. OADP is incorporated in the State of Oregon as a non-profit organization with the purpose of research and education on the effectiveness of the death penalty and its alternatives.
Oregon State Bar The Oregon State Bar (OSB) was established in 1935 by the Oregon Legislative Assembly to license and discipline lawyers, regulate the practice of law and provide a variety of services to bar members and the public. The bar is a public corporation and an instrumentality of the Oregon Judicial Department, funded by membership and program fees. It is not a state agency and does not receive any financial support or taxpayer dollars from the state’s general fund.
Portland National Lawyers Guild Portland NLG is dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. Through its members–lawyers, law students, jailhouse lawyers and legal workers united in chapters and committees–the Guild works locally, nationally and internationally as an effective political and social force in the service of the people.