The Roseburg Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon offers free legal services to clients with incomes under 125% of the federal poverty guidelines, and to seniors. We give legal advice and representation on a broad range of urgent civil matters, including family law and protection from domestic violence, housing law and homelessness, healthcare, public benefits, and disabilities. Our mission is to achieve justice for the low income communities in Douglas County by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.
Over 15,000 low income people in Douglas Count qualify for our services, and about 125 people walk through our doors or call our office each month. We provide advice and representation to over 1,000 people each year.
Most applicants receive some type of legal advice, information, or appropriate referral during the application process.
Clients who have cases representative of problems faced by many people, who are unable to represent themselves, or have particularly egregious legal problems may receive full representation. We consider the merits of these cases, their impact on clients, and each client's ability to reach a positive outcome without an attorney.
Divorce: We offer a monthly divorce class for clients with and without children. We provide forms, meet with clients to review the forms, and give individual advice to clients who have taken our class.
Custody/Parenting Time: We offer a monthly custody/parenting time class for unmarried clients. We provide forms, meet with clients to review the forms, and give individual advice to clients who have taken our class.
Advance Directives: This class is offered every six weeks to teach clients about Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives.
We provide legal advice, referral, and representation to clients 60 years of age and over, regardless of income, on a broad range of legal isues.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
We offer help with problems including IRS Audits, Innocent/Injured Spouse Relief, tax debt, Earned Income Tax Credit Denials, and other controversies with the IRS.
In addition, LASO’s Multnomah County office helps low-income taxpayers anywhere in the state of Oregon with tax problems. Most tax cases can be handled by phone and fax or mail, without the need to go in person to the Portland office. Call the Portland office at 503-224-4086 or 1-888-610-8764 to see if you qualify.
Volunteer Attorney Panel
Our office coordinates free consultations for clients with local attorneys who have agreed to donate time to our program each month.
Legal Forms and Review
We provide appropriate legal forms for a variety of legal problems, and offer individual advice when necessary.
We offer printed information relevant to a wide range of legal issues such as family law, consumer law, housing law, and Social Security.