Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) provides free legal services for eligible low-income clients. The LASO Salem Regional Office has a statewide appellate referral program for cases likely to have a broad impact on access to justice issues, or cases that are likely to broadly affect low-income Oregonians, survivors of domestic violence, tenants, or other clients typically served by LASO. Appellate services include consultations with experienced attorneys and possible representation in civil and administrative appeals before the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court. You may also request LASO to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the organization. To make an appellate referral, please use the LASO Appellate Outreach Instructions and Form. For more information about appellate referrals, please contact Rachael Federico at [email protected].
The OSB Appellate Practice Section is currently recruiting OSB members to serve as members-at-large on our 2022 Executive Committee.
The Appellate Practice Section Executive Committee manages the activities of the section. Executive Committee work ranges from planning CLE programs and networking events, producing informational newsletters and other publications, tracking relevant legislation, and developing ways to increase diversity and promote inclusion to improve the practice of law and our ability to serve our community. We work closely with members of the appellate courts and Appellate Commissioner’s Office to bring opportunities for engagement between the bench and bar, assist in the management of the Oregon Appellate Court Pro Bono Program, and publish the Oregon Appellate Almanac.
Member-at-large terms are two years. They begin on January 1, 2023.
If you are interested in serving, please email a 1-2 paragraph statement of interest, including information about your experience and your particular interest in contributing to the Section, to [email protected]. Statements of interest are due by Thursday, December 1.
The Court of Appeals has adopted temporary amendments governing the process for remote and in-person oral arguments. You can find the CJO and those amendments as well as a message from the Chief Judge about those changes on the Court of Appeals website.