Our Programs. Our Community.
Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center uses a variety of resources to deliver legal services. In some cases, these resources are channeled through special programs to meet particular needs. Each of these programs is a part of Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center, and each has its own focus.
Survivors Justice Center
The Survivors Justice Center is the successor to the Stop Violence Against Women Project (SVAWP), and was formerly associated with the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University Of Oregon School of Law. The mission of the Survivors Justice Center is to provide legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Senior Law Service
Senior Law Service is one of our longest-running programs, and is dedicated to providing access to justice for people over 60. By placing volunteer attorneys directly into the community via a network of senior centers, Senior Law Service makes every effort to connect Lane County seniors with the legal help they need. In addition, a Senior Law staff attorney handles certain matters that relate especially closely to our program priorities.
The Civil Clinic is a partnership between Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center and the University of Oregon School of Law. Under this program, third-year law students receive instruction in lawyering skills, and then apply those skills to provide legal services to Legal Aid clients, under the supervision of a Legal Aid attorney. Many of our core services are delivered through this program, and many practicing attorneys have benefited from the experience.