Legal Resources

Low-Cost Legal Resources

If you don't qualify for services from PSU SLS, or your legal matter is outside our scope, you may want to check out the following low-cost legal and self-help resources in Oregon:

General Legal Topics:


For more low-cost legal resources and self-help resources, see our listings by issue type below.


And don't forget- PSU Student Legal Services offers FREE legal help for PSU Students. Learn more about What We Do, or Request an Appointment.

Resources for Protestors:

COVID-19 Related Resources:

COVID-19 Tenant Protections

COVID-19 Consumer Protections

COVID-19 Employment Protections

COVID-19 Resources for PSU Students & Community

Legal Resources by issue type

Bankruptcy Resources

Consumer Law Resources

  • This website by the Federal Trade Commission provides useful information about identity theft, as well as consumer credit reports and numerous other consumer issues. 
  • This website by the Oregon Insurance Division provides basic information about automobile insurance. Go to Insurance for Consumers. 
  • This website by the Oregon Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Division. Go to Consumer Protection and choose from the drop-down list of topics. 
  • This website by the Federal Trade Commission allows you to join the Do Not Call Registry to stop telephone calls from telemarketers.
  • This website provides basic instructions to Oregon employers about wage garnishment. Go to Technical Assistance for Employers Garnishments.
  • Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service (503-684-3763 or 800-4525-7636). The Oregon State Bar may be able to refer you to an attorney for a low-cost consultation regarding a consumer issue. 

Criminal Law

  • Metropolitan Public Defender - A nonprofit law firm which provides legal assistance to individuals with criminal matters. Also holds an expungement clinic periodically call for details). Has offices in Portland and Hillsboro.

Domestic/Interpersonal Violence:

Estate Planning and Wills:

Expungement (sealing of criminal records):

    Family Law Resources:


    Landlord/Tenant Law