Court-Appointed Attorney


You have the right to a court-appointed attorney if you are indigent and cannot afford to hire an attorney without substantial hardship to you or your family.

You will have to complete the application process to determine if you qualify for a court-appointed attorney under state guidelines. Applications are confidential and do not become part of the public record.

Private Attorney 

If you do not qualify for a court-appointed attorney, you may choose to privately hire an attorney to represent you for this matter. Court staff by law cannot give legal advice or refer you to any attorneys.

Additional Assistance

If you need assistance locating an attorney, contact the Oregon Bar Referral at 800-452-7636.