St. Andrew Legal Clinic
St. Andrew Legal Clinic works to uphold the principle that access to legal representation should be a fundamental right, not a privilege limited to a select few. Our primary focus is to offer affordable legal services to individuals who fall within the gap of not qualifying for free legal services yet cannot afford to hire an expensive private attorney to navigate the intricate and daunting legal system. We operate on the belief that no one should be locked out of the legal system based on their income, race, spiritual belief, sex, gender, mental health, disability, and/or national origin.
Bottom Line for Portland
For 44 years, our unwavering commitment has been directed towards empowering and supporting marginalized communities, ensuring their access to essential legal representation. At the heart of our mission lies a fundamental belief: by transforming the lives of our clients, we are catalyzing positive change in the broader community. We are not just legal advocates, we are champions of justice, dedicated to dismantling systemic inequities in the legal landscape. SALC stands as a beacon of hope for those unable to secure legal counsel, offering a lifeline to individuals in need. We safeguard our clients' rights and empower them to navigate the complexities of the legal system with unwavering confidence.
“I was in a very desperate moment in my life, since I had spent 37 years in an abusive marriage, and I was planning to leave. Throughout my work with St. Andrew Legal Clinic, I felt very sheltered. I felt at peace in my heart, feeling that now there were people who were really going to help me."
~Blanca Casillas, former client
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our work representing clients from marginalized communities is a powerful way to address the root causes of systems of oppression. Marginalized communities often lack the financial resources to access legal representation. SALC ensures that individuals who may have been oppressed due to systemic barriers have access to the justice system. Our work contributes to a more equitable society. Throughout our representation, SALC attorneys strive to center the voices of our clients in order to expose systemic biases within the legal system itself. Our goal is to represent as many underserved and financially disadvantaged clients as possible. SALC believes the cumulative effect of many such legal interventions can have a significant impact on dismantling oppressive systems over time
We are giving away cake on Giving Tuesday! Every person who donates on November 28, 2023- December 1, 2023 will receive a free Bundtlet from Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Cobalt Painting generously supports SALC by not only providing sponsorship but also dedicating their personal time through volunteering efforts.
Family Skillbuilders and SALC are working collaboratively to provide comprehensive support, education, and resources to empower families in need. Together, we strive to break the cycle of poverty, strengthen family bonds, and promote long-term stability. Through our shared commitment and dedication, we believe that we can make a meaningful difference and create lasting positive change for the families we serve, ultimately building a stronger, more resilient community for generations to come.
Year Founded: 1979
Tax ID: 93-0739368
St. Andrew Legal Clinic is in the Civil & Human Rights category which is sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine.
They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.