Legal Assistance, 10 am
September 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The next Legal Assistance sessions will be held on Monday, September 9 , 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a
Legal Aid attorney, at the La Pine Senior Activity Center, located at 16450 Victory Way. To schedule
an appointment and to get more information, call Jamie Smith-Donahue at 541-536-6237.
The Council on Aging of Central Oregon and Legal Aid Services of Oregon are working together to
offer legal services to low-income older adults living in Central Oregon. These services are provided
to adults 60 years and older with preference to those in greatest social and economic need, with
particular attention to low income, minority and frail individuals.
Some of the services offered by our volunteer lawyers include assistance in the following areas:
rental issues, collection of money through small claims, creditor concerns, domestic relations issues,
and estate planning and probate issues. Lawyers meet with clients for free half hour consultations.
Seniors may retain volunteer lawyers to do additional legal work beyond the consultation for a fee if
Legal Aid Services of Oregon currently serves low-income seniors in the following priority areas:
housing, abuse protection orders, public benefits, and some defense of guardianships. Other needs
are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. There is no attorney fee for accepted cases. Intake hours
are Monday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Intake
is done in person at 20360 Empire Ave. Ste. B-3, Bend, and by phone, 541-385-6944.
The Council on Aging is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and coordination
of services for older adults throughout Central Oregon. For more information about the Council on
Aging visit their website at councilonaging.org or call 541-678-5483.