Portland Area Bankruptcy Clinic

Debtors, please do not call committee chairs about clinics and forms. Call Legal Aid at 503-224-4086.

Rich Parker, Chair
Parker, Butte & Lane, P.C.
1336 E. Burnside Street, Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97214
Phone: 503-241-1320
Fax: 503-323-9058
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.pbl.net

The Bankruptcy Clinic is a free service provided by the lawyers of the Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section in partnership with Legal Aid Services of Oregon. The clinic is held once a month and consists of a class available to everyone, and attorney appointments which must be arranged in advance. (Clinic services are limited to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy only)

2023 Schedule

The Bankruptcy Clinic classes are held on Wednesday evenings. The clinic begins at 5:30 with a 45 minute class for consumers. Following the class at 6:15 PM pre-screened clients meet with pro bono attorneys. Each attorney meets with two clients for about 30 minutes each. Follow up work is done outside of the clinic. There is no child-care available. Exact dates for 2021 are:

Downtown Portland
(First United Methodist Church 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland)

July 20, 2023 – Legal Clinic

East Portland
(Hollywood Senior Center 1820 NE 40th, Portland)

November 9, 2023 – Legal Clinic

(Office of Todd Trierweiler & Associates 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300)

June 22, 2023 – Legal Clinic
September 14, 2023 – Legal Clinic


There are no eligibility requirements for participation in the Bankruptcy Clinic class. However, appointments are available only to clients who live in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill Counties, and who meet the Legal Aid income requirements. Those requirements will be explained by legal aid when you call to arrange for an appointment.



Bankruptcy Clinic locations alternate between locations.

Downtown Portland
First United Methodist Church
1838 S.W. Jefferson Street
Portland, Oregon
Click here for map and directions

East Portland
Hollywood Senior Center
740 S.E. 106th Ave
Portland, Oregon
Click here for map and directions

Office of Todd Trierweiler
12725 S.W. Millikan Way, 3rd floor Training Room
Beaverton, Oregon
Click here for map and directions

How to Volunteer for the Bankruptcy Clinic

Attorneys interested in volunteering with the Bankruptcy Clinic should contact Jill Mallery at Legal Aid Services of Oregon Portland Regional Office at 503.224.4086.

Click here to visit Legal Aid’s volunteer website.

Training materials for the Bankruptcy Clinic are available at www.oregonadvocates.org. Once you create a password, the site administrator will approve your membership in 1-2 business days. You will then have access to the Library, which includes streaming video of the most recent Bankruptcy Clinic CLE, as well as written materials.