Get help from DRO

Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) helps people with a disability-related legal issue in Oregon. Read all of our self-help publications.

If you still need help, you can call us or fill out this form. An Intake Specialist will contact you back and provide you basic legal information and referrals.

Voice: 503-243-2081 or 1-800-452-1694.  Fax: 503-243-1738

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Intake Form

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If you are an attorney seeking technical assistance from a Disability Rights Oregon attorney, please call us at 503-243-2081. Please do not fill out this form.

We cannot help with the following issues, even if they are related to a disability:

  • Applying for or appealing denial of Social Security disability benefits
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • Becoming the guardian of a person with a disability
  • Help finding employment, housing or financial assistance
  • Out-of-state issues
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Medical malpractice & personal injury
  • Consumer or bankruptcy issues
  • Any issue or problem not directly related to your disability
  • Anything that is not the wish of the person with the disability
  • Any issue for a person who already has an attorney working on the same issue


How it works

  • You contact us.
    • You contact us by phone or online.
    • Please do not call us and fill out the online form for the same issue.
  • An Intake Specialist will contact you back.
    • We return contacts in the order received.
    • The Intake Specialist can give you basic legal information and referrals.
    • The Intake Specialist will also refer you to our publications. Our publications have useful information about your legal rights.
  • If your problem falls within our goals and priorities, the Intake Specialist will refer your intake to our legal staff.
    • Our legal staff has limited resources and cannot provide legal representation or assistance to every caller.
    • Our legal staff may offer additional information or referrals for the Intake Specialist to give you.

Where else can I get help?

  • If the problem is in another state: click here for a list of Protection & Advocacy (P&A) Systems in each U.S. state & territory.
  • If you need a private attorney, click here for the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service. The State Bar also has a Modest Means Program.
  • If you have a criminal issue, click here to contact the Circuit Court of the county in which you live to find out whether you qualify for a Public Defender.

Grievance

File a grievance against Disability Rights Oregon.

Disclaimer

The content of this website is not legal advice and is for informational purposes only. The use of this website does not create any contract or an attorney-client relationship.  All Disability Rights Oregon attorneys are licensed to practice in Oregon.  Our principal office is located in Portland, Oregon.  Our agency’s work is limited to Oregon, and benefits planning services extend to southwest Washington.

We cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy, timeliness, or relevance of the information on this website.  Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) is not responsible for the content of any third party comments posted on our site. We reserve the right to remove any comments posted.  We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any other site accessible through a link on our site.

Giving us information is the first step in our intake process.  The information you share will remain private and confidential.  However, we advise that you not provide confidential information until DRO has run a conflict check.  No attorney-client relationship will be formed simply by communicating or supplying information to DRO via email or the website.