Equity Corps attorneys provide two types of legal services.
Removal Defense Legal Representation
Equity Corps attorneys provide comprehensive legal representation for eligible individuals with hearings at the Portland Immigration Court.
Pro se Services
Equity Corps attorneys provide a limited set of pro se services. “Pro se” means “for one’s self.” Attorneys counsel individuals who need to complete asylum applications, apply for work authorization, and complete other administrative actions prior to their merits hearing.
The Equity Corps serves individuals who (1) have a connection to the service area, currently the City of Portland and/or Multnomah County, (2) have demonstrated financial need, (3) are currently in removal proceedings at the Portland Immigration Court.
Eligibility is determined following an intake interview with a navigator and review by the program administrator. Even if you do not qualify, we may be able to provide you with a referral to other free or low-cost services.
To request assistance and find out if you qualify for services, contact a community navigator.