Pro Bono Land Use Legal Aid
Since 1981, over 150 professionals have volunteered their time as part of our Cooperating Attorney Program (CAP), providing pro bono land use legal aid to Oregonians and Oregon communities threatened by irresponsible or illegal land use decisions. The program has resulted in dozens of positive rulings, protecting tens of thousands of acres of farm and forest lands, strengthening Oregon's land use system, and ensuring that local officials follow their city and county development plans as well as statewide land use laws.
This work continues today, even as the land use program and Oregon's challenges change. CAP continues to connect local land use cases, often in rural areas, with attorneys who help find resolution under Oregon land use law.
For more information, or to join CAP, email Deputy Director Mary Kyle McCurdy.