State Support Unit
The state support unit consists of seven experienced attorneys and one experienced paralegal who work closely with attorneys and support staff in the regional legal services offices across Oregon. They coordinate advocacy within high priority subject matter areas, co-counsel on major cases, answer questions for attorneys and support staff, set up moot courts and otherwise promote high quality legal services. They provide the core training curriculum for legal services lawyers and support staff in Oregon: new lawyer training, trial practice training, motion practice training and discovery training as well as coordinating statewide task forces to share information in specialized areas of poverty law. They also create and distribute training videos on a variety of legal practice topics. As part of their jobs, they monitor case management and priority setting systems in local offices to assure compliance with statewide standards set by the board.