At its December 2014 meeting, the Task Force agreed to submit a proposal to the BOG suggesting that it consider the general concept of a limited license for legal technicians as one component of the BOG’s overall strategy for increasing access to justice. A large majority of, but not all Task Force members, concur with this recommendation. 

The Task Force recognizes that the licensed legal technician concept is but one potential tool to address the “justice gap” and should not be viewed as the sole solution or in isolation. During its information-gathering meetings the Task Force acknowledged the funding cuts have eliminated much of the courthouse facilitator assistance and that inadequate funding for Legal Aid is a constant limitation on the availability of legal services for low-income Oregonians.