Laws and rules:
Oregon Revised Statutes
Oregon statutory law, current through 2009.
Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure
Rules governing civil actions and litigation in Oregon courts.
Oregon Rules of Criminal Procedure
Rules governing criminal trials in Oregon.
Oregon Rules of Evidence
Rules governing the admissibility of evidence in Oregon courts.
Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct
Rules governing the ethical conduct of members of the Oregon State Bar.
Oregon Uniform Trial Court Rules (UTCRs)
Rules governing the day-to-day operations of Oregon courts. (Individual pages open as .pdf files.)
Supplemental Local Rules (SLRs)
Additional administrative rules for each Oregon county's courts.
Bar organizations and professional associations:
Oregon State Bar Association
Governs the practice of law and admission of lawyers throughout the state of Oregon. Site includes member directory, admissions information, lawyer referral service, research tools, publications, and much more.
Washington State Bar Association
Performs the same function for the state of Washington.
Professional Liability Fund
Provides professional liability assistance, and other counseling services, to Oregon lawyers.
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Advocacy for consumers, workers, and tort victims in the State of Oregon.
Online access to the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) circuit court database. Requires a subscription, username and password.
Oregon Child Support Guidelines Calculator
Calculates presumptive child support obligations under the Oregon Administrative Rules. Page also links to the relevant OAR sections.
Department of Defense Manpower Data Center lookup
The Service Members Civil Relief Act, 50 USC Appx. Sec. 501 et seq., places substantial restrictions on lawsuits filed against active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This site provides documentation of the military service status of potential litigants.
CM/ECF Filer or PACER Login
Log in to the Federal courts' electronic document viewing or filing systems here.
Multnomah County Family Court Services
Family law courts throughout Oregon require parties to any suit involving child custody to attend a mediation program, and to take family education classes. You can register online here for these programs in Multnomah County. Additional services are available here as well. Different counties may have differing requirements. Consult with an attorney or contact your local court administrator if you have questions.
Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic
Northwestern Law School at Lewis & Clark operates a low-cost legal clinic, providing representation to low-income Oregonians who may have trouble affording legal services. Upper-division law students work on each client's case, under the supervision of a licensed attorney and professor. Several members of our office trained and worked in the Clinic. This is a good place to go if other lawyers' services are unattainable.
St. Andrew Legal Clinic
SALC is a non-profit organization devoted to providing representation to low-income Oregonians. Offices in Portland, Hillsboro and Oregon City.
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
LASO is another non-profit legal services organization, partially funded by the Federal government, the State of Oregon, and interest on lawyers' trust accounts (IOLTA), much like a public defense firm for civil matters.
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