Law Library Policy & Mission Statement:
The Linn County Law Library is dedicated to providing legal research material to members of the bar and the community at large. The Law Library delivers value to our citizens through books, online access and other resources for legal needs in an efficient and respectful manner.
LIBRARY STAFF ARE PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN THE UNATHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW !
(See ORS 9.160)
THIS MEANS THAT:
· WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE.
· WE CANNOT INTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION, FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, LOCAL ORDINANCES, ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS, ETC.
· WE CANNOT DISCUSS THE RELEVANCY OR APPLICATION OF CASE LAW (COURT DECISIONS) TO YOUR LEGAL SITUATION.
· WE CANNOT ADVISE OR ASSIST IN THE SELECTION, PREPARATION, OR COMPLETION OF LEGAL FORMS, DOCUMENTS OR OTHER WRITINGS, INCLUDING THE DRAFTING OF PLEADINGS, BRIEFS, WILLS, CONTRACTS, TRUSTS, DEEDS AND OTHER LEGAL INSTRUMENTS.
· WE CANNOT ANSWER INQUIRIES ABOUT CAUSES OF ACTION, DETERMINATION OF APPROPRIATE JURISDICTION, OR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.
· WE CANNOT PROVIDE GUIDANCE OR ASSISTANCE IN COMPLYING WITH COURT PROCEDURES.
FOR A LAWYER, CALL THE OREGON STATE BAR LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: 1-800-452-7636 (TOLL-FREE IN OREGON)
The Linn County Law Advisory Committee makes policy recommendations to the Linn County Board of Commissioners regarding the Law Library and promotes the Law Library's services. They meet annually. For more information about upcoming meeting dates or how to join, contact the Law Library at (541) 924 - 6902.
Liability Disclaimer and User Agreement
This Web site is offered to you, the (“User”), conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein, without modification. User access and use of this site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
This is a Linn County computer system, provided as a public service. Government personnel and the general public may use this system to review and retrieve publicly available government information. User agrees to use this Web site as permitted by applicable local, state, and federal laws. User agrees not to: 1.) knowingly alter, damage or destroy Linn County’s or another user’s computer system, network, software, program, documentation or data contained therein; 2.) use this service to conduct or attempt to conduct any business or activity that is prohibited by law.
Anyone using this system expressly consents to administrative monitoring at all times. System administrators may provide evidence of possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to appropriate law enforcement officials. If you do not wish to consent to monitoring, exit this system now.
Disclaimer of Liability and Reliability
In preparation of these sites, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. In particular but without limiting anything here, Linn County disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on Linn County web pages. The information and data included on Linn County servers have been compiled by Linn County staff from a variety of sources and are subject to change without notice to the User. Linn County makes no guaranties regarding the quality, content, completeness, suitability, adequacy, accuracy or timeliness of such information and data.
In any situation where the official printed publications of Linn County differ from the text contained in this system, the official printed documents take precedence. Linn County makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this Web site, its suitability for use or that this Web Service will be uninterrupted or error-free.
If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it. Such concerns should be addressed to the Webmaster listed on the bottom of this Web page.
Links to Third Parties’ Web Sites
There are links and pointers to third party Internet websites contained in Linn County’s website. These sites linked from the Linn County website are not under the County’s control, and therefore does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information, communications or materials available at such linked sites or at any link contained in a linked site. Each individual site has its own set of policies about what information is appropriate for public access. User assumes sole responsibility for use of third party links and pointers.
Disclaimer of Damages
By using Linn County Web pages, the User assumes all risks associated with the use of this site, including any risk to User’s computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via a Linn County Web page or User’s access to it. Linn County shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use or misuse of the information or lack of information on the Linn County Web site. Furthermore, Linn County shall not be liable for any loss or injury caused by its actions or omissions beyond its control.
Disclaimer of Association with User
User acknowledges that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between the User and Linn County as a result of the Agreement or use of this Web site. User agrees not to hold himself or herself out as a representative, agent, or employee of Linn County. Linn County shall not be liable for any representation, act or omission of the User.
As a condition of use of Linn County’s Web site, the User agrees to indemnify Linn County, its Commissioners, officers, employees and agents against any and all liability, expenses (including attorney’s fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from User’s use of this Web site.
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Oregon. User consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Linn County, Oregon, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Web site. Use of this Web site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.
Linn County’s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of the County’s right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to the User’s use of this Web site or information provided to or gathered by Linn County with respect to such use.
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable laws then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect.
Closing of Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and Linn County with respect to this Web site. This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in this Web site. A printed version of this Agreement and any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon this Agreement to the same extent and conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
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