LAW LIBRARY SUBJECT GUIDE

A to Z INDEX


About This Guide

Subject Guides are a content management and information sharing system designed specifically for libraries. A Subject Guide is a web page developed by library staff that focuses on a specific subject area (in this case, US and Oregon laws). In this subject guide you will find: databases relevant to the subject area, links to websites, journals and magazines and recommended books and e-books.The following guide covers common legal topics and provides help on where to begin. This subject guide serves as a listing of legal aid, pro bono, and self-help services for unrepresented litigants searching for legal help. It directs readers towards organizations that provide free or low-cost legal assistance to Oregon residents and provides access to websites and databases containing laws, court forms, and other information.

A to Z Legal Resources

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Abuse – Protection From

All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who are not able to protect themselves. You may report abuse or neglect of a child by calling 1-855-503-SAFE (7233), which is the contact number for the Oregon Department of Human Services. If you suspect abuse, neglect or financial mistreatment of an elderly person or an adult with physical disabilities, report abuse or neglect to your local Department of Human Services office in your area.

 

Definitions of Types of Child Abuse

DHS Child Abuse Hotline

Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) Restraining Orders

OJD Domestic Violence Resources

 

Search Results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Aged -- Abuse of -- Oregon, Child abuse -- Reporting -- Oregon, Abused elderly -- Legal status -- laws -- etc. -- Oregon, Elder abuse -- Reporting requirements -- Oregon, Older people -- Abuse of -- Reporting -- Oregon

Acceptance of Service / Certificate of Service / Proof of Service

An Acceptance of Service is most often used when you've received initial lawsuit documents prior to them actually being officially served to you. The law sets out how service should be done. The law covers how and when service can be done, by whom, and how “proof” of service is filed with the Court afterward. Without proper notice of a lawsuit, a case usually cannot proceed.

Acceptance of Service Form

Certificate of Service - OJD

Proof of Service of Summons and Mailing – ORS 419B.833

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library

Subjects / Tags: Proof of service -- Oregon

Adoption –  US and Foreign

Each year, there are many children in Oregon that are left without a permanent home. Refer to the Adoption Step – by – Step Guide to learn more about adoption and the adoption process in Oregon.

 

Adoption Records Cases

State of Oregon Adoption Services

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Adoption -- Oregon, Adoption -- United States

Alcohol and Drugs

Substance use disorders are a serious issue in Oregon. Although addiction can be a vicious cycle, it can be broken. The resources listed below provide general information and forms pertaining to addiction services, drug prevention and diversion.

 

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education Program

Addiction Services (Oregon Health Authority)

MIP Diversion Petition and Agreement

DUII Diversion Forms

Drug Court

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Alcohol -- Taxation -- Washington, Alcoholic beverages -- United States, Drinking and traffic accidents -- United States, Drug abuse -- Oregon, Drugs -- Dictionaries -- Periodicals,  Drunk driving -- United States, Drunk driving -- Oregon, Drunkenness (Criminal law) -- Oregon

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a process where an impartial third party hears each side of a dispute and issues a decision. The parties may agree to have the decision be binding or non-binding. It is the procedure for settling disputes without litigation and includes arbitration, mediation, or negotiation.

 

About Arbitration

About Mediation

Alternative Dispute Resolution – Oregon State Bar

Divorce, Separation, Annulment

ORS 107.103 : Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference Procedure

ORS 183.675 : Alternative Dispute Resolution

Settlement Conference Order

Supplementary Local Rules Chapter 12

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Dispute resolution (Law) -- Oregon, Dispute resolution (Law) -- United States

Appellate Court (Oregon)

Street Address

Appellate Court Records Section
Supreme Court Building
1163 State Street
Salem OR 97301

Phone: 503.986.5555            Fax: 503.986.5560

Oregon has two appellate courts including the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals. The Oregon Supreme Court is the highest court in the Oregon judicial branch. The court has seven elected justices. The Oregon Court of Appeals is Oregon’s intermediate appellate court created by statute in 1969. The Court of Appeals receives every appeal or judicial review taken from Oregon's trial courts and administrative agencies. Both the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are supported by a single records office.

Oregon Appellate Court

Oregon Supreme Court

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Appellate courts -- Oregon, Appellate courts; Constitutional courts; Courts of last resort -- Oregon, Appellate courts; Constitutional courts; Courts of last resort -- United States, Appellate procedure -- Oregon, Appellate procedure -- United States

Attorneys in the State of Oregon

Search for local Attorneys using the following resources:

Avvo.com

Martindale

Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Attorney and client -- Oregon, Attorney fees -- Oregon

 

B

Briefs (Sample)

A brief is a legal document that is presented to a court arguing why one party to a certain case should triumph. It establishes the legal argument for the party and explains why the reviewing court should affirm or reverse the lower court's judgment.

 

Petitioner’s Opening Brief: Workers Compensation Case

Sample Briefs

 

Birth  /  Death / Marriage / Divorce Order Forms

Street Address
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205
Portland, OR 97232

Orders Hotline: 888-896-4988   

General  Information: 971-673-1190   FAX: 971-673-1201

 

A certified copy of your birth records may be ordered through the Oregon Health Authority Vital Records Division. Orders for birth, death and other vital records may be made by phone, mail or in person.

Birth Record Order Form

Birth Record Order Form, Full image (long form), 1903-2007

Free Birth Certificate for Persons Who Are Homeless

Oregon Vital Records

Vital Records Fees

 

Building Codes

Street Address

P.O. Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309-0404

Phone: 503-378-4133          Fax: 503-378-2322                

 

In 1973, the Legislature established a statewide uniform building code and created a division to administer it. “The division certifies inspectors, licenses trade professionals and establishes training and education requirements; provides code and rule interpretation and dispute resolution; enforces license, code and permit requirements to prevent unsafe conditions; and conducts inspections where local entities do not.” https://www.courts.oregon.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Oregon Building Codes Division

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Construction industry -- Law and legislation -- Oregon

C

Cemeteries / Graves

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Street Address
800 NE Oregon St
#430
Portland, OR 97232-2195

Phone: 971-673-1500           Fax: 971-673-1501   

Email:  mortuary.board@state.or.us

 

Cemetery Association of Oregon - Home

Cemeteries in Oregon

Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries

 

Children and Family Services  (Oregon Dept. of Human Services)

Street Address

500 Summer St. NE E-15

Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-945-5600      Fax: 503-581-6198     

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The Oregon Department of Human Services - Children and Family Services provides information on child safety, foster care, adoption as well as a variety of other resources such as the Treatment Services Program.  Below you will find information pertaining to children and youth.

Dissolution (Divorce) for Petitioners with Children

Dissolution (Divorce) for Respondents with Children

Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon Health Authority: Child and Family Behavioral Health

State of Oregon Children & Youth

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Child support -- Oregon, Child welfare -- Oregon, Child welfare -- United States, Family law -- Oregon

Child Custody

Child Support transparent background PNG cliparts free download ...There are two common types of custody in Oregon including joint custody and sole custody. Legal custody gives a parent the right to make major decisions regarding their child’s education, medical and some religious decisions. Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section, in determining custody of a minor child under ORS 107.105 (Provisions of judgment) or ORS 107.135 (Vacation or modification of judgment), the court shall give primary consideration to the best interests and welfare of the child. The resources below may assist you in learning more about child custody, child support and parenting time in the State of Oregon.

 

Custody & Parenting Time

Forms for Modification (Custody, Parenting Time and/or Child Support)

ORS Chapter 107.137 - Factors considered in determining custody of child

OSB Custody and Parenting Time (Visitation) with Children in Dissolution of Marriage Proceedings

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

 

Subjects / Tags: Custody of children -- Oregon, Custody of children -- United States

 

Child Support & Modification

Street Address

Oregon Child Support Program
PO Box 14680
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Phone: 503-373-7300    Toll Free: 800-850-0228

     

The Child Support Program is a partnership between the Oregon Department of Justice and twenty-two county District Attorney offices. The Child Support Program offers services which promotes the well – being of children in Oregon. The Oregon Child Support Program provides assistance with establishing paternity, finding the noncustodial parent, coordinating a child’s healthcare coverage and more. Below you will find information on how to apply for child support services and how to modify custody, parenting time or child support in the State of Oregon.

Forms for Modification (Custody, Parenting Time and/or Child Support)

How to Apply for Child Support Services

Motion Requesting Modification

Motion Requesting Modification Due to Military Deployment

Oregon Judicial Branch – Children and Families – Child Support

Response to a Motion to Modify Judgment

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Child support -- Oregon

Civil / Court Records

Street Address:

Linn County Circuit Court
300 SW Fourth Avenue

Albany, Oregon 97321

Phone: 541-967-3845  

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Civil court is a government institution that settles disputes between two or more entities. Civil court cases may involve any combination of private citizens, businesses, government institutions, or other parties. Typically, the function of a civil court is to determine liability of one party for the injuries (not necessarily of a physical nature) that are suffered by another party. https://litigation.findlaw.com/legal-system/civil-court basics.html#:~:text=Civil%20Court%20Basics.%20Civil%20court%20is%20a%20government,may%20involve%20any%20combination%20of%20private%20citizens%2C%20businesses%2C

Court records that are not confidential or sealed are available for public. Court staff can assist the public with requests for copies of court documents. Record requests are handled on a first come, first serve basis.  Documents in newer court cases may be reviewed using the kiosk computers in Room 107 at the Linn County Courthouse. Older case files that have not been digitized can be reviewed by requesting the file in advance. https://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/linn/records/Pages/default.aspx   

Linn County Court Records

Linn County Court Schedules – Linn Benton Bar Association

OJD Civil Records

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Court records -- Destruction and reconstruction -- Oregon

 

Computer Crime and Internet Safety

Frustrated with Computer Crashes Royalty Free Clipart PictureThe internet offers access to a world of information while at the same time it is often abused by scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. Child predators often use the internet to target their victims and social media has contributed to the increase of cyber bullying. The links below provide information on crime laws and confidentiality protections.               

           

Department of Justice Consumer Protection

ORS 164.377 Computer Crime

 

Subjects / Tags: Computer crimes -- United States

Complaint (Samples)

By filing a case, you are starting the legal process in a court. To file a case in a circuit court, the first document filed is called a complaint or petition. In most cases, you may represent yourself (also known as “self-represented” or “pro se” litigants). Below is a list of forms that can be used to file different types of complaints in court.

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ADA Complaint

Civil Rights Complaint

Complaint Against a Judge

Complaint – Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability

Complaint Process for Court Language Access Issues

Landlord / Tenant – ORS 105.124

Landlord and Tenant Complaint Forms

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Complaints (Civil procedure) -- Oregon

Construction Contractors Board (Oregon)

Street Address
201 High St. SE
cSuite 600
P.O. Box 14140
Salem, OR 97309-5052   
Phone: 503-378-4621 

Fax: 503-373-2007

 

Oregon law requires anyone who works for compensation on any construction project involving improvements to real property to be licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB). Construction activities includes roofing, siding, painting, carpentry, concrete, appliance repair, heating and air conditioning, home inspections, tree service, plumbing, electrical work, floor covering, manufactured dwelling installation, land development, and most other construction and repair services.

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Construction contracts -- Oregon, Construction contracts -- United States, Construction industry -- Law and legislation -- Oregon

See the source imageConservatorships

In a conservatorship, a guardian or a protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of a person who cannot care for themselves or manage their own finances due to physical or mental limitations, or old age. The process is similar to the appointment of a guardian.

 

Conservator’s Annual Accounting Form

Limited Judgment Appointing Conservator

Petition for Appointment of Conservator(Sample)

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Conservatorships -- Oregon

Corrections, Department of (Oregon)

Street Address:

2575 Center St NE
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Phone: (503) 945-9090        Fax: (503) 373-1173        

Email Oregon DOC

 

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) was established by the 64th Legislative Assembly in June 1987. It operates under ORS chapter 423. The DOC’s mission is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions while reducing the risk of future criminal behavior. The DOC allows for rehabilitation or reformation through programs and services and is recognized nationally for providing inmates with the cognitive, education, and job skills they need to become productive citizens. DOC also provides administrative oversight and funding for the community corrections activities of Oregon’s 36 counties. https://www.oregon.gov/doc/about/Pages/home.aspx

ORS Chapter 423.020 - Department of Corrections

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Correctional institutions; Prisons; Reformatories; Workhouses -- United States

Council of Governments (Mid-Willamette Valley) 

 Street Address:

100 High St. SE

Suite 200

Salem OR 97301

Phone: 503-588-6177       Email: mwvcog@mwvcog.org

 

The Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments is a voluntary association of over 40 local governments. Members include Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties, 32 cities, 6 special districts, and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. The Council of Government’s mission is to expand interaction and improve dialogue among local units of government, to coordinate regional planning and development activities and to provide technical assistance and local services to member governments. http://www.mwvcog.org/

Council on Court Procedures 

Street Address:

10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-768-6505         Email: ccp@lclark.ed

The Council on Court Procedures is the Oregon public body that is involved in creating, reviewing, and amending the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure which govern procedure and practice in Oregon circuit courts. Members of the Council are pulled from appellate and circuit court judges, practicing attorneys and a public member. Members serve up to two 4-year terms, commencing in August of odd numbered years.  Pursuant to ORS 1.730, the Council on Court Procedures consists of:

·                     A Supreme Court judge, chosen by the Supreme Court

·                     A Court of Appeals judge, chosen by the Court of Appeals

·                     8 circuit court judges, chosen by the Circuit Judges Association Executive Committee. If you are a judge interested in serving on the Council, please contact a member of the Association's current executive board.

·                     12 lawyers, appointed by the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors.

·                     A public member, chosen by the Supreme Court.

https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/1.730

Court of Appeals (Oregon)  

Street Address:

Appeal Clipart.Court of Appeals
1163 State Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Phone: 503.986.5555         Fax: 503.986.5560         

 

A court of appeals hears challenges to district court decisions from courts located within its circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. The Court of Appeals is Oregon's intermediate appellate court and it was created by statute in 1969. Its jurisdiction is established by the Legislative Assembly.  It is part of the Oregon Judicial Department and it has thirteen judges and is located in Salem, Oregon. Except for death penalty cases, it has jurisdiction to hear all civil and criminal appeals from Oregon circuit courts, and to review actions of most state administrative agencies. The Oregon Court of Appeals handles between 3,200 and 4,100 cases annually during a recent ten-year period. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Court_of_Appeals

Court of Appeals Calendar

Court of Appeals Opinions

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Appellate courts -- Oregon, Appellate procedure -- Oregon, Appellate procedure -- United States

Consumer and Business Services (Oregon) 

Street Address:
350 Winter St NE

2nd floor

Salem, OR 97301

Phone: (503) 378-4100          Fax:  503-947-0088    Email:  dcbs.info@oregon.gov

 

The Oregon Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest consumer protection and business regulatory agency. The department is made up of 934 employees from various backgrounds and fields. “The department administers state laws and rules to protect consumers and workers in the areas of workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, building codes, financial services, insurance, minorities, and targeted contracting opportunities for small businesses.” https://digital.osl.state.or.us/islandora/object/osl%3A150474/datastream/OBJ/view

 

Oregon Administrative Rules Ch. 836

ORS 446.646 - Department of Consumer and Business Services rules

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Consumer credit -- Law and legislation -- Oregon, Consumer protection -- Law and legislation -- Oregon, Business law -- Oregon, Business law -- United States, Business names; Trademarks -- Oregon, Business names; Trademarks -- United States, Business planning -- Oregon

Criminal Court

Criminal courts hear cases in which the State has filed charges against one or more persons alleged to have committed criminal offenses. Self-represented litigants may choose to electronically file their documents or may file them conventionally by filing the paper document with the court. Criminal pleadings may be filed at the Linn County Courthouse in Room 107, or mailed to the court. Visit the Linn County Criminal Department’s web page for additional information: Programs and Services – Criminal Department

 

Criminal Calendaring (Linn County)  

Criminal - Court Appointed Attorney (Linn County)

Criminal Department (Linn County)

Linn County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Linn County Juvenile Department

Oregon Judicial Department Records Search

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Criminal Justice -- Administration of -- Alaska, Criminal justice -- Administration of -- Oregon, Criminal law -- Oregon, Criminal law -- United States, Criminal liability -- Oregon, Criminal procedure -- Oregon, Criminal procedure -- United States

Criminal Justice Commission (Oregon)

Street Address
885 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503 – 378 -8487          Email:  cjc@orgon.gov 

 

The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission’s mission is to improve the legitimacy, efficiency, and effectiveness of state and local criminal justice systems. The CJC provides a forum for statewide policy development and planning, develops a long-range public safety plan for Oregon, conducts research, and administers Oregon felony sentencing guidelines and much more.

CJC Dashboards

CJC Publications

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

 

Subjects / Tags: Criminal Justice -- Administration of -- Alaska, Criminal justice -- Administration of -- Oregon

D

Dentistry (Oregon Board of Dentistry)

Street Address
1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 770

Portland, OR 97201

Phone: 971-673-3200           Fax: 971-673-3202               Email:  jim.rue@state.or.us

 

The Oregon Board of Dentistry oversees licensed individuals who provide dental services within the State of Oregon. The goal of the Oregon Board of Dentistry is to protect the oral health, safety and welfare of citizens. The state dental board accepts complaints against licensed and unlicensed individuals, investigates allegations, and takes disciplinary actions for violations of law. https://www.oregon.gov/dentistry/Pages/about-us.aspx#:~:text=The%20Board%20of%20Dentistry%20is%20the%20second%20oldest,State%20of%20Oregon%20by%20equitably%20regulating%20dental%20professionals.

Department of Land Conservation and Development  

Street Address
635 Capitol St NE
Ste 150
Salem, OR 97301-2540    

Phone: 503-373-0050     Fax: 503-378-5518  

 

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development is a state agency that address the land use needs of the public, communities, regions, and the state. DLCD provides policy direction for the land use planning program and oversees DLCD operations. The program has been charged by the Legislature with managing urban growth, protecting farm and forest lands, coastal areas, and natural resource lands. DLCD provides for safe, livable communities in concert with the vision of the local communities. https://www.oregon.gov/lcd/About/Pages/About-DLCD.aspx

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Land subdivision -- Law and legislation -- Oregon, Land subdivision -- Oregon, Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Oregon, Land use -- Law and legislation -- Oregon, Land use -- Law and legislation -- Oregon -- Cases, Land use -- Law and legislation -- Oregon -- Digests, Land use -- Law and legislation -- United States, Land use -- Law and legislation -- Washington, Land use -- Planning -- Oregon, Land use -- Planning -- Washington

Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage

A divorce legally ends a marriage or a Registered Domestic Partnership. In Oregon divorce is referred to as "dissolution of marriage." Dissolution of marriage begins when one spouse or partner files a petition for dissolution. The spouse or partner who files the petition is called the petitioner.

 

Divorce in Oregon (Oregon State Bar)

Divorce, Separation, Annulment - OJD

ORS Chapter 107 - Marital Dissolution, Annulment and Separation; Mediation and Conciliation Services; Family Abuse Prevention   

Summary Dissolution of Marriage (Oregon State Bar)

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Divorce -- Great Britain, Divorce -- Oregon, Divorce -- United States

Dockets 

A docket is an official court record book which lists all the cases before the court and may also note the status or action required for each case log containing brief entries of court proceedings.  It is the official summary of proceedings in a court of law. The docket is kept by the clerk of the court and should contain the names of the parties, and an entry of every proceeding in the case.

 

Find a Case or Court Record (Oregon Judicial Department)

Linn County Records Inventory

OJD Online Records Search

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Docket

Domestic Violence    

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in which one person in a relationship attempts to exercise control over another. It can take many forms, including physical, sexual, emotional and/or economic abuse. The Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors (TA-DVS) Program of the Oregon Department of Human Services provides financial assistance to meet the safety needs of families at risk because of domestic violence. To learn more about domestic violence, reference the online resources listed below.

 

Domestic Violence Resource Center  

Domestic Violence Resources (OJD)

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Oregon Department of Human Resources Domestic Violence Victim Services

Sexual Abuse Protection Order (SAPO)

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Domestic violence -- Oregon, Domestic violence -- United States

 

DNA Testing

DNA fingerprinting is a chemical test that shows the genetic makeup of a person. DNA is used as evidence in courts to identify bodies, track down blood relatives, and to look for cures for disease. Genetic tests are performed on a sample of blood, hair, skin, amniotic fluid or other tissue.

 

Motion for DNA Testing [Packet] – Oregon Judicial Department

DNA Testing - Instructions and Petition – Oregon Judicial Department

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: DNA fingerprints -- United States, DNA testing -- United States

Driver and Motor Vehicle Services, Oregon

Street Address
1905 Lana Ave NE.

Salem, OR 97314

Phone: 1-503-945-5000

 

The Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division is continually developing strategies to promote driver safety, protect financial and ownership interests in vehicles, and collect revenue in order to finance Oregon's intermodal transportation system. The DMV Office can assist a person  in getting a driver’s permit or license, renewing a driver’s license or permit, procuring or renewing an ID card, getting a motorcycle endorsement, changing a person’s name or address, changing gender information, reporting identity theft and much more!

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Automobile insurance -- Law and legislation -- Oregon, Automobile insurance -- Law and legislation -- United States, Automobile ownership -- Oregon, Automobiles -- Defects -- Law and legislation -- Oregon, Automobiles -- Law and legislation -- Oregon

 

Drugs and Alcohol

Street Address:

201 High St SE

Suite 500 c/o OTIS
Salem, OR

Phone: 503-757-0989       Email: adpc.or@dhsoha.state.or.us

 

The Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission is an independent state government agency, created by the Oregon Legislature, to improve the effectiveness of state and local substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services for all Oregonians. https://www.oregon.gov/adpc/pages/index.aspx#:~:text=The%20Alcohol%20and%20Drug%20Policy%20Commission%20is%20an,prevention%2C%20treatment%20and%20recovery%20services%20for%20all%20Oregonians.

Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission (Oregon)

Cannabis Information - Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission (Oregon)

Oregon Health Plan Preferred Drug List

Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

 

Subjects / Tags: Cannabis -- Oregon, Drinking and traffic accidents -- United States, Drug abuse -- Oregon, Drug legalization -- Oregon, Drug legalization -- United States, Drug legalization -- Washington, Drug testing -- Oregon, Drug testing -- United States, Drugs -- Catalogs, Drugs -- Dictionaries -- Periodicals, Drunk driving -- Oregon, Drunk driving -- United States, Drunkenness (Criminal law) -- Oregon, Marijuana -- Oregon, Marijuana -- Washington

E

Education, Oregon Department of

Street Address
255 Capitol St NE

Salem, OR 97310

Phone: (503) 947-5600

 

The Department of Education of the State of Oregon is responsible for implementing the state's public education policies, including academic standards and testing, credentials, and other matters. The organization provides educator resources, information for students and families, information on schools, districts and early learning options including home schooling, career information and much more. https://www.oregon.gov/ode/Pages/default.aspx

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Education -- Oregon, Education -- United States

Elections Division

State of Oregon Voting & Elections

Street Address
Public Service Building Suite 501 
255 Capitol St. NE 
Salem OR 97310

Phone: 503-986-1518   Fax: 503-373-7414   Email: elections.sos@state.or.us

 

The Elections Division was created in 1957. The Division ensures the interpretation and application of Oregon’s election laws and enforces federal election laws. It monitors and supervises election administration of the country’s vote-by-mail system in all thirty - six counties. The Elections Division also provides advice and assistance in matters related to elections, accepts filings for state offices, receives and verifies initiative and referendum petitions, and monitors campaign contributions and expenditure reports. The division publishes and distributes the Voters’ Pamphlet for all state elections and investigates alleged election law violations. https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/state/executive/elections.aspx

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Election forecasting -- Oregon

Employment Department

Street Address
875 Union St NE
Salem, OR 97311

Phone: 800-237-3710     Fax: 503-947-1472

 

The Oregon Employment Department is responsible for the administration of the state's unemployment insurance program. The agency was created in 1993 by the Oregon Legislative Assembly. Its history dates back to the 1913 opening of the first public employment office by the City of Portland, and incorporates programs of the previous Oregon State Employment Service (established in 1935) and other state agencies. The Employment Department maintains the Oregon Labor Market Information System (OLMIS) which was built by Oregon economists, and is based in part on a database developed as part of America's Workforce Information Database. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Employment_Department

LinkedIn Learning

Oregon Career Information System

State of Oregon Job Opportunities

Unemployment Insurance in Oregon

WorkSource Oregon

 

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Employment -- Oregon, Employment -- United States

Environmental Quality, Department of

Street Address
700 NE Multnomah St
Ste #600
Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-229-5696       Fax: 503-229-6124     Email: deq.info@deq.state.or.us

 

The Department of Environmental Equality’s mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water. DEQ is responsible for managing the proper disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, providing assistance in the clean up contaminated properties and enforcing Oregon’s environmental laws. “The agency was formed in 1969 and replaced the State Sanitary Authority, which was created in 1938 when citizens overwhelmingly supported an initiative to clean up the Willamette River. DEQ’s role has expanded to fight climate change with policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, prevent toxic chemical releases and reduce risks from toxins already in the environment.” https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/state/executive/environmental-quality.aspx

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Subjects / Tags: Environmental protection, Environmental law -- Oregon, Environmental law -- United States -- Periodicals, Environmental policy -- United States, Environmental policy -- Washington, Environmental protection -- United States

Exhibits

An exhibit, in a criminal prosecution or a civil trial, is physical or documentary evidence that is brought before the jury. Examples may include a weapon purportedly used in the crime, an invoice or written contract, a photograph, or a video recording. In personal injury cases, a legal or medical exhibit contains drawings or illustrations of human anatomy with graphic, medically accurate depictions of injuries and surgeries sustained by the plaintiff after an accident or injury. Legal exhibits are commonly used by trial attorneys in personal injury cases in order to maximize the value of the case, enhance settlement negotiations, increase effectiveness of medical expert testimony and maximize trial presentation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhibit_(legal)

 

ORS 7.120 - Disposition of exhibits, notes and audio records of circuit court cases

Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals - Forms and Rule Exhibits

UTCR Ch. 6 – Trials (Exhibits)

UTCR Standards for Pleadings and Documents

 

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Subjects / Tags: Exhibitions

Expungements

In Oregon, certain crimes are eligible to be expunged, or “set aside”. An expungement is the destruction of court records related to an arrest or criminal proceeding. Once an arrest or conviction has been expunged, it is as if the arrest/conviction never occurred. You are not required to hire an attorney for the process of filing a motion to set aside (expunction): ORS 137.225.

 

Motion to Set Aside Arrest and Conviction

OJD Circuit Court Fee Schedule - Expungements

Set Aside Arrest/Acquittal/Dismissal

Set Aside Criminal or Arrest Record

Set Aside (Expunge) an Adult Criminal Record

Set Aside of a Conviction Record

 

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Subjects / Tags: Expungement, Expunge

 

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Family Court

Family Court Assistance Office

Street Address
300 SW Fourth Avenue

Room 108B
Albany, Oregon 97321

Phone: 541.704.3479            Email: lin.familycourt.mailbox@ojd.state.or.us

 

One of the goals of the Family Court Assistance Office is to improve the accessibility of the court system to the public. Facilitators can offer information on how to find family law forms and how to complete them, deliver information about court procedures, rules, and other educational materials, provide document review to ensure that forms are complete and refer someone to agencies and resources that provide additional services. The Family Court Assistance Office can help provide assistance for people of any income level who are not represented by lawyers and who know what kind of action they need to file. Facilitators can assist persons involved in family law actions such as divorce (dissolution of marriage) and custody issues. https://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/linn/help/Pages/FamilyCourtAssistanceOffice.aspx

 

Family Court - Arbitration

Family Court Assistance Office

Family Court - Mediation

Forms (Family Law)

 

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Subjects / Tags: Arbitration -- Oregon, Arbitration -- United States, Family law -- Oregon, Family violence -- United States, Mediation -- Oregon, Mediation -- United States

Firearms

ORS Chapter 166 provides details of Oregon's gun control laws. Oregon has relatively loose regulations on guns, allowing the open carry of guns and issuing permits for concealed carry. Oregon issues concealed carry permits that may be renewed at the end of four years. To apply, go to your local Sheriff's department with two current pieces of identification (one bearing a photo of the applicant) and a completed application (done at Sheriff's office). https://statelaws.findlaw.com/oregon-law/oregon-gun-control-laws.html

 

Concealed Handguns (Linn County)

Firearms restrictions in domestic violence

Firearms Surrender Declarations

Firearms Surrender Procedure Packet

Offenses Against Public Order; Firearms and Other Weapons; Racketeering (ORS Chapter 166)

Oregon Gun Control Laws - FindLaw

Respondent's/Defendant's Declaration of Firearms Surrender and Proof of Transfer

 

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Subjects / Tags: Gun control -- law and legislation -- Oregon, Gun control -- law and legislation -- United States

Fire Marshal, Office of State

Street Address
Oregon State Police
General Headquarters
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317                Phone: 503-378-3720         Fax: 503-378-8282        E-mail:
oregon.sfm@osp.oregon.gov  

 

The Oregon State Fire Marshal protects citizens, their property, and the environment from fire and hazardous materials. “In 1917, OSFM began with the State Insurance Commissioner serving as ex officio State Fire Marshal. In 1963, OSFM separated from the insurance commissioner and served under the Governor. In 1971, the Legislature incorporated OSFM under the Department of Commerce and provided for the appointment of a State Fire Marshal and the establishment of a separate administration office. The Department of Commerce dismantled in 1987, and OSFM transferred to the Executive Department until 1993. The OSFM combined with the Oregon State Police in 1993 to consolidate safety responsibilities.” https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/aboutus.aspx#:~:text=The%20Oregon%20State%20Fire%20Marshal%20%28OSFM%29%20protects%20citizens%2C,the%20insurance%20commissioner%20and%20served%20under%20the%20Governor.

 

Fire Marshal Code Enforcement Policies – Portland, Oregon

Oregon Fire Code

Oregon Fire Marshals Association

 

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Subjects / Tags: Fire, Forest fires -- Oregon

Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of

Street Address:
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. S
Salem, OR 97302

Phone: 503-947-6000           Email: odfw.info@state.or.us

 

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is responsible for managing and protecting Oregon's fish and wildlife. The department sets regulations for recreational and commercial fishing, crabbing, clamming and hunting. It also manages state-listed endangered, threatened and sensitive species. ODFW is headquartered in Salem, Oregon and consists of the commission, a commission-appointed director and a statewide staff of approximately 1,000 permanent employees including field staff spread throughout the state. The agency works through a regional management structure that allows for fish and wildlife management at the local, watershed level. Its local field offices are divided into two regions (West and East) with four to six watershed districts in each one. https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/

 

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Subjects / Tags: Fishery law and legislation -- Oregon, Fishery law and legislation -- United States, Fishery law and legislation -- Washington, Wildlife conservation -- Law and legislation-- United States, Wildlife management -- United States

Forestry, Oregon Department of

Street Address:
2600 State St
Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-945-7200      Fax: 503-945-7212      Email: forestryinformation@oregon.gov

 

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s mission is to protect, manage and promote stewardship of Oregon's forests in order to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. It was established in 1911 with the creation of the State Board of Forestry, its governing board, and the office of State Forester. Specific activities of the department include forest fire prevention and protection, the regulation of forest practices, the promotion of forest stewardship and the implementation of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. Other activities of the Oregon Department of Forestry include forest pest and disease detection and control, overseeing the management of state-owned forestlands, and providing community and urban forestry assistance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Department_of_Forestry

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Subjects / Tags: Forest management -- Idaho, Forest management -- United States, Forestry law and legislation -- Alaska, Forestry law and legislation -- Indonesia, Forestry law and legislation -- Oregon, Forestry law and legislation -- United States

 

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GALE

 

Geology and Mineral Industries, Department of

Street Address
800 NE Oregon St #28
Ste 965

Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 971-673-1555      Fax: 971-673-1562         Email: ali.hansen@state.or.us

 

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) is located in Oregon and is responsible for collecting, maintaining and disseminating geologic information, and regulating industries which commercially develop the state's geological resources. It was created in 1937 by the Oregon Legislative Assembly and placed under the direction of the State Geologist, an office originally established in 1872. The department offers information regarding hazards such as earthquakes and other natural hazards in the Pacific Northwest as well as guides and information regarding risk from natural hazards and emergency management. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Department_of_Geology_and_Mineral_Industries

                                                                                                                                 

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Subjects / Tags: Geothermal resources -- Oregon, Mines and mineral resources -- United States, Mining law -- United States

Guardianship

A guardian is someone who is appointed by a court to protect and care for the health and well-being of an incapacitated person, or a minor child. Guardianship promotes a sense of belonging, increases stability, and helps a child stay connected to family and their culture. Guardianship allows relatives to provide a permanent home for the child without terminating parental rights. Oregon law permits any suitable person to petition a family court for guardianship of a minor and recognizes both voluntary and involuntary guardianships. To establish guardianship, the general process requires you to file a petition with the applicable family court and provide notice to all interested persons. https://www.courts.oregon.gov/programs/family/guardianship-conservatorship/Pages/default.aspx

 

ARC of Oregon – Legal Guardianship

Court Visitor’s Report Adult Guardianship

Guardianship & Conservatorship (Oregon Judicial Department)

Guardian Ad Litem Forms (Oregon Judicial Department)

Guardianship Assistance Program – State of Oregon DHS

Guardianship of a Minor Packet – Linn County

Motion Terminating Guardianship Packet (Oregon Judicial Department)

Objection to Petition for Guardianship (Oregon Judicial Department)

Wings: Adult Guardianship in Oregon

 

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Subjects / Tags: Guardian and ward -- Oregon, Guardian and ward -- United States, Guardianship -- Oregon, Guardianship -- United States

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HathiTrust Digital Library

 

Health Authority, Oregon

Street Address
500 Summer St NE
E-20
Salem, OR 97301-1097  Phone: 503-947-2340  Fax: 503-947-2341 

Email:  oha.directorsoffice@state.or.us

 

The Oregon Health Authority is a government agency in the State of Oregon responsible for the state's Medicaid program. It was established by the passage of Oregon House Bill 2009 by the 75th Oregon Legislative Assembly. The Oregon Health Authority oversees most of Oregon's health-related programs including behavioral health, public health, the Oregon State Hospital for individuals requiring psychiatric care, and the Oregon Health Plan. Their mission is to “help people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Health_Authority

 

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Subjects / Tags: Medicaid -- Oregon, Medical care -- Oregon, Mental health -- Oregon, Mental illness -- Oregon, Mental illness -- Washington

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Hispanic Affairs, Commission on

421 SW Oak St
Ste 770
Portland, OR 97201

Phone: 503-302-9725      Fax: 503-473-8519     Email:  oaco.mail@oregon.gov

 

The Commission on Hispanic Affairs was created by the 1983 Legislative Assembly and empowers and supports Latinos through their special roles as policy advisors to Oregon state policy makers and leaders. The Commission works on research and policy analysis of longstanding issues and barriers to success within the Hispanic community statewide. It also advocates for equitable policies assuring the success of Latino and Hispanic Oregonians at the state level, studies and analyzes issues affecting the Hispanic community in the state and engages community and state partners to promote equity for Latinos statewide. https://www.oregon.gov/Hispanic/Pages/about_us.aspx

 

Housing and Community Services, Oregon

Street Address
725 Summer St NE
Ste B
Salem, OR 97301-1266

Phone: 503-986-2000         Fax: 503-986-2020      Email: housinginfo@oregon.gov

 

Oregon Housing and Community Services provides financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income. The state housing agency was established in 1971 to set and administer state housing policies. Its scope was expanded in 1973 to include financing assistance for low income family housing via the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. It administers programs that provide housing stabilization and administers programs providing financing assistance for single family homes, new construction or rehabilitation of multi-family affordable housing developments, and grants and tax credits to promote affordable housing.

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Subjects / Tags: Discrimination in housing -- Oregon, Housing -- Law and legislation -- Oregon, Housing -- Law and legislation -- United States

Human Services, Department of

Street Address
500 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-945-5600    Fax: 503-373-7032    Email: dhs.directorsoffice@state.or.us

 

The Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Department of Human Resources in 1971 and provided a spectrum of human services to individuals, families and communities. The Department of Human Services is responsible for providing public assistance programs to the population it serves through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity. Today, the Department of Human Services key functions serve children, adults, families and seniors and people with disabilities. https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ABOUTDHS/Pages/index.aspx

 

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Immigration Services (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. It administers the nation’s lawful immigration system and safeguards its integrity by adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring its values. https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/mission-and-core-values

 

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Subjects / Tags: Immigration, Immigration -- United States

Indian Services, Legislative Commission on

Street Address
900 Court St NE
Room 167
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-986-1067      Fax: 503-986-1071      Email:  karen.m.quigley@state.or.us

 

The Legislative Commission on Indian Services was created by statute in 1975 to improve services to Indians in Oregon. It serves as the main forum in which Indian concerns are considered, as a point of access for finding out about state government programs and Indian communities, and serves as a catalyst for bringing about change where it is needed. https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/cis#:~:text=The%20Legislative%20Commission%20on%20Indian%20Services%20%28LCIS%29%20was,own%20officers%20to%20serve%20one-year%20terms%20of%20office.

 

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Subjects / Tags: Indian, Indians

Internet Archive

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Judges

Instruction for Filing a Complaint Against a Judge (Oregon Judicial Department) 

Judges' Biographies (Oregon Judicial Department)

Judges Contact List (Oregon Judicial Department)

 

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Subjects / Tags: Judges -- Election -- Oregon, Judges -- Election -- Washington, Judges -- United States

Judicial Department, Oregon

Street Address
1163 State St
Salem, OR 97301-2563

Phone: 503-986-5500           Email: ojd.info@ojd.state.or.us 

 

The Oregon Judicial Branch is a unified system of state circuit courts (trial courts), appellate courts (Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals), and the tax court, known together as the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD). OJD also includes the Council on Court Procedures, the Oregon State Bar, the Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability, and the Public Defense Services Commission. The role of the state courts is to ensure that Oregonians receive fair and accessible justice by providing due process, protecting individual rights, and preserving community welfare. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Judicial_Department

 

 

Judicial Fitness and Disability, Commission on

Street Address
PO Box 1130 (no street address)
Beaverton, OR 97075

Phone: 503-626-6776     Fax: 503-626-6787     Email: judfit@worldstar.com

 

The Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability reviews complaints regarding Oregon state judges and justices of the peace and also investigates when the alleged conduct might violate the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct or Article VII, Section 8 of the state constitution. “If the Commission files formal charges, a public hearing is held. The Commission then makes a recommendation to the Supreme Court. Recommendations include dismissal of the charges, and censure, suspension or removal of the judge.” The Commission meets six times a year to review pending and new complaints and to reconsider prior complaints. https://www.courts.oregon.gov/programs/cjfd/Pages/default.aspx

Justice, Department of

Street Address
1162 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096

Phone: 503-378-4400    Fax: 503-378-4017   Email: attorneygeneral@doj.state.or.us

 

The Department of Justice is headed by the Oregon Attorney General and supports safe and healthy communities throughout Oregon by providing essential justice services. The DOJ provides legal counsel to the state anytime Oregon is a party or has an interest in a civil action or other legal proceeding. The Department of Justice is also tasked with running programs having to do with child support payments, charitable activity enforcement, district attorney assistance, crime victim compensation, and protecting consumers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Department_of_Justice

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Subjects / Tags: Justice, Justice -- Administration of -- Oregon -- Periodicals

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Landlord and Tenant Laws

Have questions about security deposits or rent increases in Oregon? Understanding the basics of state law enables both landlords and tenants to deal with many legal problems and answer legal questions without the assistance of a lawyer. The following resources may help answer some of your questions regarding tenant – landlord laws in Oregon.

 

Landlord and Tenant Law - Oregon State Bar

Landlord – Tenant Housing & Eviction

NOLO - Overview of Landlord-Tenant Laws in Oregon

Oregon Landlord-Tenant Laws Resource Guide

ORHA - Oregon Rental Housing Association - Home

ORS Ch. 90 – Residential Landlord and Tenant

 

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Subjects / Tags: Eviction -- Oregon, Eviction -- United States, Landlord and tenant -- Oregon, Landlord and tenant -- United States, Landlords -- United States -- Handbooks -- manuals -- etc.

Land Use Board of Appeals

Street Address

775 Summer St NE
Ste 330
Salem, OR 97301-1283

Phone: 503-373-1265           Email:  lubasupport@dsl.state.or.us

 

The Land Use Board of Appeals was established by the Oregon Legislature in 1979 and hears and rules on appeals of land use decisions made by local governments and special districts. It is the only forum that can hear appeals of local land use decisions. (LUBA) is an agency with exclusive jurisdiction to review appeals of land use decisions made by cities, counties, districts and state agencies. “LUBA is the first tribun​al of its kind in the United States. The governor appoints the three-member board to serve four-year terms, subject to confirmation by the Oregon Senate. Each board member must be a member of the Oregon State Bar. The board is assisted by two administrative staff and a staff attorney.” https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/state/executive/land-use.aspx

 

Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals Opinions (Oregon Judicial Department)

Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals Rules and Statutes

ORS 197.810 – Land Use Board of Appeals

 

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Subjects / Tags: Land use -- Law and legislation -- Oregon, Land use -- Law and legislation -- United States, Land use -- Law and legislation -- Washington, LUBA

Law Library, State of Oregon

Street Address
1163 State St
Salem, OR 97301-2563

Phone: 503-986-5640    Fax: 503-986-5623     Email:  state.law.library@ojd.state.or.us 

 

The State of Oregon Law Library (SOLL) traces its origins back to the organization of the territorial government of Oregon. The Territorial Act of 1848 provided for the establishment of a library “to be kept at the seat of government.” In1851 an act provided for the appointment of a librarian and defined the librarian’s role. “The library has served a broad constituency from its beginnings including members of the legislature and its clerks and officers; Judges of the Supreme and District Courts, and their clerks; Attorney-general and marshal of the Territory; attorneys-at-law, secretary of the Territory; and all other persons, shall have access to the library, and the privileges allowed by law. This inclusive policy was continued with statehood in 1859. Charge and control of the library was transferred to the Supreme Court in 1913.” Today, the library operates under the administrative authority of the office of the state court administrator. Its mission is to provide the comprehensive legal resources that the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government require to serve the public effectively and to afford all Oregonians access to legal information.” https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/state/judicial/law-library.aspx

 

Liquor Control Commission, Oregon

Street Address
9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd
Portland, OR 97222-7355

Phone: 503-872-5003          Fax: 503-872-5266          Email: joy.spencer@state.or.us

 

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission was created in 1933 by a special legislative session ensuing the end of national prohibition. The agency advocates responsible alcohol consumption by managing the sale and service of distilled spirits in the State of Oregon. OCLL administers the state's Liquor Control Act and regulates the production, processing and sale of recreational marijuana. It regulates businesses that sell and serve alcohol and trains and issues permits for alcohol servers. The agency is comprised of four major operational programs including the Distilled Spirits Program, the Recreational Marijuana Program, the Public Safety Program and the Medical Marijuana Program. OLCC also enforces the Bottle Bill. https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/state/executive/liquor-control.aspx

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Subjects / Tags: Drinking and traffic accidents -- United States, Drunk driving -- Oregon, Drunk driving -- United States, Drunkenness (Criminal law) -- Oregon, Liquor laws -- Oregon

Lottery, Oregon State

Street Address
500 Airport Rd SE
Salem, OR 97301-5075

Phone: 503-540-1000      Fax: 503-540-1001     Email:  lottery.webcenter@state.or.us

 

The Oregon Lottery was authorized by Oregon Ballot Measure 5 which was passed by voters in the 1984 general election. Measure 5 amended the Oregon Constitution to allow a state lottery to be created. The lottery began in April 1985 and offered two types of games: scratch-it tickets and Megabucks. The Oregon Lottery is run by the government of the State of Oregon and is also a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association. Constitutional amendments have permitted using lottery funds for economic development, public education and natural resource programs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Lottery

 

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Subjects / Tags: Gambling -- United States, Game laws -- Oregon

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Medical Examiner Division, State of Oregon

Street Address
13309 SE 84th Ave
Ste 100
Clackamas, OR 97015

Phone: 971-673-8200                      Email:  medical.examiner@state.or.us

 

medical examiner is someone who is trained in pathology that investigates deaths that occur under unusual or suspicious circumstances, performs post-mortem examinations, and in some jurisdictions initiates inquests. In the US, there are two death investigation systems: the coroner system and the medical examiner system. The type of system varies from municipality to municipality and from state to state. The Medical Examiner Division certifies the cause and manner of a death requiring investigation within the authority of ORS Chapter 146. This activity may include post mortem examination or alcohol and drug analyses. The division maintains state records and provides lectures and training on legal medicine and death investigations to medical school physicians and students, attorneys, law students, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and other persons associated with the death investigation system. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_examiner

ORS Chapter 146 - Investigations of Deaths, Injuries and Missing Persons

Military Department, Oregon

Street Address
1776 Militia Way SE
Salem, OR 97309-5047

Phone: 503-584-3980       Fax: 503-584-3962        Email:  webmaster@mil.state.or.us

 

The Oregon Military Department is an organization made up of Soldiers, Airmen and Civilians that are trained and equipped to respond to any contingency. The department was the first state agency created in Oregon and it administers, equips and trains the Oregon Army and Air National Guard. During peacetime the department responds to the governor in support of the citizens of Oregon and during wartime, the Oregon Army and Air National Guard can be federalized in support of national missions as directed by the U.S. president. “The department administers 39 readiness centers/armories, seven maintenance centers, four training sites, two Army Aviation Support Facilities and two Air National Guard bases. In addition, the department oversees the Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Oregon’s Youth Challenge Program.” https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/state/executive/military.aspx#:~:text=Present%20Duties&text=The%20department%20was%20the%20first,Army%20and%20Air%20National%20Guard.&text=During%20wartime%2C%20the%20Oregon%20Army,directed%20by%20the%20U.S.%20president.

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Subjects / Tags: Military, Military pensions -- Law and legislation -- United States

Mobile Homes

Use the following web links below to find important legal information about mobile homes in Oregon.

 

1.            Manufactured Home Ownership Documents

Unique Mobile Home Clip Art - Mobile Home Transparent - Free Transparent  PNG Clipart Images DownloadMobile Home Tenant Law in Oregon - Oregon Law Help

NOLO - Basic Legal Requirements for Placing Mobile Home on My Land in Oregon

Oregon Housing & Community Services: Manufactured and Marina Communities  

ORS 197.314 – Required siting of manufactured homes

ORS Ch. 446 – Manufactured Dwellings and Structures; Parks; Tourist Facilities

Oregon Secretary of State – Building Codes Division Ch. 918

Oregon State Bar - Rights of a Mobile Home Owner Threatened With Eviction From a Mobile Home Park

 

Modest Means Program – Oregon State Bar

Street Address
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Tigard, OR 97224

Phone: 503-620-0222  or 1-800-452-8260     Fax: 503-684-1366         Email:   info@osbar.org

 

The Oregon State Bar Modest Means Program is designed to help moderate-income Oregonians find inexpensive legal assistance. Eligibility for the program is based upon the type of legal matter, applicant income and assets, and the availability of participating lawyers. The Modest Means Program is only available for family law, criminal defense, foreclosure, and landlord/tenant matters. To apply, you must complete a modest means application and mail it to the address listed on the form. If you qualify, you will be given the name and number of a Modest Means lawyer. You will need to contact the lawyer within two business days in order make an appointment for an initial consultation about your legal issues. You are entitled to an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes for a maximum fee of $35. If you hire the lawyer you will be asked to pay a retainer up front. The amount of the retainer will depend on the lawyer's estimate of how much work will be required to complete your case. https://www.osbar.org/public/ris/#mm

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Naturopathic Medicine, Oregon Board of

Street Address
800 NE Oregon St
Ste 407
Portland, OR 97232  

Phone: 971-673-0193     Fax: 971-673-0226         Email:   obnm.info@state.or.us 

 

Oregon was the first state in the nation to establish a “Board of Naturopathic Examiners,” granting it the power to license and regulate the practice of naturopathic medicine. The mission of the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine is to protect the public by licensing and regulating naturopathic physicians in the State of Oregon. Board responsibilities include developing policy and setting standards of practice, reviewing applications and issuing licenses to qualified applicants, investigating and taking action on complaints and enforcing Oregon Revised Statutes and Administrative Rules pertaining to the practice of naturopathic medicine in the State of Oregon. https://www.oregon.gov/obnm/Pages/About-Us.aspx

 

ORS Chapter Chapter 685 - Naturopathic Physicians

 

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Oregon

Street Address
350 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97309-0405

Phone: 503-378-3272         Fax: 503-947-7461        Email: ocb.mail@state.or.us 

 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority.  Its mission is to "assure safe and healthy working conditions for people by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA is also charged with enforcing a variety of whistleblower statutes and regulations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupational_Safety_and_Health_Administration

 

Oregon Commission for the Blind

Street Address
535 SE 12th Ave

Portland, OR 97214

Phone: (971) 673-1588             Fax: (503) 234-7468                 Email: Online contact form

 

The Oregon Commission for the Blind was established in 1937 and provides services to Oregonians who experience vision loss and are in need specialized training and support to live full and productive lives. The agency operates under ORS 346.110 through 346.570 and through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The Commission for the Blind is committed toward helping Oregonians who are blind acquire and keep jobs, supporting Oregon businesses in hiring and retaining qualified job seekers who are blind and supporting youth who are blind in the transition from high school into a career path.  The Oregon Commission for the Blind also helps seniors and individuals with vision loss who are unable to work so that they can remain independent in their homes and active in their communities.

ORS Chapter 346 - Programs for Persons Who Are Blind or Deaf

Oregon Commission on Black Affairs

Street Address
800 NE Oregon St # 930

Portland, OR 97232

Phone: (503) 731-4582         

 

Created nearly 40 years ago, the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs works towards the equality of African-American and Black people in Oregon. Its statutory goals and strategic priorities include assuring the success of Oregon's African American and Black communities at the state level by advocating for equitable policies. The Oregon Commission on Black Affairs also engages community and state partners to promote equity for African American and Black communities statewide, and analyzes issues affecting the African American and Black communities. Other statutory goals and strategic plans include encouraging the growth and development of leaders in the African American and Black communities at the state level and increasing the visibility of the contributions and achievements made by Oregon's African American and Black communities. https://www.oregon.gov/oac/ocba/Pages/index.aspx

MyOregonNews - Oregon Commission on Black Affairs Speaks out on Racial ...

ORS 185.420 – Commission on Black Affairs

 

Oregon Department of Agriculture

Street Address
635 Capitol St NE

Salem, OR

97301-2532

Phone: 503-986-4550          Email: info@oda.state.or.us 

 

The Oregon Department of Agriculture was formed in 1931 when the Oregon Legislature consolidated thirteen separate boards, bureaus and commissions.  It is responsible for promoting and regulating food production and safety. It is headed by the Director of Agriculture, appointed by the Governor of Oregon and is advised by a board of ten members, also gubernatorial appointees. The ten member State Board of Agriculture advises ODA on policy issues, develops recommendations on key agricultural issues, and provides advocacy of the state’s agriculture industry. Additional responsibilities for the agency include an industrial hemp program and the addition of a cannabis policy coordinator to incorporate the state’s cannabis production into existing ODA programs and requirements. ODA is headquartered in Salem, Oregon with its marketing and laboratory programs located in Portland, Oregon. https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/state/executive/agriculture.aspx

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Subjects / Tags: Agricultural laborers -- Oregon, Agriculture -- Oregon

Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure

The Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure govern practice and procedure before the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals. The Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (ORAP) are adopted by the courts pursuant to statute.  See ORS 2.120 (Supreme Court) and ORS 2.560(2) (Court of Appeals).

 

Current Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (Oregon Judicial Department)

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Subjects / Tags: Appellate procedure -- Oregon

Oregon State Archives

Street Address
900 Court Street NE

Capitol Room 136
Salem OR 97310-0722

Phone: 503-986-1523       Email: oregon.sos@oregon.gov​​​​​​​​ 

The Oregon State Archives Division is an agency of the Oregon Secretary of State that is charged with preserving and providing access to government records. The organization also publishes the Oregon Blue Book and Oregon Administrative Rules. The position of State Archivist was authorized in 1945 by the state legislature although it was not filled until 1947. It was originally a staff position within the Oregon State Library. Before the division was established, Oregon's record keeping had been given to various agencies resulting in disorganization and loss. “Following a fire at the capitol building in 1935 and in the face of possible air raids during World War II, the need for a state-level archivist became apparent. The Oregon State Archives holdings include records such as the Oregon Historical County Records Guide, the Oregon Historical Records Index and the Provisional and Territorial Records Guide. Other records include adoption records, census records, land records, military records, naturalization records, probate records, vital records, and more.” http://statearchives.us/oregon.htm

Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service

Street Address
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Tigard, OR 97224

Phone: 503-620-0222   or 1-800-452-8260    Email: info@osbar.org

The Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Services provides referrals to persons who are looking for a lawyer. According to the Oregon State Bar, “If you see a lawyer through the Lawyer Referral Service, you will get a first meeting of up to 30 minutes and not pay more than $35 for the first meeting.” The Lawyer Referral Service does not have a list of pro-bono lawyers. If you are not sure whether you need a lawyer, you can call the Lawyer Referral Service. The staff may be able to help you identify the type of help you need, or give you more information about programs that may be of assistance to you. The Modest Means Program provides lawyers to help people for lesser fees and determines qualification based on income level, the type of assistance that you need and the availability of participating lawyers. https://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/1171_LRS.htm

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Oregon State Board of Nursing

Street Address
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd 

Portland, OR 97224-7012 

Phone: (971) 673-0685            Fax: 971-673-0684    Email:  oregon.bn.info@state.or.us 

 

A board of nursing is a regulatory body that oversees the practice of nursing within a state or province. The board typically approves and oversees schools of nursing and also handles all aspects of nurse licensure with its jurisdiction. “The nine OSBN board members are appointed by the Governor and include two public members, four registered nurses, one licensed practical nurse, one certified nursing assistant, and one nurse practitioner.  The four RN members represent various areas of nursing practice.  Board members serve three-year terms.” The OSBN is part of the executive branch of Oregon state government. https://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/about-us.aspx

Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Street Address
800 NE Oregon St., Suite 150

Portland, OR  97232

Phone: (971) 673-0001         Fax: (971) 673-0002                Email:  pharmacy.board@oregon.gov

 

The Oregon Board of Pharmacy was created by the Oregon State Legislature in 1891 and serves to promote and protect public health, safety and welfare by ensuring high standards in the practice of pharmacy and through effective regulation of the manufacture and distribution of drugs. The Board consists of nine board members. The Governor appoints each member of the Board for a term of four years, subject to approval by the State Senate, and they may be reappointed. Please visit the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy for additional information.

 

Oregon State Legislature

Street Address
900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 800-332-2313          Fax: 503-986-1684

 

The Oregon Legislative Assembly is the state legislature for the State of Oregon and consists of two chambers, the House of Representatives and Senate. The Senate consists of 30 members elected to four-year terms and the House consists of 60 representatives elected to two-year terms. The Legislature enacts new laws and revises existing ones, makes decisions that keep the state in good economic and environmental condition and provides a forum for discussion of public issues. The Legislature reviews and revises the governor’s proposed budget, passes tax laws to provide needed revenue and also influences executive and judicial branch decisions. https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/state/legislative/about.aspx

Oregon Supreme Court

Street Address
1163 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-986-5555

 

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the Oregon judicial branch and it has seven elected justices. Since1841, the court has grown from a single judge to its current make up of seven justices. Justices of the court serve six-year terms upon election, yet vacancies are filled by appointments of the Governor of Oregon until the next general election when any qualified candidate may run for the position. These seven justices then select one member to serve a six-year term as Chief Justice. The court's Chief Justice is responsible for assigning cases to the other justices to write the court's opinions and is also the chief executive of the Oregon Judicial Department. The Oregon Supreme Court is also the court of last resort in Oregon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Supreme_Court

 

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Oregon Tax Court

Street Address
1241 State Street
Floor 3R (Magistrate Division)
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: (503) 986-5645            Fax: 503-986-5507           Email:  tax.court@ojd.state.or.us

 

The Oregon Tax Court is part of the Oregon Judicial Department and is a state court in the State of Oregon which has jurisdiction in questions of law that regard state tax laws. Examples of matters that would come before this court include income taxes, corporate excise taxes, property taxes, timber taxes, cigarette taxes, local budget law, and property tax limitations. The Tax Court has two divisions including the Magistrate Division and the Regular Division (ORS Chapter 650, Oregon Laws 1995). Trials in the Magistrate Division are informal proceedings and are made directly to the Regular Division of the Tax Court. https://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/tax/Pages/default.aspx

 

ORS 305.405 – Oregon Tax Court

Tax Court Rules (Oregon Judicial Department)

 

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Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon

Street Address
725 Summer St NE
Ste C
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-986-0707 or (800) 551-6949          Fax: 503-986-0794          Email:  park.info@oregon.gov

 

The State Parks and Recreation Department was created as an independent agency in 1989. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is the government agency of the State of Oregon which operates its system of state parks. It has programs to protect and provide public access to natural and historic resources. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department focuses on protecting Oregon’s special outdoor and historic places while providing opportunities for sustaining Oregon’s quality outdoor recreation and heritage resources for the future. The department also manages the system of rest areas along the highways and freeways within the state. https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/state/executive/parks-recreation.aspx

 

List of Oregon state parks

 

Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, Board of

Street Address
2575 Center St NE
Ste. 100
Salem, OR 97301-4621

Phone: 503-945-9009    Fax: 503-373-7558   Email: bppps.webmaster@doc.state.or.us

 

The Board of Parole and Post - Prison Supervision ensures safety in Oregon by protecting citizens’ rights and promoting positive offender change while maintaining accountability. The first State Parole board was created in 1911 and in 1969, the board became a full-time agency with three board members. In 1975, the board was enlarged to five members, with the stipulation that at least one member must be a woman. The governor appoints members to four-year terms and determines the chair and vice-chair. Members can serve up to a maximum of two terms. Staff consists of an executive director, a supervising executive assistant and 22 support staff. The board works closely with the Department of Corrections as well as other local community corrections agencies to protect the public and reduce the risk of repeat criminal behavior. The board imposes prison terms and makes release decisions, sets conditions of supervision for all offenders being released from prison, imposes sanctions for violations of supervision and determines whether discharge from parole supervision is compatible with public safety. https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/state/executive/parole-board.aspx

Physical Therapist Licensing Board

Street Address
800 NE Oregon St
Ste 407
Portland, OR 97232-2187

Phone: 971-673-0200       Fax: 971-673-0226      Email: physical.therapy@state.or.us

 

The Physical Therapist Licensing Board’s purpose is “to protect the public and to establish professional standards of practice which assure that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are properly educated, hold valid/current licenses, practice within their scope of practice and continue to receive ongoing training throughout their careers.” https://www.oregon.gov/pt/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=PT&utm_medium=egov_redirect&utm_campaign=www.oregon.gov%2Fptbrd

Oregon Board of Physical Therapy Licensing Requirements

Pleas

A plea is a formal statement by or on behalf of a defendant or prisoner, stating guilt or innocence in response to a charge, offering an allegation of fact, or claiming that a point of law should apply. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plea

 

Change of Plea Script

ORS 135.335: Pleading by Defendant

Petition to Enter Plea

Uniform Plea Petition

 

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Subjects / Tags: Plea bargaining -- Oregon, Pleading -- United States -- Forms, Pleas (Criminal procedure) -- Oregon, Pleas of guilty -- Oregon

Police, Oregon State

Street Address
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317

Phone: 503-378-3720            Fax: 503-378-8282            Email:  ask.osp@state.or.us

 

The Department of Oregon State Police was founded in August 1931 and is a law enforcement agency of the State of Oregon that enforces all of Oregon's criminal laws and assists local law enforcement agencies. OSP has a Criminal Division, SWAT, Dignitary Protection Unit, Mobile Response Team, a Forensic Services Division (crime labs), a Fish and Wildlife Division (game wardens), a Medical Examiner's Division, and an Oregon State Fire Marshal Division. It is one of the few law enforcement agencies in the United States that monitors the security of the state lottery.

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Subjects / Tags: Police corruption -- United States, Police misconduct -- Law and legislation -- United States, Police power -- Oregon, Police power -- United States

Probate Court Forms

The Probate Unit handles protective proceedings such as Guardianships and conservatorships and, in part, is a legal process whereby a court oversees the distribution of assets left by a deceased person. 

 

Probate - Guardian Ad Litem (Oregon Judicial Department)

Small Estate Affidavits (Oregon Judicial Department)

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Subjects / Tags: Probate, Probate law and practice -- Oregon

Public Employees Retirement System

Street Address
11410 SW 68th Pkwy
Tigard, OR 97223
  

Phone: 888-320-7377     Fax: 503-598-0561   

Email:  PERS.Member.Services@state.or.us

 

The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) was created in 1946 and is the retirement and disability fund for public employees in the State of Oregon. The program is administered by a twelve-member board of trustees, appointed to three-year terms by the Governor. Employees of the state, school districts, and local governments are eligible for coverage. Public employees hired before January 1, 1996 receive the system's most generous pension benefit. If hired between January 1, 1996 and August 28, 2003, a public employee is entitled to a somewhat reduced pension benefit as a result of changes passed by the Oregon Legislative Assembly in 1995. Sometimes referred to as "Tier Three," OPSRP applies to employees hired after August 29, 2003. Benefits under this program are considered in line with comparative government pension programs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Public_Employees_Retirement_System

 

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Public Health Division

Street Address
800 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 971-673-1222     Fax: 971-673-1299    Email:  health.webmaster@state.or.us

 

The Oregon Public Health Division works to protect and promote the health of all Oregonians and the communities where they live, work, play and learn. The Oregon public health system includes federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and other diverse partners working together to put healthy options and health-promoting services within reach for everyone living in the State of Oregon. https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/About/Pages/index.aspx

 

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Public Utility Commission of Oregon

Street Address
201 High St SE
Ste 100
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-378-6611     Fax: 503-378-5505      Email:  puc.commission@state.or.us  

 

The Oregon Public Utility Commission is the chief electric, gas and telephone utility regulatory agency of the State of Oregon. The PUC is responsible for rate regulation of Oregon's investor-owned electric, natural gas, and telephone utilities, as well as select water companies. The PUC also enforces electric and natural gas safety standards and handles utility-related dispute resolution on behalf of Oregon residents. https://www.oregon.gov/puc/about-us/Pages/default.aspx

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Subjects / Tags: Public utilities -- rates -- law and legislation -- Oregon, Public utilities -- rates -- law and legislation -- United States, Public utility districts -- Oregon

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Restraining Orders

A restraining order (protective order) is an order used by a court to protect a person, object, business, company, state, country, establishment, or entity, including the general public from alleged domestic violence, child abuse, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault. If you have been a victim of physical abuse or threatened abuse, you may be able to get a restraining order under the Oregon Family Abuse Prevention Act. This law allows you to obtain protection from domestic violence without having to file for a divorce or legal separation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restraining_order

 

Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Orders

Filing for a Restraining Order - FAPA

ORS 107.718 - Restraining order

Restraining Orders and Domestic Violence (Oregon State Bar)

 

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Revenue, Department of

Street Address
955 Center St NE
Salem, OR 97301-2555

Phone: 503-378-4988       Fax: 503-945-8738        Email:  questions.dor@oregon.gov

 

The Department of Revenue is the primary tax collection agency in the State of Oregon that is responsible for administering the state's tax laws and the collection of state taxes including personal and corporate income and excise taxes, gift and inheritance taxes, tobacco taxes and those imposed by more than thirty other tax programs. The agency has the responsibility for the collection of delinquent fees and other accounts on behalf of various state agencies, and provides training to local and regional government finance officials and their staffs. It also appraises and establishes values for properties owned by utilities, forest lands, and most large industrial properties for county tax assessors who are responsible for administration and collection of property taxes within the state. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Department_of_Revenue

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School Boards Association, Oregon

Street Address
1201 Court St NE
Ste 400
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-588-2800          Fax: 503-588-2813             Email:  info@osba.org

 

The Oregon School Boards Association is dedicated to improving student achievement through advocacy, leadership and service to locally-elected, volunteer Oregon public school boards. Founded in 1946, OSBA is governed by a member-elected board and serves K-12 public school boards, education service district boards, community college boards and the State Board of Education. http://www.osba.org/About-OSBA.aspx OSBA is dedicated to improving student success and education equity through advocacy, leadership and service to Oregon public school boards.OSBA is dedicated to improving student success and education equity through advocacy, leadership and service to Oregon public school boards.

Secretary of State

Street Address
136 State Capitol
Salem, OR 97310-0722

Phone: 503-986-1523        Fax: 503-986-1616       Email:  oregon.sos@state.or.us

 

The Oregon Secretary of State is an elected constitutional officer within the executive branch of government of the State of Oregon. The duties of office are: auditor of public accounts, chief elections officer, and administrator of public records. The Secretary of State also serves on the Oregon State Land Board and chairs the Oregon Sustainability Board. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Secretary_of_State

 

Sentencing

In Oregon, felony sentences are subject to the Oregon Sentencing Guidelines. Prior to 1989, Oregon sentenced people to “indeterminate” sentences meaning that the sentence was the maximum you could serve, but when you went off to jail it was unclear what your actual sentence would be. Oregon now has a sentencing guideline grid that helps judges determine the appropriate penalty range for a felony – or any crime committed in the state. Felony crimes on the books in the state are divided into three classes. Class A includes the most serious felonies while Class C has the least serious felonies. Class B felonies include Aggravated theft, Money laundering, Abuse of a corpse, Possession of body armor and Drug distribution (cocaine). The objective of the guidelines is to create uniformity in the sentencing of approximately 14,000 criminal defendants a year in the state. The goal is for defendants to serve, on average, 80 percent of their sentences.

 

ORS 137 - Judgment and Execution; Parole and Probation by the Court

Oregon Sentencing Guideline Grid

 

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Subjects / Tags: Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Oregon, Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Tennessee, Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States

Separation

A legal separation establishes a binding agreement between married people regarding custody, child and spousal support, and division of property. A judgment of legal separation will decide issues of custody, parenting time, support, property and debt distribution, while parties remain married/registered partners. A legal separation can last for a specific period of time, or it can be unspecified. The links below provide information on separation and available court forms. https://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/clackamas/help/Pages/legal-separation.aspx

 

Divorce, Separation, Annulment – Home (Oregon Judicial Department)

Forms for Legal Separation of Marriage or Registered Domestic Partnership

Oregon Judicial Department : Legal Separation : Forms

 

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State Lands, Department of

Street Address
775 Summer St NE
#100
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-986-5200            Fax: 503-378-4844            Email:  dsl@dsl.state.or.us

 

The Oregon Department of State Lands is one of the oldest agencies of government of the State of Oregon. Established by the Oregon Constitution in 1859, the Land Board has been composed of the Governor (chair), Secretary of State and State Treasurer throughout its history. The organization is principally responsible for the management of lands under state ownership and is the administrative arm of the Oregon State Land Board. The Board is responsible for the Common School Fund, off-shore lands and coastal estuarine tidelands, submerged and submersible lands of the navigable waterways, unclaimed property, estates with no heirs, and additional functions assigned by the Oregon Legislative Assembly from time to time. The Board decides cases, adopts rules, issues policy statements, and approves DSL recommendations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Department_of_State_Lands

 

State Library of Oregon

Street Address
250 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301-3950

Phone: 503-378-4243      Fax: 503-585-8059            Email:  library.help@state.or.us

 

The State Library of Oregon cultivates, preserves, and delivers library and information services to its patrons. The State Library of Oregon ensures equitable access to library and information services for all Oregonians. The State Library of Oregon was established as the Oregon Library Commission in 1905 and today provides information services to over 37,000 state government employees. The State Library circulates library materials in digital and Braille format and provides grants and assistance to help develop and improve library services. Its mission is to provide leadership and resources to continue growing vibrant library services for Oregonians with print disabilities, the Legislature and state government, and all Oregonians through local libraries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_State_Library

 

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Traffic Forms & Violations 

 

Oregon Department of Transportation – Laws and Rules 

Oregon Department of Transportation - Vehicle Code Book

ORS Chapter 811 - Rules of the Road for Drivers

Oregon Traffic Laws - FindLaw

 

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Subjects / Tags: Traffic accidents -- Oregon, Traffic accidents -- United States, Traffic violations -- Oregon

Transcript Requests

In court proceedings, a transcript is usually a record of all decisions of the judge, and the spoken arguments by the litigants' lawyers. A transcript is a written record of a hearing. Hearings are recorded using a digital audio system. They are meant to be a word-for-word record of every court proceeding that occurred during a given trial. When a transcript is requested, the audio recording of the hearing is sent to a certified transcriber. Transcripts may be requested by completing an audio transcript request form.

 

Access to court records information within Linn County Circuit Court

Audio Transcript Requests (Oregon Judicial Department)

Transcript information for the Oregon appellate courts

 

Free Legal Treatises - SEDM

 

Trusts

A trust is an arrangement under which one person, called a trustee, holds legal title to property for another person, called a beneficiary. A "living trust" is a trust you create while you're alive, rather than one that is created at your death. A living trust in Oregon allows you to have use and control of your assets while they remain in trust for your beneficiaries and allows you to bypass probate for the assets in your trust. The main advantage of making a living trust is to spare your family the expense and delay of probate court proceedings following your death. https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/create-a-living-trust-in-oregon

 

Make a Living Trust in Oregon (NOLO)

ORS Chapter 130 - Uniform Trust Code Uniform Trust Code

Wills, Trusts and Elder Law (Oregon State Bar)

 

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Vehicles 

Street Address 
DMV Headquarters
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR  97314

Phone:

·                     Bend - 541-388-6322541-388-6322

·                     Medford - 541-776-6025541-776-6025

·                     Portland Metro - 503-299-9999503-299-9999

·                     Roseburg - 541-440-3395541-440-3395

·                     Salem Metro Area - 503-945-5000503-945-5000

·                     Statewide Relay (TTY) - 7-1-1

 

DMV Forms

Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicles Services (ODOT)

 

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Subjects / Tags: Automobile insurance -- Law and legislation -- United States, Automobile ownership -- Oregon, Automobiles -- Law and legislation -- Oregon, Automobiles -- Seat belts -- Oregon

Venue

Venue is the legally proper or most convenient place where a particular case should be filed or handled. It tends to be the most convenient court location to where the crime was committed, or where the civil legal action began. Each state has rules determining the proper venue for different types of lawsuits. Refer to the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) for specifics on venue.

 

ORS Chapter 113.015 - Venue

ORS Chapter 14 - Jurisdiction; Venue; Change of Judge

Packet #11 - Change of Venue / Transfer of Case

 

Visitation

In the context of a child custody case, visitation is defined as the rights for a non-custodial parent to see their child. Visitation can also be defined as temporary custody that's been granted for a period of time to an otherwise non-custodial parent or relative. “In general, courts in Oregon assume that it is beneficial for both biological parents of a child to have shared custody or visitation, unless it is shown to be against the child's best interests. A biological parent who is denied custody may be awarded visitation rights to provide for a relationship between the parent and child.”

 

https://www.maritallaws.com/states/oregon/visitation

Family Time/Visitation: The Road to Safe Reunification

Grandparent Visitation

Linn County Model Parenting Plan

ORS 419B.876 - Visitation or other contact between grandparent and ward

Parenting Plan Enforcement

 

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Subjects / Tags: Visitation rights (Domestic relations) -- Oregon

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Wills

A will is a legal document that details the wishes of the testator (the person writing the will) regarding asset distribution upon the testator’s death. Within the will, the testator names an executor, the person who will be in charge of handling the estate when the time comes. A will can also be used to name a guardian for minor children as well as someone to handle the financial affairs of the children. A will should be part of a comprehensive estate plan, perhaps including an advanced health care directive or living will and a power of attorney for your financial affairs to be taken care of if you become incapacitated.

 

Making a Will in Oregon (NOLO)

Non-Probated wills

Oregon Wills Laws - FindLaw

Probate Types (Oregon Judicial Department)

Search results from the Linn County Law Library Catalog

Wills & Estates – OregonLawHelp.org

Wills, Trusts and Elder Law Information Page (Oregon State Bar)

Your Will (Oregon State Bar)

 

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Subjects / Tags: Probate, Wills -- Oregon, Wills -- United States

Worker’s Compensation

Street Address
350 Winter Street NE
P.O. Box 14480
Salem, OR 97309-0405

Phone: 503-947-7585           Email:  workcomp.questions@oregon.gov

 

Workers' compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory waiver of the employee's right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.

Oregon Revised Statutes – Worker’s Compensation

Oregon Worker’s Compensation Division

 

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Subjects / Tags: Workers' compensation -- Alaska, Workers' compensation -- Oregon, Workers' compensation -- United States

 

Books & eBooks

 

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Research Databases

American Memory

Casetext

Checkpoint Catalyst

Code of Federal Regulations

Congress.gov

Cornell Legal Information Institute (Cornell Law School)

Fastcase

Federal Register

HathiTrust

JSTOR

Lexis (Lexis Advance)

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Oregon Revised Statutes

PACER

United States Code

USA.gov

U.S. Supreme Court Dockets and Briefs

Westlaw (Thomson Reuters)

WorldCat

 

Quick Links to Additional Online Resources

ABC House

Adoption Step Guide

Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission

Basic Parenting Plan Guide

Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence

Child Custody in Oregon

Confidentiality (privacy) protections for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking  brochure

Domestic Violence (OregonLawHelp.org)

Guide to Oregon Driving Records & State Conviction Abbreviation Manual

Oregon Child Custody Laws - FindLaw

OregonLawHelp.org – Child Custody in Oregon

Cemeteries in the United States (See Oregon)

Family Abuse Prevention Act Benchbook

How to Serve Legal Papers in Oregon

Oregon Computer Crimes Laws

Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services  -- History from State of Oregon Library

Oregon Department of Human Resources – Family Services Manual

Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure

Prevent Child Abuse Oregon

Washington County Health and Human Services: Alcohol and Drugs

 

YouTube Videos – Oregon Law

 

New Limits to rent increases and no-cause evictions in Oregon

Oregon Landlord / Tenant Laws – Oregon State Bar

 

 

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