LINN COUNTY LAW LIBRARY

304 Broadalbin Street SW

Albany, OR 97321

 

Phone: 541 - 924 - 6902

 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MONDAY:           9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

TUESDAY:          9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

WEDNESDAY:    9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

THURSDAY:       9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

FRIDAY:                     CLOSED

SATURDAY:               CLOSED

SUNDAY:                   CLOSED

The Law Library will be closed for the following holidays:

 

·         Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4th

·         Labor Day: Monday, September 3rd

·         Veterans Day: Monday, November 12th

·         Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 22nd

·         Christmas: Tuesday, December 25th

 

AFTER HOURS ACCESS AVAILABLE FOR ATTORNEYS WITH KEY CARD PURCHASE. CONFERENCE ROOM AVAILABLE DURING NON STAFFED HOURS WITH PURCHASE OF KEY CARD. * The Law Library is located approximately one block from the Court House. Please note the Law Library Policy.

 

Conference Room Reservations

 

Links to Common Oregon Court Forms

 


If you need legal advice, you may want to contact the following agencies:

Legal Aid Services of Oregon: provides legal assistance and advice to residents who qualify under low-income guidelines

(541) 926-8678

Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service: 1-800-452-7636

 


Who We Are and What We Do  ..

One of the primary responsibilities of law libraries is to promote accessibility and ensure fairness within the justice system. Oregon is required, by statute, to operate a free law library or provide free law library services.

 

The Linn County Law Library is dedicated to providing legal research materials to members of the bar and the community at large. The Law Library delivers value to our citizens through books, online access and other resources for legal needs in an efficient and respectful manner. Information is made accessible to ensure the following:

 

·         Improvements in access to justice for those living in Linn County

·         Providing access to legal information for those with difficulties affording legal services

·         Identifying needs of the community

·         Developing strategies to reduce barriers to access

 

 

The Linn County Law Library is supported and backed by the Linn County Law Library (LCLL) Advisory Committee. The purpose of the LCLL Advisory Committee shall be to ensure that the Linn County Law Library is operated in an efficient manner for the benefit of attorneys, self – help litigants, courts and the general public of Linn County, Oregon.

 

 


LINN COUNTY LAW LIBRARY COMMUNITY LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

One of the primary responsibilities of law libraries is to promote accessibility and ensure fairness within the justice system. Oregon is required, by statute, to operate a free law library or provide free law library services. 

 

Linn County Law Library (LCLL) in collaboration with the Albany Public Library would like to initiate a seminar series for those who self-represent. The Legal Presentations for Self-Represented Litigants Program (LPSRL) is a series of law seminars designed to educate the public about common legal problems which frequently arise, for instance: landlord – tenant issues; divorce and custody issues; and expungements and property line disputes. Program objectives include:

 

·         Improving access to justice for those living in Linn County

·         Promoting and supporting pro bono opportunities in Linn County

·         Providing access to legal information for those with difficulties affording legal services

·         Identifying needs of the community

·         Developing strategies to reduce barriers to access

 

Partnering to provide these seminars are; Albany Public Library, Linn County Law Library and the Legal Aid Services of Oregon Albany Regional Office. The free series will cover a variety of interesting legal topics and attendees will gain a better appreciation of how the legal system works.

 

The LPSRL is designed to help those above the legal aid threshold. The program remit falls under the Linn County Law Library's mission of providing access to justice.  Intended for self-represented individuals, it is designed to assist those needing general legal guidance to self-represent.

 

Seminars on specific topics will be presented by volunteer attorneys in one to two hour sessions. The public is encouraged to ask questions and handouts will be provided.

 

**NOTE: There is no continuing attorney/client relationship formed during these sessions. The Legal Presentations for Self-Represented Litigants Program is a limited legal advice service and should not be considered a substitute for representation. Attendees will be required to sign a waiver before each session. Lawyers will provide general guidance only. If attendees have particular issues that needs addressing, they may be referred to another agency or the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service to seek an attorney to hire.

 

Name of Series

Legal Presentations for Self-Represented Litigants Program (LPSRL)

 

Scheduling

Presentations will be made four times per year (January, April, July and October) on the fourth Wednesday of the month, beginning in January 2019.

 

Topics

·         October 23, 2019 – Small Claims Court presented by Steven Crawford

·         January 22, 2020 – Social Security Disability presented by Andrew Long

·         April 22, 2020 – Divorce and Custody Issues presented by Jennifer Hisey

·         July 24, 2020 – ID Theft / Computer Hacking presented by ……………TBA

·         October 28, 2020 – Restraining and Stalking Orders presented by ………………TBA

 

Length of Time Needed

Meetings will begin at 5:30 pm and will last for approximately one to two hours, allowing for Q&A time.

 

Logistics

The Albany Public Library would be a good location to hold the Legal Presentations for Self-Helpers sessions because of its central location and size. A conference room is available free of charge upon reservation. Advanced registration for the presentations for the program will be required.

 

Rules

The presenter will make it clear that this is an educational opportunity and not a consultation. Pro bono attorneys will be responsible for drawing the line between legal advice and information. Library staff will assist with set-up, ushering people in to the conference room and crowd control.

 

Marketing Techniques

Presentations for the LPSHP will be marketed through the dissemination of flyers, radio announcements and by publishing a notice in the local newspaper (Democrat Herald).

 


Links to Legal Brochures and Pamphlets

 

A Legal Guide for Oregon Advocates by OregonLawHelp.org

Family Emergency Preparedness by OregonLawHelp.org

Family Law In Oregon by OregonLawHelp.org

Mold and Your Rental Property by NOLO

Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide compiled by the Washington County (OR) Law Library

Oregon Appellate Court Style Manual by OJD

Oregon Renters’ Handbook by OSPIRG

Oregon’s Landlord and Tenant Law by OSB

 

Resources Accessible Anywhere

 

Find a Case

Findlaw

How To Serve Legal Papers In Oregon

Linn Benton Housing Authority

Linn County Circuit Court

NOLO Publications (EBSCO) - Enter your county name for a Patron ID (all lower case), and enter "oregon" (all lower case) for the Password.

Oregon Judicial Department Court Forms

OregonLawHelp.org

Oregon State Bar

Publications Program of the State of Oregon Law Library

State of Oregon Law Library Digital Collection

 

Resources Accessible On-site

LexisNexis

OJIN

PACER

Westlaw

 


Linn County Oregon 

300 SW 4TH AVE

PO BOX 100 

Albany, OR 97321

©Linn County Law Library 2018 

http://www.co.linn.or.us/index.php?content=liability

 

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