LINN COUNTY LAW LIBRARY   

304 Broadalbin Street SW

Albany, Oregon 97321

(541) 924 – 6902

 

Branch Hours: 

Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

*After-hours Access: Attorneys may apply for an after-hours access card key that will allow twenty-four hour entry to the Law Library.

Card Key Control System Application Form

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Schedule Your Conference Room Reservation

 

The LC Law Library will be closed for the following holidays:

·        President's Day: Monday, February 19th

·        Memorial Day: Monday, May 28th

·        Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4th

·        Labor Day: Monday, September 3rd

·        Veterans Day: Monday, November 12th

·        Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 22nd

·        Christmas: Tuesday, December 25th

The Law Library is located approximately one block from the Court House. Please reference the Law Library Policy below.

LAW LIBRARY CATALOG

 

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

Legal Aid Services of Oregon: provides legal assistance and advice to residents who qualify under low-income guidelines.  (541) 273-0533

Albany Regional Office - Legal Aid Services of Oregon: (541) 926-8678 or 1-800-817-4605 (long distance calls only)

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

 

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Sources of Legal Information on the Internet

General Information:

EBSCOhost (Available to those with a public library card number). 

Fastcase (register as a new user the first time you visit Fastcase). Content includes the United States Code, revised statutes, regulations, attorney general opinions and case law for states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Archived statutes and session laws from HeinOnline can be found here as well. If you have any questions on using the resource, please contact the Linn County Law Library or the State of Oregon Law Library.

FindLaw Content includes all states and courts, US Code, Administrative Rules, California case law, Federal case law and more. Users are permitted to set up their own "My Findlaw" page and establish links to the sources that they frequently use. 

Gale LegalForms - Business Solutions - Gale (Available to those with a public library card number).

Our Court site 

Federal Resources:

Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) The CFR is divided into 50 titles, broken down into chapters and is searchable by keyword, title or volume number.

 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Offers a suite of financial empowerment tools and resources to help empower people to take control over their financial lives.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) The IRS website includes links to forms and publications, as well as other taxpayer information.

USA.Gov Federal government's website for connecting to U.S. government agencies, federal courts, Congress, and the Office of the President. 

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services 

U.S. Courts Provides general information on federal courts, with links to individual court sites, such as the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts. Includes information on Oregon District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, as well as court rules, and some recent case opinions.

U.S. Law Library of Congress Law Library of Congress' Legal Guide to federal, state, and international legal resources.

State of Oregon Resources:

Child Support Calculator

DMV Forms

Family Law Forms

Oregon Bankruptcy Court

Oregon Briefs

Oregon Court Rules : Provides rules for the Oregon circuit courts, appellate courts, and the Oregon Tax Court.

Oregon Judicial Department

Oregon Law Help : Contains free legal information for low-income Oregonians concerning Abuse, Consumer Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, Family Law, Small Claims, etc.

Oregon Legal Research : OLR provides answers to frequently asked questions and additional information.

Oregon Revised Statutes - Oregon State Legislature

Historical Oregon Revised Statutes - Oregon State Legislature ORS Archives 

Oregon Self-Help Forms

Workers Comp Forms

Search Index of Court Forms 

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Law Library Policy - Mission Statement:

The Linn County Law Library is dedicated to providing legal research materials to patrons, Oregon county law libraries, and Oregon State Bar members. The law library provides online access and other resources in an efficient and respectful manner by exchanging information and fostering communication and cooperation among all county law libraries in the state of Oregon. The mission of the Linn County Law Library is to:

(1)  Promote the establishment, development and support of library services for all of the people of Oregon.

(2)  Provide library services suitable to support informed decisions by the personnel of government. 

(3)  Encourage cooperation between units of government and between and among libraries and to encourage the joint exercise of powers where such cooperation or joint exercise will increase the extent of library services in a fair and equitable manner. 

LIBRARY STAFF ARE PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW !!

(ORS 9.160) Bar membership required to practice law; exceptions. Except as provided in this section, a person may not practice law in this state, or represent that the person is qualified to practice law in this state, unless the person is an active member of the Oregon State Bar. 

(ORS 9.166) If the board has reason to believe that a person is practicing law without a license, the board may maintain a suit for injunctive relief in the name of the Oregon State Bar against any person violating ORS 9.160 (Bar membership required to practice law). The court shall enjoin any person violating ORS 9.160 (Bar membership required to practice law) from practicing law without a license. Any person who has been so enjoined may be punished for contempt by the court issuing the injunction. An injunction may be issued without proof of actual damage sustained by any person. The court shall order restitution to any victim of any person violating ORS 9.160 (Bar membership required to practice law). The prevailing party may recover its costs and attorney fees in any suit for injunctive relief brought under this section in which the board is the plaintiff. [1987 c.860 §4; 2001 c.300 §57; 2003 c.260 §3; 2003 c.670 §6].

THIS MEANS THAT: LIBRARIANS AND LIBRARY STAFF WILL NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE AND THEREFORE:

CANNOT INTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION, FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, LOCAL ORDINANCES, ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS.

 

CANNOT DISCUSS THE RELEVANCY OR APPLICATION OF CASE LAW (COURT DECISIONS) TO YOUR LEGAL SITUATION.

 

CANNOT ADVISE OR ASSIST IN THE SELECTION, PREPARATION, OR COMPLETION OF LEGAL FORMS, DOCUMENTS AND OTHER LEGAL DEVICES.

 

CANNOT ANSWER INQUIRIES REGARDING CAUSES OF ACTION, MAKE DETERMINATION OF APPROPRIATE JURISDICTION, OR ADDRESS STATUTE OF TIME LIMITATIONS ISSUES. 

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Finding an Attorney:

IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CALL THE OREGON STATE BAR LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: 1-800-452-7636 (TOLL-FREE IN OREGON) OR COMPLETE THE ONLINE REFERRAL REQUEST FORM: https://www.osbar.org/public/ris/lrsform.html 

Martindale Hubbell National Law Directory: Enables Users to search by geographical area and practice specialty to find an attorney in a specific location.

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Liability Disclaimer and User Agreement:

In preparation of this site, every effort has been made to offer the most current and precise information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. In particular but without limiting anything here, Linn County disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on Linn County web pages. The information and data included on Linn County servers have been compiled by County staff from a variety of sources and are subject to change without notice to the user. Linn County accepts no responsibility whatsoever with regards to the quality, content, completeness, suitability, accuracy or timeliness of such information and data. The law library makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this web site, its suitability for use, or that this web service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

 

Links to Third Party Web Sites

There are links and pointers to third party Internet websites contained in Linn County’s Law Library website. These sites linked from the website are not under the County’s control. Linn County does not assume any responsibility for any information, communications or materials available at such linked sites. Every individual site has its own set of policies about what kind of information is appropriate for the public to see. Therefore, the user assumes sole responsibility for use of third party links and pointers.

 

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Information on the Linn County Website is not guaranteed to be accurate and may contain errors and omissions. Linn County provides NO WARRANTY AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE FOR ANY INFORMATION. Original records may differ from computer entries. If reliance upon computer record is intended, verification of information on source documents by User is required. Information on the Linn County Website is prepared for reference purposes only for the convenience of the User. Information is provided at no charge. 

 

Disclaimer of Association with User

The User expressly acknowledges and agrees that the use of any information appearing on the Linn County Website is at User’s sole risk. Linn County shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages caused by mistakes, omissions, deletions, errors, or defects in any information, and shall not be liable for any failure or delays in receiving information.

 

Indemnity

As a condition of use of Linn County’s web site, the user agrees to indemnify the County, its Commissioners, officers, employees and agents against any and all liability, expenses (including attorney’s fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from user’s use of this web site, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by user of these terms and conditions.

 

Jurisdiction

This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Oregon. The user consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Linn County, Oregon, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this web site.

Linn County’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Linn County’s right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to the user’s use of this web site or information provided to or gathered by Linn County with respect to such use.

Severability

If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable laws, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

 

Closing of Agreement

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Linn County with respect to this web site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written between the user and Linn County with respect to this web site. This agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in this web site; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this agreement, the terms of this agreement shall control. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. 

 

 

 

 

Linn County Oregon 

300 SW 4TH AVE

PO BOX 100 

Albany, OR 97321

©Linn County Law Library 2018 

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