WELCOME TO THE LINN COUNTY LAW LIBRARY

 

 

Library Address & Hours:           Facebook     

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304 Broadalbin Street SW                                                    

PO Box 100

Albany, OR. 97321

(541) 924-6902

Hours: MONDAY through THURSDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

 

Holidays:

New Year’s Day  - Friday, January 1, 2021 
Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 18, 2021 
Presidents' Day  - Monday, February 15, 2021 
Memorial Day  - Monday, May 31, 2021 
Independence Day - Monday, July 5, 2021 
Labor Day - Monday, September 6, 2021 
Veterans Day - Thursday, November 11, 2021 
Thanksgiving Day  - Thursday, November 25, 2021 
Christmas Day  - Friday, December 24, 2021  
​New Year's Day – January 1, 2022

Please call 541-924-6902 and ask for the Law Librarian during open hours. AFTER HOURS ACCESS IS AVAILABLE FOR ATTORNEYS WITH KEY CARDS. THE CONFERENCE ROOM IS ALSO AVAILABLE DURING NON STAFFED HOURS. Please note the Law Library’s policies.

 

Complete the Linn County Law Library Legal References Survey

 

Answerland: Ask a librarian at Answerland. Chat online with librarians throughout Oregon and the country.  Librarians are available 24/7 to help with any questions you may have.

 

COVID – 19 Updates: Research Platform and COVID-19 Information, FastCase COVID-19 Resources,

Oregon COVID-19 Resources, Nolo’s COVID – 19 Resources, WebMD’s Coronavirus Page

 

Employment Information: LinkedIn Learning,  Oregon Career Information System,  State of Oregon: Oregon Job Opportunities,  Worksource Oregon

 

Evictions in Oregon:  The law library has a collection of tenant/landlord resources available including the Declaration of Financial Hardship Notice of Eviction Prevention and the Landlord – Tenant Form. Please reference ORS 105.130 for the filing fee and the Oregon Rental Housing Authority, and/or the Oregon Renters’ Handbook. You may also want to visit the LASO website at https://oregonlawhelp.org/issues/housing.or refer to the Oregon Renters’ Handbook and the Eviction Lab for additional information.

 

Help for Seniors -- May be available at

https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/Pages/index.aspx

LawHelp.org: Find free legal aid programs, information and forms for your state or territory. Locate housing protections and eviction updates during COVID-19 emergency.

Legal Forms: You will need to access the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) website to access legal forms/packets: https://www.courts.oregon.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

Filing with fee waiverIf you require a fee waiver, you may NOT file online. Print the fee waiver and form from the OJD Forms website: https://www.courts.oregon.gov/forms/pages/default.aspx.

Fill out the paperwork and mail or drop off at the Courthouse. If no fee waiver is being used, you may fill out the forms and file online. Search OJD File & Guide: https://oregon.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/

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Library News:

The law library no longer subscribes to Westlaw, however, the law library still receives Westlaw’s print subscriptions. Lexis is available on the patron computer. The law library now offers access to PACER, which is available during staffed library hours.

Need Legal Advice? 

If you need legal advice, contact the following agencies:

 

(541) 273-0533

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General Information

If you have any questions regarding the resources found on this website, please contact the Linn County Law Library (contact info. at

the top of this page) or the State of Oregon Law Library.

 

·        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 Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and

Washington. Also included are archived statutes and session laws from HeinOnline. If you have any questions on using the 

resources found here, please contact the Linn County Law Library or the State of Oregon Law Library.

·        FindLaw This site contains all states and courts, US Code, Administrative Rules, California case law, Federal case law, etc.

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Subject Guides:

LAW LIBRARY SUBJECT GUIDE A to Z INDEX

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Law Library Databases Available Onsite:

CaseText

FastCase

JSTOR

LexisNexis

OJCIN Online

Oregon State Bar Barbooks

PACER

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Frequently Requested Federal Resources

Congress.gov

Federal Court site

Federal Depository Library Program

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Internal Revenue Service

Law Library of Congress

National Archives

usa.gov

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

United States Department of Commerce

United States Postal Service

United States Social Security Administration

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services 

US Department of Treasury

US Department of Veterans Affairs

US Geological Survey
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Frequently Requested Oregon Resources

DMV Forms

Family Law

How to Serve Legal Papers in Oregon

Landlord-Tenant Law

Linn County Circuit Court - local court rules

Linn County Court Records

Oregon Bankruptcy Court

Oregon Judicial Department
Oregon Law Help

Oregon Legal Research 
Oregon Parenting Plan Guide

Oregon State Bar 
Oregon Revised Statutes - Oregon Legislature
Oregon State Legislature
Workers Comp Forms
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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

  

LIBRARY STAFF ARE PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN THE UNATHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW (See ORS 9.160). THIS

MEANS THAT:

 

  • WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE.
  • WE CANNOT INTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION, FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, LOCAL ORDINANCES, ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS, ETC.
  • WE CANNOT DISCUSS THE RELEVANCY OR APPLICATION OF CASE LAW (COURT DECISIONS) TO YOUR LEGAL SITUATION.
  • WE CANNOT ADVISE OR ASSIST IN THE SELECTION, PREPARATION, OR COMPLETION OF LEGAL FORMS, DOCUMENTS OR OTHER WRITINGS, INCLUDING THE DRAFTING OF PLEADINGS, BRIEFS, WILLS, CONTRACTS, TRUSTS, DEEDS AND OTHER LEGAL INSTRUMENTS.
  • WE CANNOT ANSWER INQUIRIES ABOUT CAUSES OF ACTION, DETERMINATION OF APPROPRIATE JURISDICTION, OR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.
  • WE CANNOT PROVIDE GUIDANCE OR ASSISTANCE IN COMPLYING WITH COURT PROCEDURES.

 

FOR A LAWYER, CALL THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE OF THE OREGON STATE BAR: 1-800-452-7636

(TOLL FREE IN OREGON)

 

Law Library Advisory Committee

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.

 

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Liability Disclaimer and User Agreement

The Linn County Law Library is dedicated to providing legal research material to members of the bar and the community at large. The Law

Library delivers value to our citizens through books, online access and other resources for legal needs in an efficient and respectful manner.

 

This Web site is offered to you, the (“User”), conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein, without

modification. User access and use of this site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

 

This is a Linn County computer system, provided as a public service. Government personnel and the general public may use this system

to review and retrieve publicly available government information. User agrees to use this Web site as permitted by applicable local, state,

and federal laws. User agrees not to: 1.) knowingly alter, damage or destroy Linn County’s or another user’s computer system, network,

software, program, documentation or data contained therein; 2.) use this service to conduct or attempt to conduct any business or activity

that is prohibited by law.

 

Anyone using this system expressly consents to administrative monitoring at all times. System administrators may provide evidence of

possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to appropriate law enforcement officials. If you do not wish to consent to

monitoring, exit this system now.

 

Disclaimer of Liability and Reliability

In preparation of these sites, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct and clearly expressed information possible.

Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. In particular but without limiting anything here, Linn County disclaims any

responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on Linn County web pages. The information

and data included on Linn County servers have been compiled by Linn County staff from a variety of sources and are subject to change

without notice to the User. Linn County makes no guaranties regarding the quality, content, completeness, suitability, adequacy, accuracy

or timeliness of such information and data.

 

In any situation where the official printed publications of Linn County differ from the text contained in this system, the official printed

documents take precedence. Linn County makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this Web

site, its suitability for use or that this Web Service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

 

If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove

it. Such concerns should be addressed to the Webmaster listed on the bottom of this Web page.

 

Links to Third Parties’ Web Sites

There are links and pointers to third party Internet websites contained in Linn County’s website. These sites linked from the Linn County

website are not under the County’s control, and therefore does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information, communications

or materials available at such linked sites or at any link contained in a linked site. Each individual site has its own set of policies about what

information is appropriate for public access. User assumes sole responsibility for use of third party links and pointers.

 

Disclaimer of Damages

By using Linn County Web pages, the User assumes all risks associated with the use of this site, including any risk to User’s computer,

software or data being damaged by any virus, software or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via a Linn County Web

page or User’s access to it. Linn County shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages

arising out of or in any way connected with the use or misuse of the information or lack of information on the Linn County Web site.

Furthermore, Linn County shall not be liable for any loss or injury caused by its actions or omissions beyond its control.

 

Disclaimer of Association with User

User acknowledges that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between the User and Linn County as a

result of the Agreement or use of this Web site. User agrees not to hold himself or herself out as a representative, agent, or employee

of Linn County. Linn County shall not be liable for any representation, act or omission of the User.

 

Indemnity

As a condition of use of Linn County’s Web site, the User agrees to indemnify Linn County, its Commissioners, officers, employees and

agents against any and all liability, expenses (including attorney’s fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from User’s use of

this Web site.

 

Jurisdiction

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Oregon. User consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Linn

County, Oregon, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Web site. Use of this Web site is unauthorized in any

jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.

 

Linn County’s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process and nothing contained in this

Agreement is in derogation of the County’s right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to the User’s use

of this Web site or information provided to or gathered by Linn County with respect to such use.

 

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. This Agreement

shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in this Web site. A printed version of this

Agreement and any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon this

Agreement to the same extent and conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in

printed form.

 

 

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.


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