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Do you need legal help with expungements, DACA renewal, County Circuit Court navigation, legal name and gender marker changes, and other legal assistance, self-help, and referrals?

Check out the Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide (from the Washington County Law Library website), which will soon be updated with this PCC CLEAR Clinic, from the PCC (Portland Community College) Paralegal Program, based at the PCC North Portland Cascade campus:

Read about the CLEAR (Community Legal & Educational Access & Referral) Program and Clinics:

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Review: The Multiple Faces of Textualism (Jot Well, Jan 15, 2021)

Article reviewed: Tara Leigh Grove, Which Textualism?, 134 Harv. L. Rev. 265 (2020).

Excerpt: “In her wonderfully-titled article, Which Textualism?, Tara Leigh Grove uses the recently decided Bostock v. Clayton County case to highlight a truth about statutory interpretation theory that scholars have largely ignored: Textualism is not a monolithic interpretive approach, but one that contains multiple competing strands. This observation is long overdue, and Bostock is an excellent vehicle for exploring its implications, given that the three separate opinions issued by the Court all claimed to employ a textualist interpretive approach—while reaching different outcomes….” [Link to full blog post and article.]

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This income tax filing resource list is available at the Multnomah County Library (and other Oregon public library websites):

Taxes in 2021: Forms and assistance

The deadline to file federal and state tax returns is April 15, 2021. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult to get help in person, there are resources available in the community and online….” [Link to MCL 2021 tax resources list.]

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The Multnomah County Library has compiled this list:

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) law help: Legal resources during the pandemic

Supplement that list with a visit to the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) website, which compiles legal news and legal help resources on Oregon landlord and tenant law.

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Wondering how to interpret Oregon’s Child Neglect statutes in ORS Chapter 163.505 et seq.Offenses against the family,” including but not limited to sections 163.545 And 163.547?

This (undated) Oregon Department of Human Services FAQ has these Home Alone tips, on page 4 of the PDF:

Can a child be left home alone at the age of ten?

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Visit the Oregon Kinship Navigator, a statewide resource and referral service for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relative caregivers.

Among other resources you will find this one:

Legal Guide For Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children in Oregon, 2020 (use the webpage’s link for a PDF of the Guide).

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Oregon lawyers have a network of legal assistance nonprofits, legal aid, and other legal organizations where you can get legal advice from licensed Oregon lawyers in good standing with the Oregon State Bar.

Oregon county law librarians (OCCLL) and friends, with the help of our legal aid and non-profit law firm lawyer partners, have created a Legal Assistance Resource Guide, which you can find:

1) From the Washington County Law Library How to Find a Lawyer webpage (click on the Legal Assistance Resource Guide link). And see also this linked page, which has additional tips on how to find a lawyer: What To Do When You Think You Need A Lawyer.

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The City Club of Portland has released a new report: The Future of Money in Oregon Politics: Recommendations for policymakers (January 6, 2021).

They have made it available in front of their paywall so you can read it without being a City Club member. (Thank you to City Club members!)

City Club research tip: Portland State University has a collection of City Club of Portland 1920-2007 reports via PDX Scholar.)

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A new legal self-help book for Oregon college and university students has been released:

Oregon’s Legal Guide for College Students,” by Janay Haas, an Oregon attorney and the author of a number of Oregon legal self-help publications including, “Using Small Claims Court in Oregon.

The author provides updates to both publications at Oregon Legal Guides.

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