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Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) News: OHSU to pay more than $2,000 per hour to investigators of sexual harassment, discrimination claims,by Meera Powell, April 17, 2021.

Excerpt: “Investigators, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, will be paid as much as $2,000 per hour or more to look into claims of sexual harassment, racism, discrimination and retaliation at Oregon Health & Science University….

According to the contract between Covington & Burling and OHSU obtained by OPB, Holder’s hourly rate is $2,295.

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The Classroom Law Project will be presenting the 2021 Law Day Conference for Students as a virtual event April 26, 2021.

The 2021 Law Day Conference for Students will take place online the week of April 26-30, 2021.

We are offering a slate of resources to help facilitate Law Day engagement with your students, including:

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Pandemic Rapid Response Team (RRT) Eviction Diversion Lab, a National Center for State Courts (NCSC) webinar:

The looming risk of an explosion in eviction filings remains ever-present, and state and local courts across the country have begun planning for what happens when their local regulations and/or the CDC moratorium expire.

The RRT’s Eviction Diversion Lab invites you to a policy briefing with officials from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) who will offer insights about and answer questions concerning a recent Interim Rule issued in support of the CDC’s eviction moratorium. This Interim Rule requires debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their right under the eviction moratorium and provides other protections, as well as penalties for landlords who do not comply….” [Link to webinar page for registration and related info.]

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If you want to know more about legislative redistricting in Oregon, talk to your state legislator and visit the Oregon Legislature Redistricting information website.

If you want to read the April 9, 2021, Oregon Supreme Court case on how the Legislative Assembly and the Secretary of State will meet deadlines for decennial reapportionment of state legislative districts set out in Article IV, section 6, of the Oregon Constitution, given the federal government will not meet its own statutory deadline to produce federal decennial census data:

Short case name: Advance Sheet*: State ex rel Kotek v. Fagan, 367 Or 803 (S068364) (April 9, 2021)

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The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School is hosting this Virtual Symposium on Citation and the Law – April 22 and 23, 2021.

This FREE symposium will highlight the scholarship of law librarians and faculty interested in issues ranging from the US News and World Reports rankings for scholarly productivity, to link rot, to empirical research in the use of citations, and more. Keynote speaker Fred Shapiro will set the stage with his paper “The Most-Cited Legal Scholars Revisited” to be published in the University of Chicago Law Review. All the papers will be published in a book by the Hein Company….

Link to the schedule and registration page from Symposium on Citation and the Law.

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Welcome a company that aims to achieve Tufte-level “Displays of Information” in the world of legal graphics (a slight exaggeration, but even so, definitely appreciated):  Legal Icons

From the Legal Icons story:

As readability and translation experts, we know that icons play a key role in communication. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that the legal industry did not have its own standardized set of universal icons.

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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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