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The 2nd edition of Janay Haas, “Using Small Claims Court in Oregon,” 2018, is now available.

Don’t litigate in Oregon Small Claims Court without it.

Read our previous blog post, Small Claims Court in Oregon, for links additional information on Oregon Small Claims Courts.

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You must register to vote by Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, if you want to vote in the Oregon primary.

View the 2018 Election Timeline (PDF) at the Oregon Secretary of State’s Election Division website. (If the link to the Timeline PDF fails, link to the Election Division’s URL and search there.)

If you like to calculate your own election registration deadline:

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Remember the Plum Book, an interesting current and historical document (and usually a federal policy wonk job seeker’s tool)?

You can read the December 2016 edition of the Plum Book and previous editions. (If those links fail, just search these keywords: plum book United States Government Policy Supporting Positions)

If you are seeking a job as a U.S. Presidential and Executive Office appointee, you’ll need to update your Plum Book findings by searching more deeply, by agency, by hiring authority, by job posting service, and by news reports on the status of the position or its current or previous incumbent.  You can also contact your U.S. Senators, some of whom will be members of the Committee that compiles the Plum Book (Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs United States Senate).

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See this 3/28/18, post by Gavin Blake at the ALA District Dispatch:

We did it! CRS reports will be public”

Excerpt: “After 20 years of advocacy by ALA, the public will soon have access to reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). A provision requiring public access to CRS reports was included in the omnibus appropriations law signed by the President on March 23.

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The Multnomah County Library has a webpage with information on how to find vital records in Oregon. If you are seeking vital records stored locally, check with your own public library’s website or your local city, county, or court clerk offices.

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The State of Oregon Law Library (SOLL) seeks an Outreach Librarian. The library resides in the Oregon Supreme Court building, part of the Appellate Court Services Division of the Office of the State Court Administrator, for the Oregon Judicial Department.

Visit the Oregon Job Opportunities website for more information.

Unless the job posting is extended, it closes on April 1, 2018 (no fooling).

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You can find PDFs of the official U.S. Reports at the Library of Congress (LOC) website (here’s a capture of today’s view of that LOC link at the Internet Archive).

More about U.S. Supreme Court Slip and Official Opinions:

You can read U.S. Supreme Court “slip” opinions online at the U.S. Supreme Court website, but these are neither final nor official opinions. Substantive and typographical edits are made before the opinions are published in the official U.S. Reports. Read the court’s disclaimer on their website regarding these “slip” opinions. (You can read their disclaimer below, i.e. as it appeared today.)

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From the Law Librarians & Access to Justice Blog:

The Law of Prison Law Libraries,” Lewis C. Zimmerman, 2/12/18, AALL SR-SIS

The LISP/SR BLOG: Law Librarians & Access to Justice (Legal Information Service to the Public and Social Responsibilities, Special Interest Sections of the American Association of Law Libraries.)