“My boyfriend is 15 and I’m 17 …” and variations on the theme.
Sometimes the only thing to do is to “Ask a Lawyer.” Sometimes, you can read all the books, read all the statutes, ask all your friends, and you still don’t have an answer.
The Oregon State Bar has a program called Problem Solvers for people ages 11 to 17. They offer free, confidential 30 minute legal consultations. You can contact them:
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday
Phone: 503-684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-7636
If that Problem Solvers direct link does not work, go to the Oregon State Bar’s Public Information homepage and look for the new link.
The Multnomah County Bar Association has another excellent resource for young people:
Of course, if you’re interested in learning how to research the law, ask a law library and a law librarian!