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Research, like good manners, (almost) always helps your cause, to wit:

Please Do Your Research before speaking out on that which you may not know and especially before purloining someone else’s work product.

Sources of Portland, Oregon, news:

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PUGS (Portland Underground Graduate School) Course:

“Your Art is Your Business”

“How creatives can use business and intellectual property knowledge to make a living and protect their art.”

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Oregon legal ASSISTANCE resource guides are different from legal RESEARCH resource guides.

Legal ASSISTANCE resource guides, are guides and directories to government and nonprofit organizations that connect you to lawyers who can provide legal advice from licensed Oregon attorneys.

Legal RESEARCH resource guides, are directions, instructions, and road maps on where and how to research a legal problem or question.

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The updated Washington County Law Library’s Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide is now available at the Law Library’s website. Feel free to download and share. Contact information is on the Guide for anyone who wants to send corrections or suggestions for resources to add to the list.

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PUGS, the Portland Underground Graduate School, is offering a course on contracts, taught by Michael Jonas, Attorney and Owner of Rational Unicorn Legal Services PC (Portland, Oregon):

Introduction to Contracts: Learn what contracts are, their importance, and their application to business and life:

Contracts are more important than ever. They are there to protect us (and yes sometimes annoy us), but do we really understand what they are? This class will teach you what you need to know about contracts and contract formation. We will discuss their importance and why they matter. And how having and understanding contractual processes and practices can help your business and every day life. Come learn about contracts in a fun environment. Yes we promise, contract law can be fun….” [Link to PUGS course information.]

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May Day Virtual DACA Renewal Clinic

This May Day, ICS will offer a no cost virtual legal clinic for dreamers to renew their DACA status in partnership with Catholic Charities, SOAR Immigration Legal Services, Causa, Latino Community Association of Central Oregon, PCC Dreamers Resource Center, PCC Paralegal Program, and Community Services Consortium serving Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, as well as many others.”

“During this free legal clinic, attorneys and legal workers from around the state will join remotely with the PCC Paralegal Program and the PCC Dreamers Resource Center to complete applications for qualified applicants to file to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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Please add Retraction Watch to the list at my April 2, 2020, post:

How to Evaluate Covid-19 Resources: the Good, Bad, Puzzling, Outdated, Rumor, Un/Official, and the Profiteering

Never believe anything other people tell you, especially if said with Great Authority, and no qualifications. Look it up, check it out, put it to the test. Doubt takes time, but it takes less time and less money than lawsuits.

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Half of the coronavirus and related service websites I’ve been visiting lately are insecure. Mega Yikes!!

A website lacking an SSL certificate, the bare minimum of website security, is a sign that there is more insecurity present – and a clear sign of danger ahead.

If you visit an insecure website, do not enter any private or personal information on the site. In fact, don’t enter anything “into” the site.

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How to Evaluate Covid-19 Resources:

I created this list for my Oregon librarian community (and with their invaluable assistance) but others may find the list useful.

I include full URLs, some of which I entered into the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, and sufficient bibliographic info to enable readers to locate new URLs if the ones listed break.

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Note 1: There is limited space for this clinic, but walk-ins may still be able to pick up document packets.

Note 2: It is not clear if the forms can be filed in Circuit Courts other than Multnomah County, but some are state and federal level forms, which would be useful outside of Multnomah County.

Note 3: PCC = Portland (Oregon) Community College

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