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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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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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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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Comedian Hasan Minhaj put up the website dontgetkickedout.com [link removed, website is no longer functional] to help renters / tenants struggling during the pandemic. This site has links to sites that help renters see if their building qualifies for the federal eviction moratorium, review state eviction protections during COVID-19, and locate legal aid services in their state. This comes from the May 18 episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, which explores the looming rent crises from COVID-19 and the challenges tenants face in the legal system.

[Update: see I’m Having Issues with my Landlord, What can I do? for Oregon resources]

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