Articles Tagged with Prison

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Lawyer referrals in Oregon are made through the Oregon State Bar and, occasionally, from local or specialized bar associations and nonprofits. (The Oregon State Bar has a public website where you can check to make sure the lawyer is licensed to practice law in Oregon.)

Requests for a referral from the Oregon State Bar are made through email or telephone.

But what happens if you are in jail or prison? Here’s the information we got from the OSB Referral Service:

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If you read the Aug. 22, 2012, Willamette Week story, “Barred: A top Lewis & Clark law student committed a sex crime involving a 13-year-old boy. Now he wants the school to take him back,” you might find the following Gallagher Blogs post apropos.

Law schools and bar associations do on occasion accept and license law students and lawyers (respectively) who have criminal records. (I have blogged before about “redemption,” and you can find other stories in the news.)

Law Man: Memoir of a Jailhouse Lawyer Now Law Student

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The Oregonian published a riveting account of sex abuse and assault at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility:

Abuse of women inmates at Oregon’s Coffee Creek prison goes on for years,” by Les Zaitz, April 29, 2012.

(Print edition under headline, “Playground for Predators,” by Les Zaitz, Sunday Oregonian, April 30, 2012.)