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Latest Posts from the Blog

Governor Kate Brown has issued new restrictions on gatherings and travel that are to last on an as-needed basis. The most extreme restrictions are anticipated to last in Multnomah County until at least the new year. While these measures are valuable in slowing the spread of COVID-19, they have left

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Oregon is now several months into the coronavirus pandemic, and COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives. The courts are no exception, and many people have questions about how to access legal services and make court filings. This post provides answers to some of the most common questions

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Introduction The Oregon legal community has long been aware of the access to justice gap between the need and actual delivery of free or affordable legal services for low-income residents.¹ One proposed solution to the access to justice gap is increasing the availability of limited scope services, sometimes called “unbundled”

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Grant Award from American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation to The Commons Law Center to Serve Portland’s African American Community Basic estate planning can help create intergenerational wealth August 31, 2020 Portland, Oregon                                                                                        The Commons Law Center is thrilled to announce the receipt of $23,000 in funding from

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For many people, getting involved in the legal system is one of the messiest, time-consuming, and nerve wracking things that they will ever do. Lawyers can help make the experience a bit easier, but it is crucial to make sure that your lawyer is a good fit for your needs.

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Oregon courts are currently facing a unique issue: although they have been unable to operate for a large part of the year, new cases were still being filed. As the courts begin to reopen, they face the difficult process of balancing the needs of litigants and the public health risk

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