December 10, 2022

Access to Justice, Oregon, Probate & Small Estate Affidavit

After a loved one dies, it is common for people to have questions like:“How can I access the person’s bank account to pay their final bills and debts to wrap everything up?”“The life insurance company is asking me for estate letters or a small estate affidavit. What can I give them?”“I need to sell the

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October 23, 2022

Custody, Family Law, Parenting Time

One of the most stressful parts of getting divorced (or engaging in custody litigation) is figuring out how a judge will grant custody and parenting time. While there is no easy way to predict how each judge will rule, there are six key factors for judges to consider in making their determination. We will discuss

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April 11, 2022

Access to Justice

We are so honored that attorney Ekua Hackman, current president of the Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association, was invited by Senator Ron Wyden to offer a few words on the momentous confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. See below for the clip of Senator Wyden’s event that featured Ekua, or you

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July 7, 2021

Access to Justice, Oregon, Uncategorized

Grant Award from Oregon Consumer Justice to The Commons Law Center to Provide Legal Services to Tenants Facing Eviction July 7, 2021 Portland, Oregon                                                                                        The Commons Law Center is thrilled to announce the receipt of $300,000 in funding from Oregon Consumer Justice to provide free legal services to tenants facing eviction in Oregon, where more

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December 11, 2020

Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family Law, Oregon, Parenting Time

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 some confusion about parenting time.

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