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 Modification, 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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December 3, 2020

Child Support, Custody Modification, Divorce & Separation, Family Law, Oregon, Parenting Time, Protection Orders, Spousal Support, State

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 our attorneys are getting about

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September 28, 2020

Access to Justice, Service Provided

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” legal services.

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