NEW! Criminal Law in Oregon 2022 eBook and and Individual Chapters

The ninth edition of Criminal Law in Oregon incorporates new material on sentencing and a variety of other topics in light of major court decisions and new legislation. This deskbook is essential for Oregon lawyers who practice criminal law. Topics covered in this comprehensive resource range from search and seizure to postconviction proceedings, plus a chapter on victims’ rights. Drawing on the wisdom of the experts in criminal law in Oregon, this book will save you time and resources. In addition to serving as the chief reference guide on criminal law for Oregon judges, defense lawyers, and prosecutors, Criminal Law in Oregon is also an invaluable resource for civil practitioners who handle the occasional criminal law case. Continue reading

BarBooks by the Numbers

BarBooks graphic of tablet screen and books.The BarBooks™ online library is one of the highest rated member benefits that the Oregon State Bar offers to its membership. Members can also purchase subscriptions for their support staff. Continue reading

Fee Agreement Compendium Available as Chapter PDFs

Most lawyer-client disputes involve fees. A clear, written agreement between lawyer and client can help prevent misunderstandings, fee disputes, and malpractice claims. The fifth edition of Fee Agreement Compendium is an essential practice tool that covers important information Oregon lawyers need regarding ethics issues, billing costs, credit issues, retainer letters, and IOLTA. In addition to the entire volume being available at our  OSB online store, now there are also convenient PDF versions of each chapter that can be purchased separately–including the forms that go with each one.

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Veterans’ Day Sale 2022

Take 20% off Veterans, Military Servicemembers, and the Law, print book, eBook PDF, or individual eChapters between November 10-11, 2022, using Coupon Code “VETSDAY2022”.

Veterans, Military Servicemembers, and the Law won the ACLEA Award of Professional Excellence in 2019 because it filled a much-needed gap in resources for an underserved population. This important resource was the brainchild of the Military and Veterans Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. The section enlisted the publishing expertise of the OSB Legal Publications Department to make this important resource a reality. It highlights the vast military presence in Oregon, underscoring the need for legal resources to support our veterans and military. It also provides information about legal rights and benefits that may alter how you practice when your client or opponent is a veteran or military servicemember. Continue reading

BarBooks Webinar

We relaunched the BarBooks™ online library on a new platform on June 8, 2022. Many members and subscribers dived right in and started using the new platform without any trouble. Others have struggled to navigate the change. Whether you fall in the first category, the second category, or somewhere in between, the BarBooks Ins and Outs webinar scheduled for November 30, noon to 1:00 p.m. will help you make the most of your BarBooks research experience. Continue reading

Stops and Frisks in Oregon

The 2022 revision of Criminal Law in Oregon is scheduled to release in December. The chapter on Stop and Frisk is written by Laura Fine and excerpted here. The chapter will be as up-to-date as possible upon publication, including caveats and note regarding legislation that become effective after it is in print. This excerpt includes links to the public pages of the Fastcase online database.

To read the full chapter, log into the BarBooks™ online library or preorder a copy of the print publication or eBook download from our online bookstore. Continue reading

eBook Chapters of Labor & Employment: Public and Private Sector

Labor and Employment Law: Public Sector and Labor and Employment Law: Private Sector both provide an extensive compendium of state and federal law governing the duties of employers and the rights of employees.

The first set conveniently compiles the rules and laws governing Oregon’s public sector employees and employers in two handy volumes. Chapters highlight issues around military leave, the Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act, the disclosure of information or records regarding law enforcement and public safety employees, and much more.

The second set analyzes cases, statutes, and regulations that affect private workplace rights and responsibilities. Topics include: employment actions in tort and in contract; wages, hours, fringe benefits; equal employment opportunity; collective bargaining, unfair labor practices; recognition of labor organizations; labor disputes; veterans’ and reservists’ employment rights; independent contractors; safety and health; unemployment insurance; record retention; the ADA; family leave laws; and private sector labor relations not covered by federal law.

This resource is now available as individual chapter eBook downloads on the OSB online store. Click on a link below to purchase one of these eBooks. Continue reading

Legal Websites on Criminal Law

In preparation for the upcoming release of the 2022 revision of Criminal Law in Oregon, we decided to share a few blogs and websites related to criminal law matters. These sites were gleaned from chapters of the new revision and a basic Google search for criminal law blogs. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained in these sites, which can change over time. Many of these links and more are included in the new edition of Criminal Law in Oregon. Continue reading

Legal Opinion Practice in Real Estate Transactions

Following the recommendation of the Committee, the Executive Committee of the Real Estate and Land Use Section of the Oregon State Bar (“Executive Committee”) formally adopted the updated 2022 Oregon Model Opinion Report and the accompanying 2022 Oregon Model Opinion for use in Oregon secured real estate transactions on September 16, 2022. Continue reading

Statutory Updates to PIP and UIM Insurance

The OSB Legal Publication Torts was last revised in 2012. A new revision is in the early planning stages, but in the meantime the Legal Publications team has provided statutory updates using the new Public Notes feature that is part of the new BarBooks™ online library platform.

This post highlights two areas related to automobile insurance. To view the complete list of notes updating these and other chapters of Torts, visit the BarBooks online library. Continue reading