Workers’ Compensation in Oregon 2023 eBook and Individual Chapters Now Available

The first revision of this important publication since 2008, the 2023 edition of Workers’ Compensation in Oregon has been reorganized, updated with new case law and statutes, and includes three brand new chapters. The complete eBook is 2 volumes and is now available at the online bookstore. In addition, every individual chapter is also available in PDF format. These chapters include: Continue reading

Combined Conditions in Workers’ Compensation

The 2023 edition of Workers’ Compensation in Oregon is due out in June. It includes a new chapter on combined conditions. This useful, 22-page chapter was written by Daniel Walker with SAIF Corporation in Salem.

This post is an excerpt from the introduction to that chapter. The full chapter can be accessed via the full print book available for pre-order here, purchased as a stand-alone eBook here, or viewed on the BarBooks™ online library. Continue reading

Longshore Added to Workers’ Compensation Book

The 2023 edition of Workers’ Compensation in Oregon is due out in June. The first revision of this important volume since 2008, the 2023 edition has been reorganized, updated with new case law, and includes two brand new chapters. One of those new chapters is on the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. This comprehensive, 70-page chapter was written by Norman Cole, who is Of Counsel with Brownstein Rask LLP in Portland. Because this is such a specialized area of practice, the editorial review board brought in guest editorial reviewer James R. Babcock with Babcock Holloway Caldwell & Stires PC in Lake Oswego to peer review the chapter before in-house editing.

This post is an excerpt from the introduction to that chapter. The full chapter can be accessed via the full print book available for pre-order here, purchased as a stand-alone eBook here, or viewed on the BarBooks™ online library. Continue reading

Oregon Evidence Code—A Brief History

Adoption of the Oregon Evidence Code

The current Oregon Evidence Code was adopted in 1981. See Or Laws 1981, ch 892. Prior to 1981, the evidence rules in Oregon had not seen a major overhaul since 1862. For a thorough history of the law of evidence in Oregon, culminating in the Oregon Evidence Code, see Laird C. Kirkpatrick, Reforming Evidence Law in Oregon, 59 Or L Rev 43 (1980), and Robert E. Jones, An Overview of the Oregon Evidence Code, 19 Willamette L Rev 343 (1983). Continue reading

Important Updates to Criminal Jury Instructions

The 2022 supplement to the Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions is now available for preorder. The Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions Committee had its work cut out for it in 2022, resulting in 35 amended instructions and two new instructions. Culpable mental states and delivery of controlled substances were just two of the topics the Committee tackled in response to appellate case law. Legal Publications Attorney Editor Dean Land, who is OSB’s liaison to the Committee, has provided the following insight into the Committee’s work. Continue reading

NEW! Criminal Law in Oregon 2022 eBook 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

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.

Click on a link below to purchase one of these eBooks! Continue reading

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

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