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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
The newly revised three-volume Criminal Law in Oregon is an essential resource for Oregon lawyers who practice criminal law. Topics covered in this comprehensive resource range from search and seizure to postconviction proceedings, and everything in between. Drawing on the wisdom of the experts, 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 an invaluable resource for civil practitioners who handle the occasional criminal law case. Continue reading
The 2022 revision of Criminal Law in Oregon is scheduled to release in December. It will be available for preorder soon, in both print and digital formats. This revision contains up-to-date case law and statutory changes that have happened since the 2013 revision was released. We are excited to be offering this new edition in a durable, convenient, and accessible perfect bound format.
The chapter on Mental Illness and Incapacity, authored by Laura Graser, Elizabeth N. Wakefield, and Harris S. Matarazzo, addresses the issue of working with mental health professionals. This post is an excerpt from that chapter, which also covers the guilty except for insanity defense, Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) jurisdiction, civil commitment proceedings, and sex-offender classification. The full chapter is available on the BarBooks online library and will be available as an eBook in December. Continue reading
Oregon Real Estate Deskbook series is the winner of the 2016 ACLEA Award of Outstanding Achievement. It is a complete reorganization of the five previous real estate series books, combining chapters that covered the same topics from different angles. In addition, it includes updated chapters from Foreclosing Security Interests and 10 brand new chapters.