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Questions & Pro Bono Referrals

Child Support Helpline: Statewide service of legal aid programs throughout Oregon that provides help to low-income persons who have problems with getting or paying child support. 1-800-383-1222  ::Monday 1:00pm – 4:00pm ; Thursday 9:00 am– 12:00pm.
Public Benefits Hotline: Statewide service of legal aid programs throughout Oregon that provides help to low-income persons who have problems with applying for or receiving public benefits such as Welfare, ::Food Stamps, or Social Security. 1-800-520-5292 Monday-Thursday (Call for hours of operation).
Pro Bono Hotline: If you are low income and seeking help on a consumer, contract, employment, housing or estate matter, you may qualify for assistance with a volunteer attorney through our Pro Bono ::Program. Your legal issue must be in the Portland Metropolitan Area. We cannot assist with emergencies. Please call our message line at (503) 473-8329 and leave a message describing the legal issue. Your call will be returned by an intake specialist.

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  • Bronson's Blog - Bronson James blog on northwest legal issues.
  • Confrontation Blog - Devoted to reporting and commenting on developments related to Crawford v. Washington and the Confrontation Clause.
  • Ninth Circuit Blog - Case summaries and commentary by federal defenders of the Ninth Circuit
  • SCOTUS Blog - SCOTUSblog is devoted to comprehensively covering the U.S. Supreme Court without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards.
  • Sentencing Law and Policy - The Sentencing Law and Policy blog provides Information and commentary about guidelines and capital sentencing. The blog is written by Professor Douglas A. Berman, a Robert J. Watkins/Procter & Gamble Professor of Law.


Oregon Circuit Courts (connect to court websites, calendars, and supplementary local rules)

Oregon Judicial Department (Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Tax Court Opinions)

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (opinions & orders)

US Supreme Court Resources and Case Databases

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Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Rules of Evidence

Oregon Administrative Rules

Oregon Sentencing Guidelines / Criminal Justice Commission

Oregon Revised Statutes

United States Code

Supplementary Local Rules

Government / Legislation


Oregon State Legislature — Find Your District and Legislators

Oregon Department of Transportation Rulemaking

United States Sentencing Commission


American Bar Association

American Civil Liberties Union

American Constitution Society

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Death Penalty Information Center

George Public Defender Standards Council

Idaho Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Indiana Public Defender Council

Innocence Project (national office)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Office of Public Defense Services

Oregon ACLU

Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators, Inc.

Oregon Innocence Project

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs / Options for Veterans Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Oregon State Barhttps://www.regis.edu/CCLS/Departments/Criminology/Links.aspx Regis University Criminology]

Virginia Indigent Defense Commission

Youth, Rights and Justice

Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Research / Reference / Resources


California-Related Resources Available on the Internet

Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute


D’Angelo Law Library - University of Chicago

Defending Immigrants Partnership


Florida State Univ. College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Google Scholar

Immigrant Legal Resource Center


Internet Sleuth

Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center


Library of Congress

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Ninth Circuit Blog

Oregon Blue Book

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association


Portland State University's Online Bachelor in Criminology & Criminal Justice Program

Public Legal / Internet Legal Research Group

Rand Research and Analysis


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University

United States Citizen and Immigration Service

University of Southern California Law Library

Yahoo Groups


Veterans Defense Resource Center

Washburn University School of Law Library



The Bulletin, Bend

Mail Tribune, Medford

New York Times


Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association

Register-Guard, Eugene

Statesman Journal, Salem

Washington Post

List of Newspapers by State