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Oregon Legal Research and Forms

Legal Forms – Oregon
Provides a wide selection of state and federal legal forms as well as a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions.

Oregon Legal Research
Run by Oregon public law librarians, this site offers legal research guides by topic, FAQs, legal help contacts, and up-to-date legal news and information.

Oregon Law Help
Free legal guides and help for low-income Oregonians, run by the Center for Non-Profit Legal Services, Legal Aid and Oregon Law Center.

Oregon Judicial Department Self Help Resources
Resources for people who want to learn more about Oregon’s laws and courts, or want to represent themselves in a legal matter. Links to legal forms, online services, DIY legal topic guides, and more.

Oregon State Bar, Public Information
Provides legal guides by topic, as well as quick links to the bar’s lawyer referral service, and the LegalLinks tv show featuring legal topics and issues.

Oregon Research Guides by Topic

Oregon State Extension Service

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

General Legal Research and Forms

101 law forms for personal use
Over 101 legally enforceable forms, with step-by-step instructions, covering transactions that readers are most likely to face in daily life.

Legal Information Institute
Nonprofit dedicated to providing free legal resources and information to help people understand the laws that govern them. Resources include a legal encyclopedia/dictionary, state laws by topic, and federal law and ruling updates.

Zimmerman’s Research Guide
An ever expanding online encyclopedia for legal researchers curated by Andrew Zimmerman, Library Manager at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and hosted by LexisNexis.

Find Law
Provides legal topic guides, lawyer directory by state and area of practice, community question & answer boards, and for-fee legal forms.

Similar to FindLaw, this online legal information website offers legal information by topic or jurisdiction (including Latin America), lawyer directory, and free legal forms.

County Court Information

Deschutes County Court
1100 NW Bond
Bend, OR 97701

Jefferson County Court
75 SE C Street Suite C
Madras, Oregon, 97741
Phone: 541-475-3317

Crook County Court
300 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon, 97754
Phone: 541-447-6541

Oregon Circuit County Court Finder
Found in the lower-middle section of the Oregon Courts page; provides hours, mailing address, phone numbers and web addresses for each Oregon county court. Some offer forms online.

Legal Codes: Oregon State

Oregon Revised Statutes
Printed Version - In library use only
Online and full print version of Oregon’s laws available in the reference collections at the Downtown Bend, Redmond and La Pine libraries.

Oregon Laws
A user-friendly searchable version of the Oregon Revised Statutes.

Oregon Legislative Bill Review
Check on bills working their way through the legislative process, and find links to the current and archived Oregon Revised Statutes.

Legal Codes: Counties

Deschutes County Code ( Print Directory - available for in-library use at Downtown Bend, Sisters and Sunriver libraries)
Jefferson County Code
Crook County Code

Legal Codes: Cities

Find an Attorney

Oregon State Bar Referral Service
The referral service entitles people to an initial consultation with a lawyer of up to 30 minutes for a maximum fee of $35.

Also offers these specialty programs
  • Modest Means: Helps moderate-income Oregonians find affordable healthcare.
  • Military Assistance Panel: matches deployed service members and their dependants with lawyers willing to provide up to 2 hours of legal advice at no charge.
  • Problem Solvers: Free legal information and advice for children.

Legal aid
Legal aid is a non-profit organization that provides representation on civil cases to low-income clients throughout Oregon.
Bend Office:
20360 Empire Avenue, Suite B3
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 385-6944 or (800) 678-6944
National directory of attorneys, searchable by area of expertise.

Spanish Language Legal Network Directory
Print directory available for in-library use at Downtown Bend Library

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Last modified on Friday, August 30, 2013