352 ABA Journal Oregon articles.
Language for a controversial law school standard, which states that at least 75% of a law school’s graduates pass a bar within a two-year period, is being examined by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar—in light of some jurisdictions considering alternative paths to law licensure.
Aug 19, 2022 2:53 PM CDT
The Oregon Supreme Court has given final approval to a program that allows licensed paralegals to provide limited legal services in family law and landlord-tenant cases.
Jul 25, 2022 9:02 AM CDT
The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that private contractors providing services in the state’s prisons are subject to the state law barring discrimination against those with disabilities.
Jun 10, 2022 9:33 AM CDT
The public defender system in Oregon is so overburdened that several hundred defendants don’t have legal representation at any given time.
May 11, 2022 2:31 PM CDT
Oregon’s chief administrative law judge is on unpaid leave as he faces child pornography allegations.
Apr 12, 2022 2:30 PM CDT
Florida lawmakers pass ‘Don’t Say Gay,’ anti-woke bills
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign two controversial bills passed by the legislature this week. The “Don’t Say Gay”…
Mar 11, 2022 12:33 PM CST
The Law Offices of the Public Defender of the State of New Mexico only has one-third of the full-time attorneys it needs to handle its adult criminal and juvenile caseloads, according to a joint study by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense and Seattle-based accounting and consulting firm Moss Adams.
Jan 20, 2022 11:14 AM CST
There will be no remote offerings from the National Conference of Bar Examiners for the February bar exam, and in the event that a jurisdiction prohibits large gatherings, makeup dates for an in-person test will be offered in late March, the organization announced Monday
Jan 11, 2022 10:05 AM CST
A federal judge has ordered Davis Wright Tremaine and one of its partners to pay more than $40,000 in sanctions for failing to mention “long-standing, settled caselaw” that barred the court from issuing an injunction sought by the law firm.
Dec 20, 2021 2:38 PM CST
A lawyer who revealed a client’s criminal record and name when countering a negative online review violated an ethics rule that bans revelation of information relating to a representation, the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled.
Jul 21, 2021 9:35 AM CDT
The Oregon State Bar Board of Bar Examiners has adopted a task force report suggesting supervised practice or law school experiential-learning programs as bar exam alternatives for attorney licensure.
Jul 1, 2021 12:52 PM CDT
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Tuesday that a woman convicted in a plot to smuggle marijuana to the state from Oregon should be allowed to practice law.
Jun 30, 2021 12:23 PM CDT
A woman who led police on a low-speed chase on her electric mobility scooter wasn’t operating a motor vehicle and should not have been convicted for fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, an Oregon appeals court has ruled.
Jun 10, 2021 10:25 AM CDT
The requirement for unanimous jury verdicts in serious criminal cases doesn’t apply retroactively to overturn final convictions on federal collateral review, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
May 17, 2021 12:28 PM CDT
A lawyer who practices in Portland, Oregon, has received a five-year suspension for firing six bullets into the law office of a colleague, narrowly missing the law firm manager who was in the building.
Apr 27, 2021 12:08 PM CDT
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