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26 Jun, 2021

Some Police Officers in Oregon Don’t Understand State Marijuana Laws

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

In Oregon, laws surrounding drug use and possession have changed considerably in recent months. Always the trendsetter, Oregon was the first state to decriminalize marijuana in 1973, imposing a fine of $100 for possessing up to one ounce. In February, …

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18 Jun, 2021

Paralegal Day

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

In 2014 Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared Friday, June 18, 2021, “Paralegal Day”.  Kudos to Governor Brown for recognizing paralegals as the invisible, unsung heroes of legal offices. Smart lawyers realize that the right paralegal efficiently works behind the scenes, …

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27 May, 2021

Getting Your Police Records

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Friday that Portland will no longer charge crime victims for copies of their own police reports after an investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive found people face high fees and long waits to get them. Wheeler’s announcement came …

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14 Oct, 2020

Why the U.S. is Still Struggling to Provide Access to Justice for All

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Our nation’s justice system is based on the principle of equal justice under the law. That means everyone is treated the same under the law, regardless of how much money you have. In other words, our civil justice system is …

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08 Apr, 2020

Oregon Issues Emergency Order for Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

On March 25, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services sent out an emergency order to help individuals and businesses struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The order mandates that insurance companies take the following steps to help: …

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28 Aug, 2019

Learn More About Transportation in Portland in New 10-Week Course

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Fed up with Portland traffic? Learn, then do something about it. Sign up for Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Portland Traffic and Transportation Class: The New Evolution, led by Thuy Tu. Tu is a dynamic consultant and educator with over 20 …

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21 Jun, 2019

Senate Defeats Bill to Remove Pain and Suffering Damage Cap by 1 Vote

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

On June 4th, the Oregon Senate voted against a bill that would have eliminated the state’s $500,000 cap on compensation for pain and suffering damages suffered by personal injury victims. Backers of the bill do not have much hope it …

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11 Jun, 2019

Oregon State Penitentiary Sees Ninth Inmate Death of the Year

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

The cause of death of an inmate of the Oregon State Penitentiary is still being determined, according to a statement from Oregon’s Department of Corrections. This is at least the ninth inmate death of 2019. Inmate deaths at this facility …

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