Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 8, 2011. Due to a technical error, the original links have been disabled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
As the legislative session is coming to an end, Oregon lawmakers are considerin House Bill 3664, which would add several new restrictions to Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA). A [...]
In Oregon, you can get a protective order if you are being “stalked.” Stalking is usually characterized by a pattern of behaviors, and the law requires proof of at least two instances of forbidden contact. Generally speaking, stalking means that a person engages in contact with another person that is unwanted, repeated, and alarming [...]
The U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a lawsuit against a school district in Minnesota that’s been somewhat notorious for failing to stop harassment and bullying of its students, especially students who are or are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered. The complaint against the district seeks legal recourse based [...]
During a divorce or custody proceeding, it is important to think about your use of social media sites like Facebook. As a Portland divorce attorney, I often suggest that clients take the following steps to avoid damaging their cases:
Un-friend your ex. Ensure that your profile has the highest privacy settings and is [...]
As a Portland divorce attorney, when tax season is looming I am frequently asked about which parent is entitled to claim the dependency exemption after a divorce or child custody proceeding. Some clients are under the mistaken belief that state courts can “award” the dependency exemption in a divorce or custody judgment. However, the IRS, [...]
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 24, 2012. Due to a technical error, the original links have been disabled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
House Bill 4146 passed the Oregon Senate yesterday and is now awaiting the Governor’s signature. This law removes the current five-year waiting period for expungement, which means that any [...]
Some troubling national news stories have recently brought attention to the discrimination and harassment that transgender people often face, whether in public accommodations or at the workplace. In one incident, a transgender woman was forcibly escorted out of a Vegas hotel, and even “banned for life,” because she had been using the women’s restroom. (Not [...]
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