The Law Library has a professionally selected collection of local, state and federal materials accessible in print and through online subscriptions.
The Law Library seeks to ensure that materials in its collection are available for use on the premises. The Law Library is primarily a legal reference (non-circulating) library.
Although non-attorneys are not permitted to check out materials, they are welcome to use all of the Law Library resources and materials to perform legal research during regular business hours.
Materials with a call number can be checked out for a period not to exceed ten days by attorneys in good standing with the Oregon State Bar. CLE seminars with audio cassettes/compact discs and handbooks are available to be checked out for credit. Attorneys can have up to three materials checked out at any given time. All other designated materials may not be removed from the Law Library.
Oregon provides limited ready-made legal forms. Access to Oregon's legal forms. Access to Clackamas County Circuit Court forms. Access to Stevens Ness Legal Publishing Co. to purchase non-Oregon specific, ready-made legal forms. Law Library staff can assist patrons in the Law Library with locating sample forms they can use to help create their own documents to navigate the court system.
The Law Library has eight public access terminals available for computer assisted legal research only.
The Law Library also has two staff terminals with a broader range of access. A laptop computer and an iPad are also available to assist with legal research, writing and court-related business. All patrons can access Fastcase, Loislaw, Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, OJIN Online, RIA Checkpoint, Shepard's Online, the Internet and OSB CLE deskbooks.
Law Library staff members are available to provide both computer and traditional legal research assistance during all regular business hours. Research assistance requests may be made in person, by email or telephone.