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Sample Patron Reference Requests

Requested information by month

Jan. 2011
  • Landlord-tenant rights in Oregon
  • The book "Business Law and the Legal Environment"
  • Legal research assistance for drafting a Revocable Living Trust and Special Needs Trust this week
  • Rescinding a stalking order
  • If custodial interference was a felony or a civil matter
  • Disposition of his son's case from a few years ago
  • Assistance finding son's divorce case
  • An affidavit of no income for a client being sued
  • Wills and trusts forms
  • Legislative history research, not sure whether House Bill or Senate Bill
  • Guardianship of a child so he could attend school
  • Employer being able to subpoena documents for a job interview
  • Landlord/tenant rights and mold
  • A citation from American Law of Zoning by Patricia Salkin, 5th, as soon as possible.
  • Challenging a traffic ticket re: cell phone use and tow truck exemptions.
  • Laws at funerals in Oregon
  • How the process of lawsuit works
  • Definition of "Terry" law
Feb. 2011
  • Specific Oregon Revised Statutes
  • How to file a breach of contract and also how to file a civil suit
  • Forms for a breach of contract
  • An article from the ABA periodical, Probate & Property
  • A case in the OR SC Reports, Shaver v. Phillips, 1909
  • Locate the following titles by Natalie Choate: QPRT Manual and Life & Death Planning
  • A case from Van Atta for 2008.
  • A Van Natta citation from Lexis
  • Animal ordinance 609.060 meant in relation to a barking dog
  • Landlord/Tenant law as landlord
  • Clackamas County county ordinances
  • The difference between mutual combat and assault
  • How to subpoena a bank for payment records on a vehicle he purchased
  • Contracts and on severance agreements
  • Attorney-client relationship
  • Bank Will & Trust Forms
  • How to file a response to a summons regarding an automobile accident
  • How to serve a summons on someone in regards to a medical malpractice lawsuit
  • Motion to Set Aside a Default Arbitration Judgment
March 2011
  • The criminal code of Oregon in regards to conspiracy and complicity
  • Attorney General's Public Records & Meetings Manual
  • Collecting on small claims judgment
  • Colorado Civil Jury Instructions on WestLaw
  • Copyingf House Bills
  • How to find "the law" on environmental spills
  • A 1031 property exchange
  • The difference between setting aside a judgment versus setting aside a settlement
  • The article by Margaret Stock on US Government's Approach to Child Migrants in Westlaw
  • 1994 Code of Federal Regulations
  • A stay of judgment
  • A form called an "Oregon Affidavit of Heirship".
April 2011
  • A synonym for "expungement"
  • How laws regarding rape differ from state of Washington
  • Materials regarding Trusts
  • Small claims case going to court
  • An item from Professional Liability Fund
  • Wrongful Death and also wanted the old Irving Younger CLE on cross examination
  • Where the Oregon Uniform Court Rules are located
  • Small Claims Court re: debt collection
  • Definition of negligent wounding of another
  • Status of cases from OR Court of Appeals
  • Laws on utilities regarding landlord/tenant in ORS
  • Four cases on sexual harassment in the workplace starting with one from Oregon
  • Landlord tenant information regarding rights to collect damages
  • How to find a sample of a form to vacate judgment
  • How to find US Bank Will & Trust Forms
  • How to appeal an arbitration ruling
  • Bankruptcy
  • Legal definitions of physical and legal custody
  • Current case law in bankruptcy
  • How to file a response to a summons for debt collection
  • A citation from the USC
  • The definition of Unauthorized Departure.
  • The law that says a man can have multiple wives in the state of Oregon
  • Cases regarding Assault and Battery as part of civil tort law
  • Definitions of "stalking" and "Class A Misdemeanor"
  • Forfeiture
May 2011
  • Landlord Tenant Rights
  • Finding the book "Business Law and the Legal Environment"
  • An OJIN Appellate case
  • How to find information on cases that were civil in Oregon
  • How to find written materials on unlawful trade practices in Oregon rather than online resources
  • How to find and copy the rules/guidelines/laws that attorneys must follow to practice and if laws apply to these rules
  • a couple of statutes
  • Jury Duty
  • Oregon Labor Laws.
  • Elder Law materials by Donna R. Meyer
  • Pictures of US currency and what is legal and illegal in the use of photos of money
  • Estate/Elder Special Needs TrustsHow to find a federal case and Shepardize it
  • The outcome of an Oregon caseHow to find a chart in Wall Street Journal from April 20 re: T-bills. Was told Lexis would have Wall St. Journal
  • Washington Water rights property issue.
  • How to find codes for Delaware
  • A report on a HB fm 1966 from the citation 60 stat 243 from 1946
  • Arizona laws/issues
  • Where to find >u>Civil False Claims & Qui Tam Actions by Boese
  • Where to find law reviews, OSB newsletters, and Black's dictionary were
  • Where to find The Law of Property 3rd edn.
  • Where to find Van Natta
  • How to photocopy specific sections of a lengthy document
  • Most recent addition of Bankruptcy Code
  • Where to get transcript and who to talk to at Clackamas Community College in a hurry for a job interview
  • How to find David Ball's Ball on Damages 3rd Edition
  • About Clack Co laws re: neighbors and trees
  • 2 related cases in Van Netta
June 2011
  • From Van Natta
  • How to evict a tenant
  • From Civil Litigation Manual and how to find forms in it
  • The statute of limitations on small claims
  • UTCR 1.120
  • Laws 1998 & 2000
  • How to get documents fm courthouse and forms to file a "general complaint & summons."
  • How to look up and print some info from ORS
  • Small claims forms and procedures.
  • Foreclosures
  • Specific Court of Appeals cases
  • How to look up a Supreme Court case
  • How to look up specific citations from Oregon Supreme Court Reports and Oregon Court of Appeals Reports
  • Which county a small claims case should be filed regarding defendant, incident, etc
  • Where to find look at American Jurisprudence
  • Where to find the address to get a concealed handguns permit
  • How to find Oregon child support calculator
  • Getting 5 Van Natta cases emailed
  • Adoption
  • Writ of garnishment
  • Oregon City Legislation
  • Grandparenting rights
  • Spousal payments and forms
  • How to file a restraining order on neighbor
  • Guardianship for grandchild.
  • Session Laws for 1981.
  • How to void probate.
  • Child custody
  • Filing a vacant dismissal of judgment in a landlord tenant issue
  • How to respond to a summons TODAY. Can't write English and doesn't understand paperwork
  • Writ of assistance, personal propertySpousal abuse, guardianship, grandparent rights regarding visitation, guardianship, etc.
  • For a change of address in relationship to divorce
  • Upholding visitation rights for child who has been taken out of country
  • Spousal Payments and forms
  • Filing a restraining order
  • How to find answer to summons regarding an auto accident
  • P 3d citation from Ore App case
  • How to locate a web site for finding a registered agent for a corporation to sue
  • How to file a small claims suit next day.
  • How to locate Bar Books on Family Law and Juvenile Law
  • How to get Van Natta searches done
  • Traffic violations and strategies for a court case
  • Finding treatises on Constitutional Law
  • Whether marijuana possession was a felony or misdemeanor in 1970
  • Washington law
  • What the punishment for a class C misdemeanor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, is
  • Filing for divorce
  • A writ of assistance personal property and information regarding landlord/tenant rights
  • How to locate Oregon Appellate Court opinions
  • A treatise called Brady on Bank Checks
  • How to find CLEs on Employment Law
Oct. 2018
  •  How to answer a summons and file a motion in a debt collection matter
  • Filing for legal separation. 
  • Probate information in order to contest a will. 
  • Looking up the ORS pertaining to insurance law. 
  • Marijuana law. 
  • Custody.
  • Reinstating a permanently revoked driver’s license.
  • Small claims. 
  • Looking up criminal record. 
  • Prenuptial agreements. 
  • Adoption. 
  • Expungement of a criminal record. 
  • Guardianship of a minor relative. 
  • Landlord/tenant issues.
Nov. 2018
  • Lawyer in the Library information.
  • Valarie Vollman’s latest on Wills/Trusts/Estate Planning.
  • Expungement.
  • Small Claims.
  • Personal injury. 
  • Court records. 
  • OAR Admin Rules relating to PERS.
  • Filing a Writ of Garnishment.
  • Landlord tenant information.
Dec. 2018
  • BOLI Oregon Wage and Hour Handbook, statutes and administrative rules.
  • How to file for attorney’s fees. 
  • Requesting a telephonic interview. 
  • Small Claims. 
  • Custody disputes.
  • Filing an Order of Restraint. 
  • Obtaining a divorce and restraining order.
Jan. 2019
  • Lawyer in the Library.
  • Asking the court for a fee waiver/deferral.
  • Overturning a criminal conviction for sex abuse. 
  • Filing a Certificate of Extension.
  • Creating a will. 
  • Researching legislative history in Oregon
  • Reinstating a driver’s license after a permanent revocation
  • Finding divorce forms and statutes.
  • Filing a malpractice suit.
Feb. 2019
  • Confidentiality of employment records
  • Medical confidentiality.
  • Vacating a separation judgment. 
  • What to do post-conviction. 
  • Statute of Limitations. 
  • Appealing a denial of a liquor license. 
  • Changing a motion for separation to a motion for dissolution.
  • Lead standards for water established by the City of Portland.
  • Electronic surveillance and breathalyzer tests. 
  • Legal terminology for custody matter. 
  • Federal statutes on torture. 
  • Double jeopardy.

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