YLS Community Law Week

Each year, the YLS Service to the Public Committee plans Community Law Week. 2015 Community Law Week will provide legal education, access and assistance to the public through a series of events held on April 25 and 29. Events will include a student filmmaking contest, Tell it to the Judge and a free Legal Information Booth. Community Law Week is a great opportunity for local attorneys to help bolster public opinion of the bar and its members. Dozens of volunteers will be needed to make Community Law Week 2015 a success. Email Shannon West if you'd like to volunteer.

Free Legal Information Booth   

Each year, volunteers provide general legal information and disseminate brochures at free legal information booths. On Saturday, April 25 from 2-4 p.m., a legal information booth will be available at the Portland State University Student Union, Room 296. To volunteer for a one-hour shift email Shannon West.

Tell it to the Judge 

This event allows community members to talk directly with a local judge about their questions, concerns, and opinions on the justice system. Volunteers facilitate public interaction with the judges. This year's event will be held at the Portland State University Student Union, Room 296, on Saturday, April 25 from 2-4 pm. To volunteer for a one-hour shift email Shannon West.

The YOUthFILM Project

Community Law Week will culminate with a celebration of young filmmakers at the YOUthFILM Project award ceremony and film screening on Wednesday, April 29. This filmmaking contest provides students with an opportunity to express themselves creatively, while learning about the justice system and the importance of voting. Participants produce short films or videos based on this year's theme: Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law. The top films will be screened for the public at the Hollywood Theatre in Northeast Portland. Prizes will be awarded by Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Jack L. Landau. A reception will follow. See photos from the 2014 event.

Community Law Week would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors.

2014 Executive Producer Sponsors
Davis Wright Tremaine
Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue
Stephens Margolin PC
2014 Major Sponsors
Barran Liebman
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester
Garvey Schubert Barer
Miller Nash
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Vangelisti Law Firm LLC
Thomson Reuters
Partially funded by a Multnomah Bar Foundation grant.