YLS Community Law Week

Each year, the YLS Service to the Public Committee plans Community Law Week. Community Law Week provides legal education, access, and assistance to the public through a series of events held around Law Day, which falls on May 1st each year. YLS sponsored events 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. Email Shannon West if you'd like to volunteer to assist with the 2016 events.
 

Free Legal Information Booth   

Each year, volunteers provide general legal information and disseminate brochures at free legal information booths. Stay tuned for details on the 2016 booth.

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. Details for Tell it to the Judge 2016 will be announced soon. 

The YOUthFILM Project

The YOUthFILM Project invites students to participate in an exciting filmmaking contest as a part of Community Law Week 2016! This year's contest theme is "Miranda: More than Words." This 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 the year's theme. The top films are screened for the public at the Hollywood Theatre in Northeast Portland. See photos from last year's event.
 

Community Law Week 2015 would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors.

 
2015 Executive Producer Sponsor
Davis Wright Tremaine
 
2015 Major Sponsors
Barran Liebman LLP
Bodyfelt Mount LLP
Garvey Schubert Barer
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC
Hiefield Foster & Glascock LLP
Janet Hoffman & Associates
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC
Thomson Reuters
Vangelisti Law Firm LLC
Wyse Kadish LLP
 
Partially funded by a Multnomah Bar Foundation grant.