Community Law Week

Date: 4/27/2013-5/2/2013

YLS Community Law Week

Each year, the YLS Service to the Public Committee plans Community Law Week. 2013 Community Law Week will provide legal education, access and assistance to the public through a series of events held April 27-May 2. Events will include a student filmmaking contest, Tell it to the Judge and Free Legal Information Booths. 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 2013 a success. 

Free Legal Information Booths 

Each year, volunteers provide general legal information and disseminate brochures at free legal information booths in various locations in Multnomah County. On Saturday, April 27 from 12-4 p.m., the Service to the Public Committee will host two legal information booths: one booth will be located at the Lloyd Center Mall, and a second booth will be located at the Multnomah County Library's Central Branch. Two volunteers will staff each booth for two hours at a time. To volunteer, contact Joseph Mueller ( or Jennifer Eadie ( 

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. On Saturday, April 27 from 12-4 p.m., volunteers are needed to facilitate public interaction with the judges. To volunteer, contact Colin Hackett ( or Kelvin Adkins-Heljeson (

The YOUthFILM Project - May 2, 6:30 pm

Community Law Week will culminate with a celebration of young filmmakers at the YOUthFILM Project award ceremony and film screening. This filmmaking contest provides students with an opportunity to express themselves creatively, while learning about the justice system and the legacy of the civil rights movement. Participants will produce short films or videos based on this year's theme: Realizing the Dream: Equality for All. The top films will be screened for the public at the Hollywood Theatre in Northeast Portland on May 2 at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded by Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer.

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

Executive Producer Sponsors
Davis Wright Tremaine
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Stephens Margolin PC
Major Sponsors
Ball Janik
Barran Liebman
Black Helterline
Bodyfelt Mount
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP
Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue
Garvey Schubert Barer
Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe P.C.
Hart Wagner
Hodgkinson Street, LLC
Miller Nash
Parsons Farnell & Grein
Julie A. Krull, P.C.

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