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 2017 events.
 

Free Legal Information Booth   

Each year, volunteers provide general legal information and disseminate brochures at free legal information booths. The event will be held at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland on Saturday, May 6 from 1-3:00pm.

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, discussions will focus on two topics: (1) the judiciary's role in the community (including immigration and policing); and (2) the judiciary's role in transformative democracy. Volunteers facilitate public interaction with the judges and staff the free legal information booth. The event will be held at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland on Saturday, May 6 from 1-3:00pm.

The YOUthFILM Project

The YOUthFILM Project invites students to participate in an exciting filmmaking contest as a part of Community Law Week! The theme for the 2017 contest is "The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy." The YOUthFILM Project 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. This year's screening will be held on May 4 at 6:30pm at the Hollywood Theatre in Northeast Portland with a reception to follow for award winners and their families. See photos from previous events.
 

Community Law Week 2017 would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors.

 
2017 Executive Producer Sponsor
Larkins Vacura Kayser LLP
Bodyfelt Mount LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
 
2017 Major Sponsors
Barran Liebman LLP
Wyse Kadish
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
 

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 film contest, please contact Shannon West.