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. Stop by the booth at the Tell it to the Judge event (details below) on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the North Portland Library (512 North Killingsworth Street) 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. The event will be held at the North Portland Library from 1-3:00pm on Saturday, April 30, 2016. 

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 2016 contest was "Miranda: More than Words." 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 was held on May 4 at 6:30pm at the Hollywood Theatre in Northeast Portland and awards were presented by Oregon Court of Appeals Senior Judge Robert Wollheim. See photos from previous events.

Community Law Week 2016 would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors.

2016 Executive Producer Sponsor
Davis Wright Tremaine
2016 Major Sponsors
Barran Liebman LLP
Bodyfelt Mount LLP
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC
Partially funded by a Multnomah Bar Foundation grant.