YLS Community Law Week

Each year, the YLS Service to the Public Committee plans Community Law Week. 2014 Community Law Week will provide legal education, access and assistance to the public through a series of events held April 25-May 1. 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 2014 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 Friday, April 25 from 1-5 p.m., a legal information booth will be available at the Multnomah County Library's Central Branch. Additional dates and locations may be scheduled.

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 Multnomah County Library's Central Branch on Friday, April 25 from 2-4 pm.

The YOUthFILM Project

Community Law Week will culminate with a celebration of young filmmakers at the YOUthFILM Project award ceremony and film screening on Thursday, May 1. 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: American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters. 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 Thomas A. Balmer. A reception after the screening will be held at Columbia River Brewing. See photos from the 2013 event.

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

2013 Executive Producer Sponsors
Davis Wright Tremaine
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Stephens Margolin PC
2013 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.
Partially funded by a Multnomah Bar Foundation grant.