Resources for Juvenile Lawyers

The Juvenile Law Reader is published four times per year.  The reader provides case law updates, resources and articles for juvenile law practitioners, court personnel, child and parent advocates, and others.

The Juvenile Law Resource Center (JLRC) is a program of Youth, Rights & Justice that assists attorneys representing parents in child welfare dependency proceedings throughout Oregon. The JLRC is supported by the Oregon Office of Public Defense Services (OPDS).

Resources for attorneys handling juvenile delinquency matters can be found here.

SchoolWorks educational advocacy for students involved in the juvenile court system.

Policy work related to the juvenile court system and the children and families impacted by it (Policy areas include child welfare, juvenile justice, education and healthcare).

Oregon Juvenile Code on the Oregon Legislature's Web Site

ORS 419A -- General Provisions and Definitions

ORS 419B -- Dependency

ORS 419C -- Delinquency

Attorney Standards

Principles and Standards for Counsel in Criminal, Delinquency, Dependency, and Civil Commitment Cases adopted by the Oregon State Bar in 2006.

Oregon Case Law

Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Decisions since 1998: searchable and organized by date.
Willamette Law Online: free email case summaries covering the Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and US Supreme Court.

General Resources
Lewis and Clark Law School Paul L. Boley Law Library

10 Places to Get Free Cases, By Robert J. Ambrogi (Oregon State Bar Bulletin - JULY 2009)