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  • State of Oregon Law Library
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    The State of Oregon Law Library is the primary legal information resource for state government and offers access to the law for all Oregonians.

    The State of Oregon Law Library traces its history to the Territorial Act of 1848, which established the Oregon Territorial Government and provided for a library "to be kept at the seat of government for the use of the governor, legislative assembly, judges of the Supreme Court, secretary, marshal, and attorneys of said territory, and such other persons...as shall be prescribed by law."

    The library collection includes primary legal material, historical and current, from all U.S. jurisdictions. Statutes and case law from all 50 states and the federal government are available. The collection is especially rich in historical Oregon resources. The Law Library maintains current secondary material in virtually all areas of law and houses a large collection of legal periodicals.
  • NOTICE: New Online Catalog
    EOS Online Catalog

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the State of Oregon Law Library's new online catalog. You can access the catalog here or by clicking on the "Catalog" link in the left column of the screen. Helpful tips for searching are located on each of the catalog's screens, or through the "Help" tab

    The new online catalog provides users with increased search and account management features. The Law Library will make announcements as these additional user features are made available.

    Please contact the Law Library if you have questions about the new catalog system or need assistance locating an item.  Thank you.

    - State of Oregon Law Library​​​

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars Available at the Law Library
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    Active Oregon attorneys, is 2013 your MCLE reporting year? Come by the State Law Library to get the remaining credits you need. We have an extensive collection of approved CLE booklet and CD titles available for checkout. Please visit our CLE Seminar page for a complete index of our collection.   

    All continuing education credits must be completed by midnight on December 31 of a reporting year. More information on MCLE compliance is available on the Oregon State Bar Website.

    - State of Oregon Law Library​​​

  • History of the Judges of the Oregon Supreme Court, 1841-1946
    Dr. Ira L. Babcock
    The Oregon Supreme Court and the State of Oregon Law Library are pleased to be able to make available Arthur F. Benson's History of the Judges of the Oregon Supreme Court, 1841-1946.  This remarkable document of Oregon history, assembled in the mid-1940s by Benson -- then Clerk of the court -- consists of two leather binders containing biographical sketches and photographs of each member of the Oregon Supreme Court, from of the days of the provisional government, through the territorial period, and into statehood.  Read more >> 



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