Links to Legal Resources
Not everyone can afford an attorney, or in the case of small claims court, an attorney cannot appear for you. Other times you just want to do the research for yourself. Below are some useful links to help those researching on their own. That said, nothing can substitute for sound legal advice from an attorney.
General Information and Forms:
Law Libararies (your local library may also have resources, including access to online databases):
J.W. Long Law Library at Willamette University College of Law
Low Cost of Free Legal Services:
Of course, people often think attorneys are expensive, and they can be, but there are many types of cases attorneys often take on a contingency basis. That means you do not pay an attorney up-front, and instead the attorney only is paid fees if they recover for you. Typical cases of this sort are personal injury, medical malpractice, employment law, and landlord-tenant cases. Though, keep in mind attorneys only take cases on a contingency if they believe you have a case.