YLS Community Law Week

Each year, the YLS Service to the Public Committee plans Community Law Week. 2015 Community Law Week provided legal education, access and assistance to the public through a series of events held on April 25 and 29. Events included 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. Dozens of volunteers made Community Law Week 2015 a success. Email Shannon West if you'd like to volunteer for next year's event.

Free Legal Information Booth   

Each year, volunteers provide general legal information and disseminate brochures at free legal information booths. On Saturday, April 25 from 2-4 p.m., a legal information booth was available at the Portland State University Student Union, Room 296. 

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 was held at the Portland State University Student Union, Room 296, on Saturday, April 25 from 2-4 pm. 

The YOUthFILM Project

Community Law Week culminated with a celebration of young filmmakers at the YOUthFILM Project award ceremony and film screening on Wednesday, April 29. This filmmaking contest provides students with an opportunity to express themselves creatively, while learning about the justice system and the importance of voting. Participants produced short films or videos based on this year's theme: Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law. The top films were screened for the public at the Hollywood Theatre in Northeast Portland. Prizes were awarded by Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack L. Landau. A reception followed. See photos from the event.

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

2015 Executive Producer Sponsor
Davis Wright Tremaine
2015 Major Sponsors
Barran Liebman LLP
Bodyfelt Mount LLP
Garvey Schubert Barer
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC
Hiefield Foster & Glascock LLP
Janet Hoffman & Associates
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC
Thomson Reuters
Vangelisti Law Firm LLC
Wyse Kadish LLP
Partially funded by a Multnomah Bar Foundation grant.