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These pages include publications and links to reference materials online for justice system professionals, educators, and the general public.

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 shall be prescribed by law." [more]


Our collection can be accessed via the Hatfield Library Consortium WebPac (HLC). Click on the Library Catalog link in the left column on this page. You can search individual catalogs: State of Oregon Law Library, Oregon State Library, Willamette University Libraries (J. W. Long Law Library and Mark O. Hatfield Library). You can also search the entire collection for the HLC Consortium. A help page and instructions for using the Innovative Interfaces system are provided on the library catalog page. Typically, keyword searching provides a good starting point for users new to the Innovative Interfaces software. [more]

Oregon Judicial Department Publications Online

The 2005 Edition of the OREGON JUDGES CRIMINAL BENCHBOOK incorporates the 2005 Oregon Session Laws and the relevant case law of the United States Supreme Court and Oregon’s appellate courts through December 30, 2005. The revised benchbook includes model scripts for waiver of counsel and accepting a guilty or no contest plea, as well as model forms for waiver of counsel (in both Spanish and English) and waiver of jury trial.