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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Oregon Law Library building is closed to the public. The Library is open remotely Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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For All Oregonians

The mission of the State of Oregon Law Library (SOLL) is to provide the comprehensive legal resources that the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government require to serve the public effectively and to afford all Oregonians access to legal information. If you are lucky enough to live within the borders of this great state, you have access to the following, public, legal research databases, provided by the SOLL.

To find case law, statutes, session laws, rules, or attorney general opinions, check out Fastcase. If you need general self-help guides with titles like Building a Parenting Agreement that works, U.S. Immigration Made Easy, and Every Landlord's Legal Guide, ...then check out our subscription to NOLO. JUST A NOTE, NOLO guides are basic in nature and not specific to Oregon law. We strongly urge you to contact an Oregon law librarian or an attorney for assistance.

In addition, SOLL provides online access to briefs and opinions of the Oregon Supreme and Appellate Courts, legal research guides, and in-person and virtual legal reference services

Oregon State Agency Employees: SOLL provides specialized, legal, resources for your departments or agencies. Click on the "Oregon State Agency Employees" side tab for databases available to all Oregon State Employees. To locate resources specific to your department or agency, click on the corresponding side tab. 

SOLL Digital Collections

The State of Oregon Law Library digital collections offer electronic access to a variety of government publications, published by the State of Oregon Law Library in partnership with the agency which created the original print documents.

Collections:

  • Oregon Appellate Court Briefs - This collection contains unofficial, redacted, copies of Oregon Supreme Court (SC) and Court of Appeals (COA) Briefs. This collection does not include confidential and restricted case types. Briefs coverage: March 2005 - March 2020. COA Briefs start with 198 Or App 599; SC Briefs start with 342 Or 1.
  • Oregon Appellate Court Opinions: 1998 to present
  • Oregon Attorney General Public Records Orders - This collection contains the Oregon Attorney General's Public Records from 1981-present. The collection offers full text search of all orders or advanced search options to search specific fields such as petitioner, agency, or date. SOLL worked closely with the Oregon Department of Justice to provide online access to these documents. 
  • Oregon Chief Justice Orders - This collection houses the Chief Justice Orders, Supreme Court Orders and joint Chief Justice and Chief Judge Orders issued by the Oregon Supreme Court. 
  • Oregon Governor Executive Orders - This collection includes searchable pdfs of the executive orders issued by the Governor of Oregon. 

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