The United States Constitution protects people in its borders from the overreach of the government with a Bill of Rights and limited powers.
Government force is often initiated through actions by law enforcement officers at the local, state and federal level.
When law enforcement officers act beyond the scope of their powers in Oregon, civil rights lawyers represent the infringed-upon to not only help the victim recover for damages, but also to change public policy and keep police powers in check.
Additionally, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from unlawful discrimination by other citizens, business entities and local governments.
Lawyer Referral Service of the Oregon State Bar - In Oregon, the State Bar has established a Lawyer Referral Service from its offices in Tigard, OR. The service helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney experienced in a variety of different practice areas. The service charges $35 for a 30 minute consultation with the local attorney. More than 1,600 attorneys across the state participate in the service.