This weekend I thought I had found an error in the numbering in the state’s online version, and so I headed to the law library to open a real book and see what’s going on.
I've run into the oddest problem as I add the California Codes to WebLaws.org. The Sections, the actual statutes themselves, are not given any kind of name as they are in other states. Here are the basic burglary statutes of Oregon and California: Oregon: ORS 164.215, Burglary in the Second Degree. California: Penal Code Section … Continue reading If Only California Statutes had Names
I've been doing a lot of work to get the California Codes online, and I now have something to show for it. This is a screenshot of Business & Professions Code Section 22947.4, an anti-spyware statute. (Which is pretty cool; I wonder if Oregon has something similar. Anyone know?) For comparison, here's the original code … Continue reading Making the California Laws Easy to Read
I've just completed importing the 2011 ORS into OregonLaws.org. It's been a busy time of year, and I appreciate everyone's patience waiting for this update. Coming next: easy access to superseded editions 2009, 2007, and earlier, if there's a demand.
Courtney Minick nails it: . . . if you want to cite to judicial law, you must pay to access the Reporter’s opinions. Sounds crazy, but it's true. As a law student I wasn't aware of the problem. But it frequently holds me back, now that I'm building online information systems. E.g., say some text … Continue reading This is Why We Need Universal Legal Citation
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I get inspiration from many places for customer service and web app ideas. It's cool to observe how to make customers feel good about themselves and you. I love gaming. So I subscribe to Big Fish Games for $6.99/month. For that I get one game per month, and a discount on extra ones I buy. Yesterday … Continue reading We’ll be doing it right when we’re doing it like Big Fish Games
The webserver's been getting pretty busy lately, and we wondered if traffic had rebounded so soon from the yearly Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year's lull. We jumped over to our Quantcast page, and — wow. One year ago, we were serving around 75,000 page-views per month. We're now doing 200,000. Looks like it's time to upgrade our server … Continue reading 167% Growth over Last Year
We're pleased to introduce our second sponsor for OregonLaws.org, John Gear, of the John Gear Law Office, LLC. John practices in Salem, where he specializes in consumer law, elder law, and nonprofit law. He's flexible in accommodating clients' needs: "On a typical day without appointments in court or at a client's house, I arrive at … Continue reading John Gear Law Office LLC — New Sponsor
We're pleased to extend a warm welcome to our first sponsor, Castleberry & Elison, PC. I've personally known Emily and Pete for several years; they are extremely bright, capable, and dedicated professionals. Their firm handles civil and criminal matters, including family law, personal injury, and employment cases. We're very grateful for their support. It's exciting … Continue reading Castleberry & Elison, PC — new OregonLaws.org sponsor