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 Coming next: easy access to superseded editions 2009, 2007, and earlier, if there's a demand.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
Quisitive is a one-of-a-kind app for screening name ideas, searching U.S. trademarks, and learning about branding, naming, trademark, and copyright. We've developed it to the same high standards as OregonLaws.org: citations for every piece of information, high readability, and excellent user experience. See the Quisitive website for more information.
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
Robb, the creator of OregonLaws.org, was honored by the City of Portland for his Civic App idea: "The end result is that the city would focus on what only it can do best: providing raw data about itself, and, similar to the Secretary of State’s business registry, acting as a means of identification and authentication." … Continue reading Winner of Best Idea award, CivicApps for Greater Portland
"Law.Gov is a national conversation about broader access to primary legal materials in the United States across all three branches of government and across the federal, state, and local governments. . . . "The workshops have examined copyright restrictions, privacy implications, and the technical underpinnings necessary to provide authenticated access to bulk legal materials. "This … Continue reading Robb to present at Law.Gov workshop: Access to the Raw Materials of Our Democracy
OregonLaws.org now provides the latest edition of the Oregon Revised Statutes. For example, here is the new law that prohibits cell phone use while driving: A person commits the offense of operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile communication device if the person, while operating a motor vehicle on a highway . . . ORS 811.507