Scam Alert

Keeping up with scams protects you and your clients.  The Oregon Attorney General’s office provides a scam alert service; signing up means the OAG will send you an email about fraudulent activity.  Yesterday, the email was about hackers hijacking the …

Clear Legal Writing

One of the best sites for legal writing is Bryan Garner’s blog at www.lawprose.org.  Since joining his email list, I’ve learned much interesting language information.  For example, Garner’s LawProse Lesson #123 addresses forego vs. forgo (the former means “to …

Effective Dates for Statutes

Do you need to know the effective date of a statute?  The rules vary by state.  In Oregon, statutes take effect on January 1 of the year following passage of the legislation, unless another date is specifically provided by the …