The United States Department of Justice just launched the Elder Justice Initiative. Enter your zip code and it provides nationwide resources for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation, their families, and practitioners who serve them. The goal is not only to provide a central location for contact information, but also to facilitate further research. […]
In May, SYK partner Victoria Blachly was appointed to the Board of Advisors for VoteERA.org, which seeks to add an Oregon Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that provides express equality and protects women against sex discrimination. Victoria’s efforts to advance the ERA were recently covered in the Portland Business Journal.
At last count, Oregon had around 12,000 active resident lawyers. This is a little over 30 lawyers for every 100,000 residents in the entire state. So, you wouldn’t think that it should be difficult to select a lawyer to help you with your legal questions. However, this is a question that people ask us all […]
SYK partner Victoria Blachly has been appointed to the Board of Advisors for VoteERA.org, which is a bi-partisan effort to obtain an Oregon Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that provides express equality and protects women against sex discrimination. VoteERA.org is currently collecting petition signatures and donations to get an amendment on Oregon’s ballot this November. Because […]
It is a truism in the world of tax planning that dollars are fungible. That is, if I have two dollars in my wallet, there isn’t much between the dollar that I took out of the bank yesterday and a dollar that I took out of the bank today. If I use them to buy […]
In October 2013, the Oregon Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a decision to allow State agencies to recognize out of state same sex marriages. (See my previous blog posting on October 8). Now, effective January 1, 2014, a new Oregon Administrative Rule requires all State agencies to recognize same sex marriages validly performed in other […]