Elder Justice Initiative

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. […]

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Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP Partner Victoria Blachly Appointed to Board of Advisors for VoteERA.org

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 […]

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Oregon State Agencies are Now Required to Recognize Out of State Same Sex Marriages

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 […]

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