FAQ - County Counsel

Legal

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Where do I get help with a private legal matter?

A. State law prohibits the Office of County Counsel from providing legal advice to private individuals and entities. County Counsel cannot make referrals to specific attorneys, but many attorneys offer a free or low cost initial consulation. The Oregon State Bar has information on common legal problems and has an attorney referral service for the general public.
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Where could I find legal information on my own?

A. The Washington County law library is open to the public.
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How do I report a violation of the County Code?

A. Contact the responsible county department.
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