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The Local Government Law Group

Over one hundred government entities — from cities to special districts and counties — rely on the Local Government Law Group for counsel on legal and policy issues. Our group’s focus on plain language legal advice, paired with on-point policy insight, has proven invaluable for many Oregon governments.

Our Attorneys

The Local Government Law Group attorneys boast a wide range of specializations, but we all share the same dedication to providing responsive, common sense, collaborative support to clients. From bond measures to public record requests, land use to labor negotiations, our team offers the high level of specialization your government requires. We leave no category of government law unsupported.

Latest Articles

Donations: A Play in Three Acts

At the end of 2022, our office received some good questions regarding donations. This article is a toe-dip into the vastness of this topic. As such, please consider this general information and not legal advice. Please call our office if you have your own donation scenario you’d like to discuss. Okay, let’s dig in!

Paid Leave Oregon

“WE RECEIVED A DEMAND TO BARGAIN FROM THE UNION. WHAT DO WE DO?” As most of you know, the Oregon legislature enacted what has come to be known as Paid Leave Oregon (PLO).

Tipping Public Employees

Though perhaps not a common occurrence, there are situations in which public employees may be offered a tip for services performed in connection with their jobs. While there is no Oregon law that expressly forbids public employees from accepting tips, the acceptance of tips could violate Oregon’s government ethics laws.

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