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Legislative Counsel

Phone: 503-986-1243
Fax: 503-373-1043
Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-101, Salem OR 97301


The Office of the Legislative Counsel (LC) is a permanent, nonpartisan legislative service agency. It provides legal and publication services to the members, committees and staff of the Legislative Assembly.

LC drafts all legislative measures and amendments to measures considered by the Legislative Assembly; renders legal opinions and provides informal legal advice to members, committees and staff; publishes the Oregon Revised Statutes and other legal publications; reviews all administrative rules adopted by executive branch agencies for constitutionality and legal sufficiency; and performs other legal services as directed by the Legislative Assembly.

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Legislative Counsel cannot respond to public requests for legal advice. To understand and protect your legal rights, consult your private lawyer. If you have questions or comments about the content of this web page, please send LC an e-mail.