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Salem is the capital of Oregon and the county seat of Marion County. The Salem Art Fair and Festival is sponsored by the Salem Art Association and incorporates interactive exhibits, food, and other crafts which draw visitors from throughout the state.
Salem is home to many lawyers who take many different types of cases including chapter 7 bankruptcy, medical malpractice, DUI, personal injury, and wills and trust cases, among others. Lawyers in Salem are familiar with local court proceedings and can consult you on any legal issue that you may face.
A Salem resident recently filed a lawsuit against the city because the new 100-foot flood plain that was approved at a town meeting restricts him from building on to his 4 acre business park. He also alleges that the ordinances were illegal because they were set without holding an official town meeting. Salem City officials have yet to respond to the lawsuit.
If you are planning on filing a lawsuit in Salem, you will likely visit Oregon’s 3rd Judicial District Circuit Court which retains jurisdiction over felony, juvenile, tort, and family law cases. If you are fighting an ordinance or traffic violation, you will probably visit the Salem Municipal Court. It is paramount that you file with the appropriate court so that you do not lose time and money.
The best way to ensure you are filing with the correct court is by consulting a bar certified Salem lawyer from LegalMatch. LegalMatch also provides reference materials like an online law library, forums on many legal topics, newsletters, and tips for selecting the best lawyer for your needs.
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