555 Court Street NE, Suite 5242Salem, OR 97301Mailing Address:P.O. Box 14500Salem, OR 97309(503) 588-5220(503) 373-4367 FAXLegal Aid Phone No. 503-581-5265 http://www.mplas.org/
Marion County Courthouse Phone No. 503-588-5105 http://marion-court.ojd.state.or.us/Marion County Law LibraryPhone No. 503-588-5090http://www.co.marion.or.us/LC/LawLibrary/
Oregon State BarPhone No. 1-800-452-8260http://www.osbar.org/
State of Oregonhttp://www.oregon.gov/
The Office of Legal Counsel provides legal services to the Board of Commissioners, county departments, boards, commissions and to individual county employees when required by the Oregon Tort Claims Act. The Office of Legal Counsel has an attorney-client relationship with the County. County Counsel and Assistant Legal Counsels are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners. The Office of Legal Counsel is exempt from civil service.
The office's legal services include representing the county in a variety of areas including tort claims, personnel actions and discrimination claims, labor matters, land use and planning appeals, public records matters, code enforcement, constitutional challenges, foreclosure and lien actions, nuisance abatement, civil forfeiture, real property matters, pension and benefit matters, environmental issues, road and right-of-way regulation, solid waste collection, disposal and franchising matters, fiscal and taxation matters. Legal services also include approving, modifying or disapproving contracts, agreements, ordinances, policies and other county actions.
Gloria M. Roy, Marion County Counsel, Department Head
Assistant Legal CounselsBruce T. ArmstrongScott A. Norris
Secretaries to Legal CounselChristi KlugJoanna Ritchie