There are many reasons why victims of child sexual abuse may stay silent about the horrors they experienced for years—or possibly the rest of their lives. In recent months, the #MeToo movement online has inspired millions of people to share their experiences of sexual assault, including sex abuse as children. While many people sharing #MeToo stories are college students and adults, the #MeTooK12 hashtag encourages young students to come forward and report incidents of sexual misconduct in schools, as well as in life outside […]
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution gives you the right to peacefully assemble and the right to free speech. However, many people who come together to exercise such rights in Portland have been seriously injured by police officers responding to protests. The American Civil Liberties Association (ACLU) has filed lawsuits against the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) on behalf of six victims of police brutality during protests ranging from October 2016 to June 2017. This is in addition to other complaints and lawsuits […]
When you think of commercial vehicles, you likely think of the long-haul truckers you see on the highways, transporting goods across the country to all of our favorite stores. However, there are many commercial trucks that you likely see right in your own neighborhood on a regular basis. These vehicles are such a familiar sight that you probably do not consider the risks of injuries they pose, as any type of large truck can cause serious accidents.
Garbage trucks – Garbage and recycling collection is necessary to keep Portland neighborhoods clean and sanitary. Such services require large vehicles that […]
The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) exists to provide care and assistance for Oregonians who cannot care for themselves. This includes providing social services and setting up foster care arrangements for children and individuals with disabilities, as well as long-term or in-home care for senior citizens. However, in recent months – or years – tragic flaws have been uncovered in the foster care system run by DHS. Mistakes by DHS workers have been linked to serious injuries on numerous occasions. Victims of these injuries have important legal rights but need the right legal representation to hold DHS […]
Skiing is a favorite pastime of many people in and around the Portland area. Whether you take your family up for a week-long ski vacation or try to make it to the mountains as much as possible throughout the season, skiing is a rewarding activity. Unfortunately, skiing can also be risky and result in accidents and injuries.
Ski accidents result in a wide variety of injuries, including fractures, soft tissue tears, lacerations, and more. One common – yet worrisome – ski injury is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs can […]
Last Saturday at the clubs’ annual meeting, Cascade Ski Club President Jon Waldum announced Richard Rizk’s appointment as the club’s General Counsel. According to President Waldrum:
“General Counsel is responsible for providing advise to the Board on legal compliance*** It (the general counsel position) requires someone with great integrity. Counsel is often asked for judgement on people. *** Rich Rizk has fought for the club, he has significant business and life experience to bring to bear on the variety of issues confronting the lodge.”
For more information on Mr. Rizk’s history with Cascade […]
The Multnomah Bar (MBA) Association
for Top Golf!
– Fun for people of all golf abilities!
Location: Topgolf Hillsboro, 5505 NW Huffman St, Hillsboro
Enjoy friendly, competitive golf games, fun and socializing. Topgolf provides a unique networking and social opportunity. Play in climate-controlled bays in teams of up to six.
Registration includes two games, hosted appetizers and a cash bar.
$75 for MBA members and non-lawyers if registered by May 31
$95 for non-MBA members
$95 for all after May 31
To register or sponsor contact Pamela Hubbs (503.222.3275, email@example.com).
Despite strict laws against drunk driving, statistics indicate that more than 14,000 people were arrested in Oregon and more than 23,000 were arrested in Washington State for driving under the influence in 2016. Many, many more intoxicated drivers escape detection without an arrest, which means there are even more drunk drivers on the road than those statistics reflect. When you are driving in the Portland area, you should […]
Police use of excessive force is a growing civil rights issue in the United States that primarily affects communities of color. Dozens of heinous instances of police brutality have made headlines from some of the country’s most racially divided cities, sparking a national movement to protect Black lives. Yet, what many culturally “aware” citizens might not know is that police brutality remains a plague on one of the country’s most seemingly liberal cities. […]
March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. At Rizk Law, we frequently help those who have survived brain injuries recover the compensation they need to carry on with their lives to the best of their ability. Traumatic brain injuries are among the most severe injuries incurred by a devastating accident such as a car accident or slip-and-fall. This year, we want to discuss the top things we have learned from TBI survivors about what they want others to know about their condition. […]