Clackamas County is inviting housing providers, landlords, property managers and members of the public to attend a free virtual legal clinic addressing landlord and tenant law from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, on Zoom.
The clinic is open to all who are interested in learning about no-cost mediation and conflict resolution services, and about a new Oregon law that changes procedures concerning eviction notices, overdue rent rules and use of rental assistance.
Legal and mediation professionals will be featured guest speakers and available during the online event to help clarify legal and non-legal housing issues, and conflict resolution options and opportunities to prevent evictions that lead to homelessness.
The clinic will address important issues for both sides, from rent payment delays to fines, conflicts, and how to work together on possible solutions before an eviction case is filed in court.
Attorney Amanda Caffall of The Commons Law Center and Clackamas County Law Librarian Jennifer Dalglish will facilitate the event. Featured speakers will be Marcel Gesmundo, founder of and a partner at Andor Law, and Melissa Miller.
Marcel Gesmundo focuses on compliance and strategic planning for housing providers in Oregon and Washington and began litigating in 2011. During his career, his practice has shifted from environmental litigation to real property, commercial and residential leasing, and landlord tenant law.
Gesmundo regularly advises clients on legal developments, teaches courses on compliance, and advocates for clients at trial and on appeal NSalso provides technical legal support to the housing industry, drafting forms widely used by housing providers in Oregon and Washington.
Melissa Miller has been mediating, facilitating and empowering others for over 20 years. While supporting Clackamas County’s Eviction Prevention Mediation Program, Melissa and her team have offered mediation services to over 300 households in the county.
In addition to providing mediation services, her collaborative efforts with rent assistance and other social services programs have resulted in housing providers receiving payment for back rent, helped families stay housed and prevented evictions.
This event is sponsored by the Clackamas County Resolution Services’ Eviction Prevention Program, Clackamas County Law Library, Clackamas County Bar Association, Andor Law and The Commons Law Center.
Help us build a sustainable news organization to serve Canby for generations to come! Let us know if you can support our efforts to expand our operations and keep all of our content paywall-free. #SwimWithTheCurrent!