Eugene and Medford Divisions Closed Today for Inclement Weather
The Eugene and Medford Divisions of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon will be closed today, Friday, December 6, 2013, because of inclement weather conditions.
Counsel will be contacted by the Court to reschedule any hearings that were to occur during this time.
Jurors should call 503-326-8111 for additional information. Electronic filing via CM/ECF and access to dockets and documents via PACER are available.
Please continue to check this page for further updates on the closure.
Notice of Proposed Local Rule Changes and Opportunity for Public Comment
The Local Rules Advisory Committee has proposed various changes to the Local Rules which are now available for public comment. The Court does not necessarily endorse these proposed changes and will not adopt any changes until after receiving all public comments. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), these proposed amendments are now available for public review and comment.
Persons wishing to comment on these proposed amendments to the Local Rules may submit their written comments or recommendations to one of the addresses listed below. To be considered, comments must be received not later than the close of business on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
Comments may be sent in letter form to:Clerk of Court
U.S. District Court - Oregon
Comments to Proposed Local Rule Changes
740 U.S. Courthouse
1000 SW Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
Subject line: Comments to Proposed Local Rule Changes
Any changes to the Local Rules adopted by the Court will have an expected effective date of March 1, 2014.
WARNING: Bogus Phone Calls on Jury Service May Lead to Fraud
In Oregon, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and threatened with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts. In the calls, the threat of a fine is used to coerce those called into providing private and confidential information or demanding the payment of money by use of a credit card. These calls are not from court officials. For more information and to prevent being the target of one of these scams, read the additional information available about juror scams on our Court's website here.
Welcome to the U.S. District Court
for the District of Oregon
The District covers the State of Oregon, with courthouses in Portland, Eugene, Medford, and Pendleton. The Court handles an average annual civil caseload of 2,400 pending civil cases, and a criminal caseload involving an average of 1,100 defendants per year. In addition, the Court is home to Reentry Court programs in Eugene and Portland.
We believe that there are many routes to justice, and our goal is to map them all. Whether we are trying cases, facilitating alternative resolutions to disputes, or collaborating with Federal, state and local government services to craft a comprehensive solution to a District-wide problem, our role as a Court is to provide equal and consistent access to justice.
Information on our website is loosely organized into the types of people who arrive at court; we have sections for attorneys, jurors, educators, and the community at large.
Other Courts and Related Agencies
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Oregon
- County Courts
- U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services
- Federal Public Defender
- United States Attorney
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon handles all bankruptcy matters. The Bankruptcy Court's website has directions to its courthouses and information for individuals, companies and attorneys.
The Multnomah County Courthouse is located across the park from the Hatfield Courthouse in Portland. If you have a summons, trial, or other proceeding in "Circuit Court" for any county in Oregon, you will need to refer to the Oregon state court website for more information.
The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System carries out probation and pretrial services functions in the U.S. District courts. Through its officers and other employees, the system works to make the criminal justice process effective and the public safe.
Federal Public Defenders ensure that the right to counsel is enforced on behalf of those who cannot afford such services. More information about the Federal Public Defender can be found on the office's Website.
United States Attorneys conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party. More information on the U.S. Attorney's Office can be found on their website.
Appeals from Opinions and Orders of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon are heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. For more information about the Ninth Circuit, visit their website.
Schedule of Fees Amended Effective December 1, 2013 +
As announced by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, effective December 1, 2013, the
Notice Regarding the Jury Evidence Presentation System (JERS) +
The District of Oregon will begin wider use of the Jury Evidence Recording System (JERS) for the viewing of electronic exhibits by a jury during deliberations.
Parties can expect to discuss use of this system during pretrial proceedings.
2013 District of Oregon Conference Information and Materials Available +
Information and class materials from the 2013 District Conference, Innovations in the Law: Science and Technology, which was held September 20, 2013, in Portland, Oregon, is available by clicking the link above.
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