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  • Beware of Jury Duty Scams

    Citizens in the District of Oregon are receiving various forms of false communication (scams) by phone or email. A recent scam involves jury forms with official-looking bar codes sent by email that ask for personal information such as social security numbers and mother's maiden name. For more information about jury scams, click here.

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      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.

       

      Notice to Customers Presenting Checks

      • When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the Court either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.  For inquiries, please call the Clerk's Office at 503-326-8000.

        Privacy Act – A Privacy Act Statement required by 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3), that states our authority for soliciting and collecting the information from your check and explaining the purposes and routine uses which will be made of your check information, is available from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury at www.fms.treas.gov/otcnet or may be obtained though the mail by calling 1-866-945-7920 (toll free). Furnishing the check information is voluntary, but a decision not to do so will require you to make payment by some other method.

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      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

      bankruptcy_Portland_70x70The 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.

      Multnomah-County-Courthouse 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. 

      ProbationThe 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.

      DOJ LogoUnited 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.

      9thCirSealAppeals 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.

      • ADR Program Announcement +

        The Court's Staff Mediator, former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Susan M. Leeson, has announced that she is leaving the Court at the end of this month.  We have been extremely fortunate that Judge Leeson has served as our staff mediator for the past five and a half years.  We are grateful for her work and accomplishments to improve the Court's ADR Program.  In October 2014, she will return to her teaching and private mediation practice and will be a member of the Court-sponsored Mediation Panel.

      • Proposed Federal Rule Amendments Published for Public Comment +

        The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.  The proposed amendments and Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and other information are posted on the judiciary's website at www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/rules/proposed-amendments.aspx.

        The public comment period ends February 17, 2015.

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