The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon is a federal court serving the area corresponding to the state of Oregon. The District has courthouses in Portland, Eugene, Medford, and Pendleton.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has proposed changes to the Local Rules. The Court will not adopt any changes until after all public comments are received. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), these proposed amendments are now available.
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 no later than the close of business on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
|Comments may be sent in letter form to:||Comments may be sent via e-mail 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 January 3, 2023. Local Rules governing the practice and procedure in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon are available at this link.
Friday, November 4, 2022
The Ninth Circuit has announced the 2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest theme: "the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: What Should Our Next Amendement Be?". The essay and video contest is open to high school students in the Western United States and Pacific Islands. Students must reside in the State of Oregon to enter the local contest. For more information, see this year's contest flyer and www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Upon the resignation of U.S. Attorney Scott E. Asphaug, and pursuant to the authority conferred on the U.S. District Court in Title 28, Section 546(d), of the United States Code, the Court orders the appointment of Natalie K. Wight as U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon. The appointment is set forth in U.S. District Court Standing Order 2022-14. The appointment will take effect on July 17, 2022, and Chief Judge Marco A. Hernández will administer the Oath of Office to Ms. Wight on July 15, 2022. The appointment remains effective until the vacancy is filled. The Court thanks Mr. Asphaug for his service and congratulates Ms. Wight on her new role.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has received reports that people purporting to be Jury Department staff have called members of the public and falsely claimed that their targets failed to report for jury service and owe a fine. Please be advised that the staff of the District of Oregon Jury Department will never call a member of the public to demand money. If you have any questions about whether a communication you receive about federal jury service in Oregon is legitimate, please call 503-326-8100 or e-mail , and the Jury Department will provide accurate information to you.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) are alerting the public of a scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. Marshals. During these calls, scammers attempt to collect money via phone in lieu of having further legal problems. The scammers claim that individuals need to “post bond” or face losing their jobs, custody of their children, or other consequences.
Scammers use many tactics to sound and appear credible. They sometimes provide information such as badge numbers and/or names of actual law enforcement officials. Also, scammers may spoof their phone numbers to appear on caller IDs as if they are calling from a government agency like the USMS.
If you believe you were a victim of such a scam, you are encouraged to report the incident to your local Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office and to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Things to remember:
The USMS urges individuals not to divulge personal or financial information to unknown callers and highly recommends the public report similar crimes to their local police departments. If you believe you are a victim of fraud, report the incident through the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. Also, you should report online, business, or phone scams to the FTC immediately at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
Additional information about the USMS can be found at www.usmarshals.gov.
Monday, March 14, 2022
Click here for more more information on Court Operations during the COVID-19 emergency.
2022-24 Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.pdf
2022-23 Entry Requirements in Response to COVID-19.pdf
2022-20 Entry Requirements in Response to COVID-19.pdf
2022-16 Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.pdf
Friday, January 28, 2022
U.S. Magistrate Judges Acosta and Sullivan have assumed Recall status and continue to be available to lawyers in the district to conduct settlement conferences in their cases. Lawyers interested in scheduling a settlement conference with Judge Acosta are invited to e-mail a request to . Lawyers interested in scheduling a settlement conference with Judge Sullivan are invited to e-mail a request to .
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, and may be obtained through 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.
Scammers impersonating courts for the purpose of stealing personal information are becoming increasingly prevalent. The Court will never ask for your Social Security number or other personal identifiers over the phone or by e-mail. If you are unsure about the validity of a communication purporting to be from the Court, please contact the Jury Administration Department. Click here for more information regarding jury scams and reporting scams to law enforcement.
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