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.
The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon to fill the vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge John V. Acosta. The official location of the position is in Portland, Oregon.Read More
The Ninth Circuit has announced this year's Ninth Circuit Civics Contest theme: "What Does Our American Community Ask of Us?" The contest is open to high school students in the Western United States and Pacific Islands. For more information, see www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest.
As of December 1, 2020, attorneys will file motions to seal and documents that are the subjects of those motions in CM/ECF rather than in paper. This change applies in both criminal and civil cases. See LR 5-2(e); L. Crim. R. 49-1. For filing instructions, see Sections 10 and 11 of the CM/ECF User Manual.
Self-represented parties may use any method authorized by 2020-8 Amended In Re Pro Se Filing by E-Mail in Response to COVID-19.pdf to file motions to seal and documents that are the subjects of those motions.Read More
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2020-12 Amended In Re Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.pdf
2020-12 In Re Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.pdf
2020-12 Second Amended In Re Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.pdf
2020-12 Third Amended In Re Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.pdf
2020-4 In Re Court Operations In Response to COVID-19.pdf
2020-5 In Re District Clerks Office Operations in Response to COVID-19.pdf
2020-7 In Re Use of VTC and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings.pdf
2020-8 Amended In Re Pro Se Filing by E-Mail in Response to COVID-19.pdf
2020-9 In Re Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.pdf
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.
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 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.
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.