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      • Warning: Scams on the Rise

        Scammers impersonating courts for the purpose of stealing personal information are becoming increasingly prevalent. The Court wants the public to know that it will never ask for your Social Security number or other personal information over the phone or by e-mail. Nor will the Court ever send to you an unsolicited e-mail or e-mail attachment. Do not open any unexpected or unsolicited e-mail attachments because they likely contain malicious code designed to transmit personal information back to the scammer. If you are unsure about the validity of a communication purporting to be from the Court, please contact us. Contact local law enforcement if you have been the victim of a scam. For more information about 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.

      • New and Amended Local Rules to Take Effect as of May 1, 2015 +

        The Court has adopted new and amended local rules (see Standing Order 2015-6), effective May 1, 2015. 

      • Magistrate Appointments Authorized +

        The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of two full-time U.S. Magistrate Judges for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, to fill the vacancies created by the planned retirements of Judge Thomas M. Coffin and Judge Janice M. Stewart. One of the positions will be located in Portland, Oregon, and the other in Eugene, Oregon. The term of office is eight (8) years.

        Full public notices for these U.S. Magistrate Judge positions, including qualification requirements and application instructions, are available under Employment Opportunities. The closing date for these positions is June 1, 2015.

      • PACER Fee Increase Exemption to Expire April 1, 2015 +

        In September 2011, the Judicial Conference authorized an increase in the Judiciary's electronic public access from $.08 to $.10 per page, starting April 1, 2012. The Conference was mindful of the impact such an increase could have on other public entities that budget in advance for resources. For this reason, local, state, and federal government agencies were exempted from the increase for three years. As noted in the EPA Fee Schedule, the exemption expires this year. Therefore, as of April 1, 2015, the PACER usage fee for government accounts will increase from $.08 to $.10 per page.

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