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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, Medford, 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.

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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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  • New Chief District Judge +

    Effective February 1, 2016, the Honorable Michael W. Mosman is the new Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

  • Two New Magistrate Judges Selected +

    The United States District Court for the District of Oregon is pleased to announce the selection of two new magistrate judges.

    On February 25, 2016, Ms. Jolie A. Russo will be appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge in Eugene, Oregon. Her appointment follows the retirement of the Honorable Thomas M. Coffin. Ms. Russo served as a Staff Attorney and Senior Staff Attorney for the District of Oregon from 1988 to present. Since 2004, she has been an Assistant Professor, Adjunct Faculty, for both the University of Oregon School of Law and Lewis and Clark Law School. Ms. Russo served 10 years as a Citizen Review Board Panel Chairperson for the Oregon Supreme Court. She is an active member of the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, Local Rules Advisory Committee; the Federal Criminal Procedure and Practice Committee; and the Federal Bar Association, serving as the Immediate Past President (2014-2015); President (2013-2014); President Elect (2012-2013); Vice President (2011-2012); Secretary (2010-2011); and Director (2008-2010).

    On March 1, 2016, the Honorable Youlee Yim You will be appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge in Portland, Oregon. Her appointment follows the retirement of the Honorable Janice M. Stewart. Judge You is a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge, a position she has held since 2007. She previously served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice, Trial and Appellate Divisions from 2004 to 2007; a Death Penalty Staff Attorney for the United States District Court for the Central District of California from 1999 to 2004; a Deputy Bureau Chief/Senior Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York from 1994 to 1997; an Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice from 1992 to 1994; and, earlier in her career, as a Staff Attorney for the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, Oregon.

  • New Federal Rules Take Effect December 1 +

    Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure took effect on December 1, 2015.  To view the amended rules, please visit the Current Rules of Practice & Procedure page of the website for the United States Courts.

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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

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services
  • Federal Public Defender
  • U.S. Attorney
  • Oregon State Courts

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.

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.


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.

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. 


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