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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Hon. Marco A. Hernández, Chief Judge

Melissa Aubin, Clerk of Court

  • CM/ECF Maintenance Scheduled February 5-6, 2022

    CM/ECF is scheduled for system maintenance the weekend of February 5, 2022. 

    During this process, CM/ECF and eJuror will be unavailable. 

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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.

Announcements

  • 2022 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest +

    The Ninth Circuit has announced the 2022 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest theme: the First Amendment and the Schoolhouse Gate: Students’ Free Speech Rights. 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.

  • Standing Orders Regarding Court Operations During the COVID-19 Emergency +

    Click here for more more information on Court Operations during the COVID-19 emergency.

  • Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Andrew Hallman +

    The Judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon have appointed Andrew Hallman as a part-time U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Oregon, Pendleton Division. Judge Hallman will begin his service on September 29, 2021. Judge Hallman's legal experience spans over 15 years with the Oregon Department of Justice where he has held positions as a law clerk, Honors Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, and Assistant Attorney-in-Charge. Judge Hallman received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.

  • CM/ECF NextGen Version 1.6 Information +

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon will be upgrading Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) to version NextGen 1.6 the weekend of February 5-6, 2022. After the upgrade, additional quality standards will be required for all PDF files uploaded into the system.

    PDF Check is software that is a part of CM/ECF that evaluates file uploads for compliance with PDF standards. PDF Check was rewritten as part of the NextGen 1.6 upgrade. After the upgrade, PDFs with the following content will be rejected:

    • javascript
    • encryption or password-protection
    • scripts that can launch and external application
    • internal attachments
    • embedded audio or video

    In addition, PDF Check will also reject PDF files that are not compliant with PDF standards, were created with Mac OS X using a fillable form in a Safari browser, or created with Mac OS X and MS Word with the option "best for printing" selected.

    In addition to the above requirements, the District of Oregon allows only PDF file types to be uploaded, and the maximum file size is 75MB. The Court also prohibits unflattened fillable forms and requires that all PDF documents be text-searchable.

    More information about creating, uploading, and viewing PDFs is available on the PACER website.

    PDF/A

    Filings compliant with PDF/A, an International Standards Organization (ISO) standard document format, have previously been strongly encouraged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, and to ensure the quality and integrity of the filings in CM/ECF and therefore the record, the Court will begin requiring all PDF uploads to be PDF/A compliant as of March 21, 2022.  

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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, 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.

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Warning: Beware of Jury Scams

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.

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

Multnomah County Courthouse is located near the Hawthorne Bridge along Downtown Portland's waterfront.

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

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Violation Notices

  • Portland Division

    Portland Division

  • Eugene Division

    Eugene Division

  • Medford Division

    Medford Division

  • Pendleton Division

    Pendleton Division

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