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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Hon. Marco A. Hernández, Chief Judge

Mary L. Moran, Clerk of Court

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.


  • Media Noticing Accounts Now Available +

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has implemented Media Noticing Accounts to allow media to receive Notices of Electronic Filing in selected cases. For more information, see ord.uscourts.gov/media-account.

  • Closure of Clerk's Office Intake Counters to the Public +

    In light of the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19), the Federal District Courthouses in Portland, Eugene, and Medford remain open with reduced staff subject to the following limitations aimed at maintaining public health:

    1. The District Clerk's Offices are closed to the public in all court locations. Staff remain available by telephone.
    2. Filings are processed in civil and criminal cases via the electronic filing system CM/ECF and by mail. Paper documents delivered to the courthouses must be deposited in drop boxes located in the lobbies of the Portland, Eugene, and Medford courthouses. Drop box access is available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on business days. Pro se litigants may continue to submit by e-mail documents for filing as set forth in Standing Order 2020-8.
    3. Payments are processed via credit card utilizing Pay.gov. Payments by check or money order are accepted by mail or courthouse drop boxes. Cash payments are NOT accepted.

    These requirements will take effect on July 16, 2020, and remain in effect until further notice.

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

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

  • New PACER Website and URL +

    On June 28, 2020, PACER will release a newly redesigned website at pacer.uscourts.gov. Please set your web browser bookmarks to this new URL. The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records electronically using PACER and PACER-related applications. New features include:

    • Mobile friendly design;
    • New tool to search for court-specific information;
    • Interactive format to search frequently asked questions;
    • Optimized search engine to improve search results;
    • Feeds of court-specific information; and
    • New accessibility tools.

    In addition, two PACER applications—Manage My Account and Registration—are redesigned to improve the user experience. E-mail any feedback to the PACER Service Center.

  • Action Required: The District of Oregon Has Transitioned to CM/ECF NextGen +

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon completed its upgrade to the latest version of Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF), known as "NextGen" on January 21, 2020.

    See below to learn what is required for public users to access their CM/ECF NextGen accounts.

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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.

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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.