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Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Hon. Marco A. Hernández, Chief Judge

Melissa Aubin, Clerk of Court

United States District Judge Adrienne Nelson

Mailing Address

Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse
Room 1407
1000 Southwest Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204-2942

Contact Information

  • Chambers: 503-326-8350
  • Courtroom Deputy:  / 503-326-8355
  • Proposed Document Submissions:
    The e-mail address at this link is available for the receipt of submitted jury instructions and proposed forms of orders per LR 5 only and may not be used to submit filings. Unauthorized correspondence will be deleted.

Judge Nelson encourages parties to afford opportunities for junior attorneys and diverse attorneys to argue before the Court.

Courtroom Rules

  • Wireless communication devices must be placed in silent mode while in the courthouse. Recording devices may not be used at any time in the courthouse or in any court proceedings conducted remotely using telephone conferencing, video conferencing, or any other form of electronic communication.
  • The parties should provide advance notice when they require teleconferencing, intend to utilize the courtroom’s video displays, or have other presentation technology questions.
  • Attorneys and parties should conduct themselves with decorum and civility. This is primarily for their own benefit: jurors, courtroom staff, and public observers consistently state that they prefer a civil and collegial relationship between opposing parties and counsel.

Law Clerk Hiring

Judge Nelson is currently accepting applications for two term law clerk positions to begin in August 2023.  The law clerk position may be for a one-year term or a two-year term.  To apply, please mail the following materials to Honorable Adrienne Nelson, Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, Room 1407, 1000 SW Third Avenue, Portland, OR 97204:

  • Cover letter (one page, single spaced; please include term-duration preference)
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript (unofficial accepted)
  • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial accepted)
  • Writing sample (20-page limit, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, or equivalent)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Applications must be postmarked by April 23, 2023.  The first round of interviews will be held from May 1, 2023 through May 12, 2023.