Articles Tagged with Circuit courts

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You can’t (CANNOT) waltz into an Oregon Small Claims Court and expect to win your case. You have to do your homework:

1) You have to read the book (in public and law libraries and bookstores):

“Using Small Claims Court in Oregon.” by Janay Haas, 2012. (Oregon Legal Guides)

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You can find Multnomah County Family Law Forms at their Circuit Court website. These include Sex Change forms for an adult, Sex and Name Change forms for an adult, and Sex Change forms for minor children.

Residents of other Oregon counties should check with their own County Circuit Courts. There is a Court Finder locator at the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) website.

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The following Oregon County Law Libraries have in-library public, or staff-assisted, access to OJIN, OECI, or ACMS (court dockets). (But these locations do not necessarily have access to the full-text of filed documents. You may need visit the Circuit Court records offices for those documents.)

Contact information for the following Oregon county law libraries is at the OCCLL website.

Clackamas (OJIN & OECI)

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You still have to resort to the old, not so tried or true, and still time-consuming or expensive methods for locating many Oregon court documents, but that will change over the next few years.

1) By the end of January 2014 these courts will be off OJIN and on eCourt: Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Crook, Jackson, Jefferson, Linn, Polk, Tillamook, and Yamhill.

2) By the end of 2014: Multnomah, Douglas, Josephine, and Marion circuit courts will be off OJIN and on eCourt.

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Intriguing recommendation that might come out of the OSB HOD meeting on November 2, 2012:

Resolution 13

Resolved, The House of Delegates recommends that the Board of Governors study the feasibility of making a metropolitan court district combining the resources of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties to increase access to justice and make an appropriate recommendation to the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Judicial Department and the Chief Justice.”

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Sincere apologies, but there is no way to make this a short blog post for those new to this task, so bear with me.

This blog post will cover these topics:

I) Online Court Documents: A Brief Primer