July 10, 2017, Meeting announcement:
In 2020, Multnomah County will open a new downtown courthouse. Please join the project and design
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.
There is a new Multnomah County Circuit Court, Family Court FAQ guide on “How to Serve (Deliver) Legal Papers in Oregon.” (We thank Judge McKnight and her family law team* for this guide! They say “[i]t was developed for family law cases but we included Plaintiff/Defendant terms so that usage could be general.“)
Link from Multnomah County Circuit Court, Family Court website, if that direct PDF link is not working. Today the FAQ number is 23, but that could change as new tips and answers to questions are added.
You will need to refer to the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure, which are referenced in this guide. You can find the ORCP at the OJD Court Rules website or link directly to them at the Legislature’s ORCP website. (For the most recent proposed and adopted ORCP rules, visit the Council on Court Procedures website.)
The Oregonian reports that: Multnomah County wants input for new courthouse project
Multnomah County Courthouse
You can read the Multnomah Law Library Report at the PSU CPS website:
“This report reviews the current operations of the Multnomah Law Library and makes recommendations, based on best practices, for ways to restructure the Multnomah Law Library into a self-help center to better serve pro se litigants.”
The report’s full title: “Building the 21st Century Legal Resource Center and Law Library: A Report on the Current Status of the Multnomah County’s Law Library and Recommendations for Addressing the Needs of Current Patrons”
“Multnomah County is well on its way to replacing the Central Courthouse.
The current courthouse, located on Southwest 4th Avenue in downtown Portland, was built between 1909 and 1914. Today, it is both structurally and functionally obsolete. The building does not meet current seismic codes, is overcrowded and presents serious safety concerns for the public due to poor separation of criminal defendants from judges, witnesses and court personnel….” [Link to Survey.]
“…. A subtle, calculated business principle enabled by today’s electronic technology and increasingly used by businesses and government is to move work to customers….“
From: NCSC’s “Multnomah County, Oregon, Circuit Court New Central Courthouse Planning and Space Programming Final Report,” August 2014
Context: “…. 1.2. Customer-Centric, Customer-Friendly Work Processes