Court Practice Materials

This is the page where you will find the latest information on court rules, access hours, and fees.

Multnomah County Circuit Court SLRs, effective February 1

These SLRs are in effect.

Multnomah County Circuit Court Protective Orders/Filing "Under Seal" Documents

The policy statement, written by then-Presiding Judge Dale Koch in August, 2007, which addresses the interplay between the Oregon Constitution's Open Courts requirement and stipulated protective orders is still in effect.

Court Closures and Access Hours

Oregon Courts are closed for any business which must be on the record on the following Fridays: April 19 and May 24, 2013. See ORS 174.120.

Circuit Court Fees

Fee schedule.

Multnomah County Civil Case Management Process

Multnomah County Circuit Court's civil case management rules became effective February 1, 2012 for cases filed after that date.

Expedited Civil Jury Trials in Multnomah County

Multnomah County Circuit Court offers an expedited track for civil jury trials. For more information, see the media release, program description, expedited civil jury trial motion, expedited civil jury trial order and outline of what to expect at the first case management conference of an expedited case.

Judicial Profiles

Multnomah County Judges, Oregon Appellate Court Judges and Oregon Supreme Court Justices with available profiles.

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judges

Court page with judicial contacts and other information.


The state courts in Oregon are implementing eCourt in the next few years. The vendor gave a slideshow presentation on the program to judges and community leaders in September, 2011.

2008 Civil Jury Practices Report Available

The Multnomah County Presiding Court Task Force on Civil Jury Trial Practices released a report that identifies practices for civil jury trials likely to increase juror comprehension and satisfaction and improve trial efficiencies. You may download a color or black and white version of the report (both are .pdf files). If you have comments or questions about the report, please send us an email.

Multnomah County Courthouse Access Card IDs

Information regarding the "expedited access" card is available on the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office website. Download the application form here.

MCSO Notice Regarding Inmate Phone Access

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is updating its records for jail access. Attorneys who have telephone access to their clients may receive a letter from MCSO requesting an updated list of those authorized in their firm to use their jail telephone access code. If you have any questions please contact Liz Daily at 503.988.3852.

Family Court Services Custody/Parenting Time Evaluation Referral Criteria

The criteria have changed.