What kind of cases do circuit courts hear in Oregon?

What kind of cases do circuit courts hear in Oregon?

Oregon circuit courts are Oregon’s trial courts that by law, decide all types of cases (this is called general jurisdiction). Circuit courts decide criminal, civil, domestic relations, traffic, juvenile, small claims, violations, abuse prevention act, probate, mental commitments, adoption, and guardianship cases.

Who are the judges in the Oregon Court of Appeals?

The court has two divisions, the Magistrate Division and the Regular Division. Tax law appeals are first heard in the Magistrate Division by a magistrate who is an appointed, sworn judicial officer (trained and experienced in tax law).

Where can I find case information in Oregon?

Court staff may be able to provide case information by phone but cannot provide legal advice. Additionally, each local circuit court has a free public access terminal where you can look up case information for most cases (state and federal law require courts to protect some information).

How is a tax case heard in Oregon?

Cases in the Regular Division are heard “de novo” (where the case is tried as a new case) by the Tax Court judge – an elected judicial officer. The judge’s final decision is written as an opinion or order. Appeals on the decision of the Regular Division are taken directly to the Oregon Supreme Court.

Where to find Oregon Circuit Court case information?

The Oregon eCourt Case Information (OECI) system contains case information (Register of Actions) for all Oregon circuit courts and the Oregon Tax Court, and is the official ORS 7.020 register for these courts. View detailed information on Dates, Dispositions, and Other Events in OECI. Courts may change their schedules at any time.

What kind of courts are there in Oregon?

The Oregon Judicial Branch is a unified system of state circuit courts (trial courts), appellate courts (Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals), and the Tax Court, known together as the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD).

What is the final decision of the Oregon Circuit Court?

The judge’s final decision is written as an opinion or order. Appeals on the decision of the Regular Division are taken directly to the Oregon Supreme Court. Oregon circuit courts are Oregon’s trial courts that by law, decide all types of cases (this is called general jurisdiction).

Cases in the Regular Division are heard “de novo” (where the case is tried as a new case) by the Tax Court judge – an elected judicial officer. The judge’s final decision is written as an opinion or order. Appeals on the decision of the Regular Division are taken directly to the Oregon Supreme Court.