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Oregon's County Courts hear probate and estate, mental health, adoption, and juvenile cases. Oregon's Justice Courts handle landlord/tenant, misdemeanor, and traffic cases. There are also 144 Oregon Municipal Courts, which handle misdemeanors and traffic violations. Oregon's tax courts handle administrative agency appeals, and Oregon's Circuit Courts handle a variety of civil and criminal cases including domestic relations, and felony cases. If you file a small claims case in Oregon, it will be heard in either Justice Court or Circuit Court. The Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court comprise the Oregon appellate court system. If you're seeking Oregon court records, visit the court's online database, OJIN Online, at Here you can find Oregon public records from state court cases. To obtain copies of Oregon court documents, contact the court where the case was heard, as their policies regarding obtaining these Oregon public records can vary. The Oregon Judicial Department's website,, provides contact information for each of the Oregon's courts. The Oregon Judicial Department's website also provides additional information regarding the Oregon state court system in its Materials and Resources section at
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23, Apr 2014 - Gay marriage: Supporters hold Portland rally on eve of court hearing (photo gallery)
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23, Apr 2014 - Columbia, OR Radical Islamic cleric's trial begins
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23, Apr 2014 - Federal judge to hear Oregon gay marriage case
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23, Apr 2014 - Columbia, OR Radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on trial in New York
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23, Apr 2014 - Rally on eve of court hearing on Oregon's same-sex marriage ban
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22, Apr 2014 - Metro wants court to OK headquarters hotel
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22, Apr 2014 - Salem, OR Education the focus of lunch
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22, Apr 2014 - Oregon appeals court affirms dogs are property
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22, Apr 2014 - National group says it will defend Oregon gay-marriage ban
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22, Apr 2014 - A, OR Trial set for ex-minister
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22, Apr 2014 - Judge Won't Rule Weds., But Hearing On Same-Sex Ban Still Scheduled
U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said Tuesday that he will not rule on the legality of Oregon's same-sex marriage ban until at least May 14, after a group supporting the ban filed a request to delay Wednesday's hearing and to intervene.
22, Apr 2014 - Linn, OR Woman sentenced in Highway 34 'road rage' fatal
ALBANY — Valorie Carrigan, 37, of Philomath, was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday for her role in a September 2012 car crash that killed Oregon State University student Chelsea Duffy.
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