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Aerial view of the Clackamas County CourthouseWelcome to the Clackamas County Circuit Court, one of 36 state trial courts in the state court system, the Oregon Judicial Department.   We provide fair and accessible justice services that protect the rights of individuals, preserve community welfare, and inspire public confidence.   We need an informed public to help us accomplish our mission.

We hope this website encourages you to learn more about Oregon’s courts, the people we serve, and the gifted and dedicated people who work and volunteer in our courts.   Visit the Oregon Judicial Department’s home page for more information about the state court system.   Visit us often as we will update this site regularly.

We encourage you to explore this site, other Oregon government sites, and other state’s court web sites.

The links on these pages are active and should be available.   Additional links will be added periodically.   Address all technical comments and questions regarding this web site to E-Mail Webmaster.

Many of the documents available on this site are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Read the OJD Disclaimer; your use of this web site  is subject to the terms and conditions included there.

The staff of Clackamas County Circuit Court cannot respond to requests for legal advice from anyone.   To understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult your own private lawyer or contact the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-452-7636 (within Oregon) or 503-684-3763.

Court staff can provide:

  • General information about court procedures, rules and practices
  • Instructions and forms that the court developed for some proceedings (forms are not available for all legal proceedings)
  • Court schedules and information on how to get matters scheduled
  • Public information in court records
  • A list of low-cost or no-cost legal services available in the community
  • Information about the Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service and TEL-LAW program
  • The location of local law libraries that are open to the public.

Oregon law prevents court staff from:

  • Advising or recommending one procedure, form, or pleading over another
  • Advising what words to put in a form or what to say in court
  • Suggesting what you "should do"
  • Speculating about the possible outcome of a pending court matter
  • Recommending the services of a specific attorney or group of attorneys

Remember:  While court staff can provide general information about court procedures, ORS 9.160 prohibits court staff from giving legal advice.   If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer.