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COVID-19 Court Information

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Visiting the Courthouse

Out of concern for public health and preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Clackamas County Circuit Court has implemented changes to many of our processes, procedures, and placed limits on our calendars, and matters that are currently being heard, as well as how those matters are heard (remote versus in person appearance).  Please be aware that due to COVID-19 we do have many staff who are working remotely, we have a backlog in our work, and that because of changes in process and procedure work may take longer to be completed.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this.

Please check this page often because as changes are made, we will update it to include all local orders, press releases and other information related to COVID-19.  



Hours of Operation
PUBLIC SERVICE COUNTERS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE TELEPHONE HOURS OF OPERATION ARE REDUCED
Pursuant to Presiding Judge Order 2020-22, beginning August 14, 2020 and continuing until further order of the court, the court has reduced most in-person business hours at our public counters to Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm, with the exception of:
  • Protective order applications (Family Abuse Prevention Act, Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act, Sex Abuse Protective Orders, Emergency Risk Protection Orders) which can be filed in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am to 11 am.
  • Calendaring Clerk's Office (Room 200) reduced in-person business hours with minimum staffing levels shall be Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Phones hours are reduced to Monday through Friday from 10am  to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4pm.
 
The Courthouse is open Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) from 8am to 5pm.

Contact Us

  Please Contact Us by Email:    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many court employees are working remotely.  If you need              assistance please email us at one of the addresses below.  Court filings will not be accepted via email. 

  *Note:  The Family Law Self Help Program email is to be used by self-represented litigants only.

What Proceedings are Happening at the Clackamas County Circuit Court?

For proceeding information at Clackamas County Circuit Court, please click here.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are  required in the Courthouse as of June 24, 2020.  All persons entering the courthouse (and court facilities) are required to wear a protective covering. Please bring your protective face covering with you to court.  If you do not have a protective face covering, the court will provide you with one.  For additional details, please see Presiding Judge Order 2020-31.

When You Should NOT Visit the Courthouse

If you are planning to visit the courthouse, for the health and safety of visitors and court employees to the court YOU SHOULD NOT ENTER THE COURTHOUSE if you are an individual who meets one of hte criteria below.

  • You are feeling unwell, or
  • You have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptom (see CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus), or
  • You have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
If you meet the criteria of 1, 2 or 3 above, you should not enter the courthouse.  Instead, please contact the court as follows:
  • Phone:  503-655-8670
  • Email:  cla.court.info@ojd.state.or.us
  • If you are outside of the courthouse, speak with staff at the Security Screening Station.  They can assist you with communicating with the court if needed.

 Information for Jurors

Clackamas County is committed to maintaining access to services while keeping jurors, litigants, staff, and the public and others safe at the courthouse.  Jurors perform a vital role in our American system of justice.  Jury service is an important civic function that supports  one of the fundamental rights of citizens - the right to have their cases decided by a jury of their peers.  The right to a speedy trial is important for every single Oregon citizen accused of a crime, even when in the midst of a pandemic.  Because of this constitutional right we have a new process for calling in jurors to the courthouse that includes changes that have been made for the safety and protection of all jurors.  

To learn more about our new jury process and what we are doing to ensure the safety and protection of jurors, please watch this video or view the document that shows photographs of the courthouse and jury assembly area. 


Video about Serving on Jury Duty in Clackamas County

 


Written Information and Photographs about Serving on Jury Duty in Clackamas County

Click on this document link, or on the image below.

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Face Coverings Required

Face coverings are  required in the Courthouse as of June 24, 2020.  All persons entering the courthouse (and court facilities) are required to wear a protective covering. Please bring your protective face covering with you to court.  If you do not have a protective face covering, the court will provide you with one.  For additional details, please see Presiding Judge Order 2020-31.



Presiding Judge Orders & Updates

Orders in Family Law Court Operations
Orders in Civil Court Operations

 Remote Hearings
Because of COVID-19 hearings are being done remotely when possible, either by telephone conference or by video appearance.  That means that some or all of the people participate by video or by phone.  Below are some guides that will assist you with those appearances.

If you have exhibits that you need to submit for a hearing please they can be eFiled through File & Serve (see guide above), or alternately, contact the staff assigned to the judge who will be hearing your case to determine how he or she would prefer that the exhibits be submitted.  If you are unsure which judge is assigned to your case, please contact the Calendaring Unit for assistance.   



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