Skip to main content

Oregon State Flag An official website of the State of Oregon »

Oregon Judicial Department Logo


Scales IconClackamas Court 
Reference Guide

The Clackamas County Circuit Court Reference Guide was developed to provide additional information on Clackamas specific processes and procedures. 

The Reference Guide has been updated each year for the Fall CCBA CLE Presentation, however, the court is in the process of updating and incorporating the information in this guide into the court website, under each respective department page. Once the information is incorporated, the website content will replace this guide.

IMPORTANT: Some information in this guide may be out of date. If you have any questions about the guide or about a current process or procedure, please email the court at If it is about a specific case type, please include the case type in the subject line of your email. 


 2021 Clackamas County Circuit Court Reference Guide

calendar icon

Criminal Calendar Guide 

In preparation for Oregon eCourt, effective October 5, 2015, the Court implemented modifications to the Criminal "A" and "B" dockets. To view the changes that have been made, please click on this link to "A Guide to the Criminal A and B Dockets".


 Civil Motions Guidelines

The Civil Motions Panel of the Clackamas County Circuit Court is a group of judges including pro tem judges who hear and decide regularly scheduled motions that are not assigned to a specific judge. Periodically, the judges confer regarding their prior rulings and have developed a consensus over time on particular issues.
This Statement does not have the force of law or court rule and the statements are not binding on any judge. The following is not a predetermination of any question presented on the merits to a judge in a particular action. The statement may be of assistance in guiding practitioners as to anticipated rulings on a specific question and may eliminate the time and expense of presenting the issues to the Court.