Appellate court documents, other than published opinions, are often difficult to obtain. Traditional databases either do not contain these documents or put them behind a additional and expensive paywall. Despite these obstacles a brief or court order can provide important insights.
The State of Oregon Law Library has an ongoing process to digitize our collection of Oregon appellate briefs. However, our online database is not yet comprehensive. We also excludes some cases with sensitive information. You can access our Database here:
The Oregon Judicial Department Appellate Records Section maintains a comprehensive collection of all the records of both the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals. This includes civil and criminal cases, lawyer and judicial disciplinary cases, Oregon Tax Court cases, cases of original Supreme Court jurisdiction, ballot measure titles, and judicial review of most state administrative actions.
The records in all these cases may be requested directly from the Appellate Records Section with the following form. Also attached below is the price schedule for delivery of documents. The digital delivery of the documents via the internet is especially reasonable at 3.00$ per document. You can download a PDF of these documents here.
As always if you need help requesting court documents or identifying the documents you need do not hesitate to contact us at the State of Oregon Law Library.