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Oregon Topics: Legal Research

The following resources relate to the range of legal research from general to specific by including the Oregon Constitution; statutes; legislative records such as measures, measure histories, committee minutes and audio files; judicial opinions; administrative rules; and other regulations. 

The links primarily pertain to Oregon but also include federal resources. For more information about basic legal concepts and Oregon law topics, please refer to Legal Information Topics by the Oregon State Bar.

Oregon Blue Book

Oregon Judicial Branch information

Oregon Council on Court Procedures

 

Oregon State Archives

Oregon Supreme Court case files (on site hard copy 1855-1981)

Oregon Court of Appeals case files (on site hard copy 1969-1981)

Oregon Tax Court case files (on site hard copy 1962-1976)

Oregon circuit court case files (on site hard copy-see County Records Inventory for county listings)

 

Oregon Judicial Department

Opinions (includes Oregon Supreme Court, Oregon Court of Appeals, and Oregon Tax Court, 1998-present)

Find your local Circuit Court


State of Oregon Law Library

Oregon Supreme Court case files (on site hard copy 1982-present)

Oregon Court of Appeals case files (on site hard copy 1982-present)

Oregon Tax Court case files (on site hard copy 1976-present)

 

Federal Judiciary

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decisions

U.S. District Court of Oregon, selected cases and local rules

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon

 

Willamette Law Online

(includes summaries of published cases from the following courts)

United States Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Oregon Supreme Court

Oregon Court of Appeals

Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals

The Nation's Courts on Intellectual Property Law

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Clatsop County Courthouse
The Clatsop County Courthouse in Astoria at night. (Oregon State Archives Photo)