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The Court of Appeals, created in 1969, is the first level of appeal following trial. The court has jurisdiction to hear all civil and criminal appeals from circuit courts, except death penalty cases, and to review most state administrative agency actions. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court appoints the Chief Judge from among the ten judges on the Court of Appeals.

For more detailed descriptions of the Court of Appeals, see An Introduction to the Courts of Oregon and the court's 2011-12 Report. (For previous annual reports, see Statistics and Other Reports) For information on fees, transcripts, appellate case processing, and sample forms, see Appellate Court Records. And see School and Community Outreach on how the Court brings its work to students and communities throughout Oregon.

If you are looking for information on a pending case, please note that the court does not announce in advance when it will issue an opinion. You can find the opinions and any Supreme Court announcements about opinions it expects to issue the next day on the Opinions page. For other information on pending cases, please contact Appellate Court Records .