The Supreme Court is the highest court in the Oregon judicial branch. The court has seven elected justices. They choose one of their own to serve a six-year term as Chief Justice. The only court that may reverse or modify a decision of the Oregon Supreme Court is the United States Supreme Court.
For a more detailed description of the Supreme Court, see An Introduction to the Courts of Oregon and the 2013 State of the Oregon Courts report. For information on fees, transcripts, appellate case processing, and sample forms, see Appellate Court Records.
If you are looking for information on a pending case, please note that the court does not announce more than one day in advance when it will issue an opinion. You can find the opinions and any announcements about opinions the court expects to issue the next day on the Opinions page. For other information on pending cases, please contact Appellate Court Records.
SUPREME COURT BUILDING REHABILITATION PROJECT
On August 3, 2015, the Oregon Judicial Department will begin an exterior rehabilitation project on the Supreme Court Building to address public safety and building preservation issues. The project is anticipated to continue until February 2016. During that time, parking in the immediate area of the Supreme Court Building may be blocked or constrained, so please allow extra time if you are traveling to the building to find parking. The building is expected to remain open to the public during regular weekdays and hours for the appellate records office, scheduled oral arguments in the courtroom and use of the state law library during the project period. ADA access remains on the north side of the building.