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.
Betty Roberts - Pioneering Jurist
Betty Roberts, the first woman to serve on the Oregon appellate bench, died June 25, 2011 at age 88. She left an unprecedented legacy through her personal achievements in Oregon government and by inspiring and encouraging other women to be full participants in civic life.
View additional information about her life, career, impact upon the Oregon legal system, and comments from Oregon judges about Roberts as a pioneering jurist.
View the Memorial Tribute webcast, recorded on 2/16/2012. View the Program of Events.