Notice: New protocols for cases designated as subject to the
Federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
VAWA prohibits states from making publicly available over the Internet any protection order information that identifies or discloses the location of the protected person. Although VAWA cases remain available at the courthouse, as part of the statewide transition to an electronic court environment, OJD has updated its
remote access protocols for VAWA cases. Specifically, OJD has identified certain court case types as
"VAWA cases" and is transitioning to a model where only certain online users, including OSB Members,
will be able to access those cases. In appellate, this effort begins with new cases on appeal in the Court of
Appeals or on a petition for review in the Supreme Court created on or after August 1, 2014.
We have identified OSB Members who are employed by the Department of Justice and the Office of Public
Defense services, which comprise the majority of lawyers representing parties in appellate cases, and have
added those members to our system's new VAWA security group. We also have added to the group those
OSB Members who, through previous agreement with the Oregon Judicial Department, are permitted to
access certain confidential cases. All the users just mentioned should see no interruption in their remote
access to new appellate VAWA cases.
If you do not fall within one of those two groups and you require access to VAWA cases on appeal, please
submit a ticket to the Oregon Judicial Department Help Desk, as follows:
● Either by phone, (503) 986-5582; or email at https://www.ojd.state.or.us/
or to email your request click here.
● Include your name, email address, and Oregon State Bar Number; and
● Include a VAWA case access request.