Welcome to the MBA Courts Page

A core value of the Multnomah Bar Association is to further the administration of justice and to serve the public. Fully funded, safe and effective courts are essential to this mission. From the MBA's Bylaws

  • The Association's Mission Statement is: Lawyers associated for Justice, Service, Professionalism, Education and Leadership for our members and our community.
  • Additionally, the bylaws specify that the organization's purpose is: To further the administration of justice, and to serve the public, and to maintain the dignity and honor of the legal profession.

On this webpage, the MBA provides our members with current court-related information.

OJD CJI Task Force Report
The Justice Initiative Task Force Report and Executive Summary is now posted on the OJD and MBA websites. The report evaluates civil case management in the Oregon state courts and makes recommendations for civil justice improvements in a variety of areas. Executive Summary Read the full report here.

Civil Motion Panel Statement of Consensus, updated August 2018

eCourt Open Hours
The court provides noontime interactive training to answer questions about File & Serve and eCourt. Upcoming dates are available on the court website.

Ten eCourt Tips

Consider "white-listing" the following email addresses, from which you will receive court notifications:
1.    Court_notification@ojd.state.or.us
2.    Hearing_rescheduled@ojd.state.or.us
3.    Hearing_CANCELED@ojd.state.or.us
4.    Hearing_scheduled@ojd.state.or.us
5.    Judgment@ojd.state.or.us

Oregon eCourt System Components Overview

DEFINITIONS OF SYSTEMS

OJIN
The Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) is the original green-screen, COBOL-language case management system developed in the 1980s, and running to this day as the heart of the Oregon Judicial Department's circuit court case management system. Within the scope of OJIN is included the Financial Information and Accounting System, and a later-developed Graphical User Interface (GUI) component to the original OJIN, known as GUI/OJIN. OJIN will run forever, but it will never leave the 1980s, and everyone who knows how to program in COBOL has retired or will soon. On both scores, it is time to move to web-based technology and a person-based system.

OJIN OnLine
OJIN OnLine is the version of OJIN that can be run externally from the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) network over the web. Using third-party software, users access an image of OJIN. It is a subscriber-based system based on usage. To use the system, offices buy one or more log-on credentials and pay a monthly fee for use. One log on could be used serially by many individuals, one at a time.

In June of 2012, the OJIN OnLine log on changed. There were now two icons on the screen - one for OJIN, and a new one for the Oregon eCourt Case Information (OECI) system. With the passage of HB 4066, the name OJIN OnLine may soon be replaced with Oregon Judicial Case Information Network (OJCIN). The main change accomplished by HB 4066 is the perpetuation of revenue and fees for access and use of OJCIN systems made up of Appellate Case Management System (ACMS), OJIN, OECI and Oregon eFile and Serve for now. The revenue collected from these fees is dedicated to the support and maintenance of the OJCIN systems.

OECI
The Oregon eCourt Case Information system is the name given to the new system by the OJD. The entire system comprises components purchased or operated by Tyler Technologies, Inc., the vendor of Odyssey. Odyssey is a "person-based" case, document and revenue management system; it is the heart of the Oregon eCourt. When you hear someone from OJD refer to "Odyssey," they are speaking specifically about this case management component, which holds all the case documents, all the case hearings, all of the case revenue transactions, and all of the related software to permit this system to be the management system for Oregon's circuit courts. About 12 states have selected Tyler Technologies' Odyssey product as a statewide solution for their court systems.

Oregon eFile and Serve
Another product that is a part of Oregon eCourt is the Tyler Technologies' electronic filing software known as File and Serve. This product was acquired by Tyler Technologies and was known formerly as Wiznet eFile and Serve. Tyler now operates this product under its own name. The financial model for Odyssey eFile and Serve is "software as a service," and there is a fee for each use of the system. In 2013, it was decided that the fee for using the Oregon eFile and Serve system would be covered by a one-time, 5%, across-the-board increase in filing fees dedicated to this purpose. HB 4066 has made that revenue stream, and the fee increase, a permanent part of the structure. The "user" fee for Oregon eFile and Serve will be paid from this source, and not directly by the party using the system.