Oregon Criminal Appeals Office (503) 265-8940
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Links to Other Appeal and Parole-Related Sites

Oregon Appellate Court Opinions
The Oregon Court of Appeals usually issues its decisions weekly on Wednesday mornings.  The Oregon Supreme Court usually issues its decisions on Thursday mornings.  Both courts publish their opinions online as soon as they are released, usually at 8:00 a.m.  The Supreme Court will publish a notice of forthcoming opinions one day before its decisions are issued.  Each court also publishes a Media Release summarizing the decisions it is releasing that day.  The Media Release is often available a few minutes earlier than the day's opinions, so it may be possible to find out the result of a new case before the opinion is actually issued.  If you are waiting for a result in an Oregon Appeal, checking in on this website each week will be the fastest way to find out the result

Oregon Supreme Court
The Oregon Supreme Court is the highest court in Oregon and has the final word on legal issues of state law.  The Oregon Supreme Court has seven justices, led by Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer.

United States Supreme Court
The US Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States and has the final word on legal issues involving federal law.  This site has information about the court, its schedule, its decisions and the nine justices who decide the most important cases in the country.

Willamette Law Online
Willamette Law Online provides up-to-date summaries of the decisions issued by Oregon's appellate courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision
The Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision is responsible for supervising people who have been convicted of felonies, sentenced to a prison term and then released from custody.  For most felony cases after 1989, the sentencing judge decides the length of the prison term and the supervision term that follows it, using the felony sentencing guidelines.  For older cases, and some current cases, the Board has the authority to decide if and when an inmate will be released.  This website explains the Board's functions and has all of the Board's current and past administrative rules.

Oregon Department of Corrections
The Oregon Department of Corrections operates a system of 14 prisons throughout the state.  This website explains DOC operations, describes what prison life is like including the administrative rules related to the prison system, has information about career and volunteer opportunities, and has contact and mailing information.

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
OCDLA is an association of lawyers dedicated to providing the best available defense to persons facing criminal charges in Oregon.  OCDLA is renowned for providing some of the best continuing legal education programs in the country for defense attorneys.  This website can help you find a defense attorney in any locale in Oregon and can help you find a defense attorney whose practice emphasizes a specific area of criminal defense.

Oregon Public Defense Services
The Appellate Division of OPDS (formerly known as the State Public Defender) provides legal counsel for eligible individuals in criminal appeals, appeals in juvenile dependency cases, and appeals from orders issued by the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision.  If you cannot afford to hire an attorney for an appeal in one of these types of cases, contact OPDS.

Oregon State Bar
The Oregon State Bar is the regulatory agency for the practice of law in Oregon.  OSB's website has information about admission to the practice of law in Oregon, ethics opinions, continuing legal education, a lawyer referral service and much more.