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Referral Forms

Appeal Referrals

Use this online form to refer a case for appeal. OPDS accepts online referrals to appeal from the following case types: criminal and contempt; juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights (TPR); juvenile delinquency; post-conviction and habeas corpus; and civil commitment. You should receive an email confirmation when a referral has been submitted.

The Criminal Appellate Section of the Appellate Division receives online referrals for criminal and contempt cases. Refer parole appeals to the Appellate Division by U.S. Mail, telephone, or fax, to the address or telephone number in the Contact Information section of this page.

Except when the state has filed a notice of appeal, do not refer a case until after the defendant has been sentenced.

If the deadline to file a notice of appeal is less than two days away, you must to ensure that the client’s right to appeal is not compromised by contacting the Appellate Division by telephone.

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Immigration Referrals

Use this form when seeking a legal consultation regarding possible immigration consequences to non-citizen clients. Information submitted on this referral form is confidential. OPDS will not disclose referral information except as necessary to make it available to the Immigrant Rights Project. This service is available to court-appointed counsel to aid them in satisfying their obligations as established in Padilla v. Kentucky.

The Office of Public Defense Services does not manage these consultations. Questions should be directed to J.J. Rollin or Erin McKee at:

Oregon Justice Resource Center
Immigrant Rights Project
jjrollin@ojrc.info
emckee@ojrc.info
503.944.2270

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Forensic Referrals

The Forensic Justice Project is a nonprofit organization in Oregon that was created to help attorneys in criminal and juvenile cases understand and challenge faulty or misleading forensic evidence, or develop sound scientific evidence where appropriate. FJP generally partners with lead counsel to address the forensic issues in the case. FJP may also provide direct representation to defendants asserting factual innocence in post-conviction DNA-related cases.

To get the help you need from FJP, please be sure that you fall within one of the categories below.
We work with:

  1. Attorneys who
    • represent a defendant,
    • in a criminal case pending in Oregon, whether pre-trial, appeal, or post-conviction, and
    • need help with a forensic issue.
  2. Individuals who
    • have been convicted of a criminal offense in Oregon,
    • are claiming factual innocence, and
    • want help with a post-conviction motion for DNA testing.

Information submitted on this referral form is confidential. OPDS will not disclose the information except as necessary to make it available to the Forensic Justice Project.

The Office of Public Defense Services does not manage these consultations. Questions should be directed to Janis Puracal at:

Forensic Justice Project
jpuracal@forensicjusticeproject.org

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Contact Information

Appellate Division
1175 Court Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
 
Phone: 503.378.3349
Fax: 503.378.2163

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