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Referral Forms

Direct Appeal Criminal Cases

These cases include appeals from: jury, bench, and stipulated-facts trials; conditional-plea hearings; state's appeals; guilty and no-contest pleas; probation-violation and resentencing hearings; and contempt proceedings. Using the information included on this form, the Office of Public Defense Services will prepare and file the Notice of Appeal in direct appeal criminal cases.

Important: Except in state's appeals, do not refer a case until after the defendant has been sentenced.

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Juvenile Dependency Appeals

Use this online form for direct appeals in juvenile dependency court cases. Please review the form instructions. 

NOTE: OPDS will not accept a referral for an appeal from a judgment that the juvenile court has not yet entered in the OECI trial court register.

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Juvenile Delinquency Appeals

Use this online form for direct appeals in juvenile delinquency court cases. Please review the form instructions.

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Post-Conviction and Habeas Corpus Cases

Use this online form for post-conviction and habeas corpus cases. The Office of Public Defense Services does not manage appeals these cases. Questions concerning an appeal of a post-conviction matter should be directed to:
 
Jason Weber
Connor Weber LLC
522 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1125
Portland, OR  97204
Jason@oconnorweber.com
http://oconnorweber.com

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Parole Appeals

Refer parole appeals by U.S. Mail, telephone, or fax, to the address or telephone number in the Contact Information section of this page.

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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Civil Commitment Appeals

Use this online form for Civil Commitment cases. The Office of Public Defense Services does not manage appeals of these cases. Questions concerning an appeal of a civil commitment matter should be directed to:

Dawn Lozano or Joseph Debin
Multnomah Defenders Inc.
522 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1000
Portland, OR 97204
dlozano@multnomahdefenders.org
jdebin@multnomahdefenders.org
https://www.multnomahdefenders.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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