This is the final post in my week-long series on Oregon eCourt. Today we take note of a small, but potentially important detail: case numbers are not unique in the eCourt system.
After logging on, eCourt users have an option to search case records, court calendars, or find judgments with money awards. If you elect to search Civil, Family and Probate Case Records, the following search screen appears:
The first option is to search by Case Number. Here is an actual search result that generated three listings in three different jurisdictions for the identical Case Number. Identifying information has been redacted for privacy reasons:
Identical case numbers across judicial districts do not pose a problem so long as you are aware of the possibility.
Other Options when Searching Case Records
Searching by Case Number is the first option presented when searching case records. Users may also search by Party, Attorney, or Date Filed.
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