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The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society was created in 1984, following a picnic at the home of Hon. James M. Burns near the banks of the Willamette River. Our purpose is to preserve the unique history of the U.S. District Court of Oregon, established in 1859 with Matthew P. Deady serving as Oregon’s first district judge. Prior to statehood, Oregon’s territorial court was in operation beginning in 1849, following creation of the Oregon Territory in 1848. 

For more information about our history, see About Us

Sunday, August 5


the Bankruptcy Bench & Bar

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The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society is pleased to announce that we will be holding our annual summer picnic on Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
This year’s picnic theme is bankruptcy practitioners, with a focus on honoring the pro bono bankruptcy clinic that is currently operated as a joint project of the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section and Legal Aid Services of Oregon. If you are a bankruptcy lawyer, paralegal, trustee, or judge, we want to celebrate you!

Please plan on joining us for an afternoon of food, entertainment, and socializing at Judge Leavy’s family farm.

The event is free, but we welcome donations.  RSVP by July 30 by clicking the blue button above or by calling Joan at (503) 326-8362.

Sponsored by the U.S. District Court Attorney Admissions Fund, the Queen’s Bench (Multnomah County Chapter of OWLS), the Pioneer Courthouse Historical Society, and the following firms:
2018 Picnic Collage
                Underdog Lawyer Logo  Kelly Jones logo
Vanden logo   Klarquist logo 2018
  Parker_Butte   Lane Powell Tonkon Torp logo 2018
Perkins logo 2018   Miller Nash logo 2018