Welcome to the Oregon State Courts. As a separate and independentnch of government, our mission is to provide fair and accessible justice services that protect the rights of individuals, preserve community welfare, and inspire public confidence. -Thomas A. Balmer, Chief Justice. from the Chief Justice .The Oregon Court of Appeals is Oregon 's intermediate appellate court. The Court of Appeals was created by statute in 1969, and its jurisdiction is established by the Legislativeembly. With the exception of a limited number of appeals that go directly to the Oregon Supreme Court--most notably penalty cases, ballot .Find Other Courts. Oregon 's state court system includes county circuit courts, along with the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court. Other courts such as muni.l, county, justice, federal, and tribal courts are not part of the state-funded Oregon court system. Supreme Court Court of Appeals Tax Court Other Courts .