Goals of the OMJA

  • Provide information to the general public about Oregon's municipal courts
  • Organize OMJA annual conferences for members' continuing judicial education
  • Offer a forum for communications among judges about subjects of mutual interest
  • Provide information to legislators about the administrative impacts of proposed laws on courts.


About municipal courts and the OMJA

Municipal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction that typically hear cases involving:

  • Misdemeanors, including traffic crimes like DUII and reckless driving
  • Traffic violations such as speeding, failing to obey traffic signals, and driving while suspended
  • Civil infractions under municipal codes
  • Municipal judges are appointed by city councils or elected by city voters. There are over 130 municipal courts in Oregon.

The OMJA is a nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors and officers elected by the membership at annual conferences. 


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