Monday, December 1, 2014

Supreme Court Adopts Permanent Amendments to Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure

The Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals have adopted permanent amendments to the Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (ORAP). The amendments will become effective on January 1, 2015. The rules that have been amended, added, or deleted are:
Rules amended: 1.15, 1.35, 2.05, 2.15, 3.05, 3.07, 3.15, 3.25, 3.33, 3.35, 3.40, 5.05, 5.10, 5.70, 5.80, 5.85, 5.95, 6.05, 6.10, 6.25, 7.05, 7.10, 7.55, 8.05, 8.15, 8.20, 8.50, 8.52, 9.05, 9.10, 9.17, 9.20, 9.25, 10.15, 10.25, 11.05, 11.10, 11.15, 11.20, 11.30, 11.32, 11.34, 11.35, 12.05, 12.07, 12.08; 12.09, 12.20, 12.25, 13.05, 13.10, 16.03, 16.05, 16.10, 16.15, 16.20, 16.25, 16.30, 16.40, 16.50; Appendix 2.05, 3.30, 3.33-1, 7.10-1.
New rules added: 1.32; Appendix 3.33-2, 3.35, 16.50.
Rules deleted: 16.35, 16.60.

The details of the amendments are available online in PDF format at Click the link for "ORAP Amendments effective January 1, 2015."

If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Armitage, Supreme Court Staff Attorney:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Appellate Practice Section Annual Social and CLE!

The section invites you to its annual social event at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland!  The section will offer a short one-hour CLE, followed by a reception.

What:   Appellate Practice Section's Annual Social and CLE!
When:  Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 4-6:30 p.m.
Where: Sentinel Hotel (formerly The Governor Hotel)
             614 SW 11th Ave
             Portland, Oregon 97205

Please register below.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Judicial Profile: Judge Lagesen

The Executive Committee is pleased to present our members with a profile the Honorable Erin Lagesen of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Julie A. Smith, attorney and partner at Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, kindly volunteered her time to author the article.

Again, if you would like the opportunity to contribute to the 2014 Appellate Almanac, please let me know.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

2014 Oregon Appellate Court Dinner

The Clackamas County Bar Association cordially invites its members, non-members, and guests to the 2014 Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Dinner!

What:   2014 Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Dinner
When:  Thursday, October 30, 2014
             5:30 p.m. Cocktails; 7:00 p.m. Dinner   
Where: Lake Oswego Country Club
             20 Iron Mountain Blvd.
             Lake Oswego, OR 97034

RSVP Deadline: October 22, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Welcome Bar Prowl Participants!

As Chairperson of the Oregon State Bar's Appellate Practice Section, I welcome first-time and return visitors to the website.  Whether you heard of the section through the Bar Prowl event at Lewis & Clark Law School or from other sources, I encourage you to learn more about our section and the resources we provide.

Please consider joining the section and participating in the valuable networking and educational events sponsored by the section, culminating in the section's Annual Social, to be held November 12, 2014 at the Governor's Hotel.

If you have questions, you may contact me directly via email.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mandatory eFiling Coming to a Court Near You!

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer has approved a plan for a mandatory eFiling requirement for attorneys filing cases in Oregon's circuit and appellate courts. The Oregon Judicial Department will circulate proposed court rules in the upcoming months for comment. The plan calls for a mandatory date of December 1, 2014 for the eleven circuit courts that currently have the eFiling component of the Oregon eCourt system, and includes a transition plan for those courts implementing the system later.

Mandatory eFiling for attorneys filing in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court is expected to begin in the spring of 2015, following an amendment to the Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure. Mandatory eFiling for the Oregon Tax Court will be assessed at a later date.

Click here for more information from the Oregon State Bar.

2014 Appellate Almanac: Submissions Requested

As chair of the Appellate Practice Section, I invite section members to contribute to the 2014 Appellate Almanac.  The section is looking for articles, stories, or interesting data on the Oregon appellate courts or Oregon-related cases in the federal appellate courts.  Academic articles, profiles, funny stories, or the real reason digital clocks mysteriously appeared on the podiums overnight are all welcome additions to this year’s almanac.

If you are interested in contributing this year, please contact me directly.  If you need some inspiration from authors past, prior almanacs are available on the section’s website and provide myriad examples of submissions suitable for publication.  I hope to hear from you!