Monday, February 8, 2016


Effective Monday, February 8, 2016, the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals will no longer charge document recovery fees for documents filed through the court’s eFiling system.

If you have questions please call the Appellate Court Records Office at 503-986-5555.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The OSB Appellate Practice Section invites and encourages you to attend its upcoming brown bag CLE regarding significant 2015 decisions from our state appellate courts. Registration is open.
What Just Happened?
A Review of Significant 2015 Oregon Appellate Decisions

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Our distinguished panelists include Oregon Supreme Court Justice Richard Baldwin, Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Joel DeVore, Oregon Deputy Solicitor General Paul Smith, and Willamette University Law Professor Jeffrey Dobbins. Section chair Cody Hoesly will moderate. The panel will discuss significant 2015 decisions from both appellate courts in diverse areas of law.
Location: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC, 1211 SW Fifth Ave., 19th Floor, downtown Portland.
Credits: 1.5 general MCLE credits (pending).
Cost: $20 Appellate Practice Section members; $25 nonmembers; free for judges and court staff.
Registration: Print and complete the form below. Send the completed form and a check payable to “Oregon State Bar” to: Sara Kobak, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC, 1211 S.W. Fifth Ave., 19th Floor, Portland, OR 97204.
Name of person attending: _________________________
Bar number: ______________
Appellate Practice Section member (yes or no): _______
Amount of check enclosed: $ _______
Questions? Email 

Friday, December 4, 2015

ORAP 16.50 "Bookmark" Issue

If you attended the Fall CLE, you may recall that a question arose during the CLE regarding the judges' ability to see attorney-created bookmarks in Good Reader.  Good Reader is the program that the judges use on their e-readers to read briefs.  ORAP 16.50 encourages attorneys to use bookmarks and hyperlinks in e-filed briefs.  However, a question arose at the CLE regarding whether attorney-created bookmarks are actually visible in Good Reader.  

The Section has worked with appellate court staff to resolve this issue.  Upon investigation, it has been confirmed that attorney-created bookmarks are visible in Good Reader.  They are not in the most obvious location, however, so court staff is working to ensure that all judges know how to find them in Good Reader.  We are glad this issue came to the court's attention so that it could be resolved. 

Now that this issue is resolved, it is a good time to remember ORAP 16.50.  The Fall CLE materials are on the this website, including a "Handout—ORAP 16.50" that provides step-by-step instructions for adding bookmarks and hyperlinks to e-briefs.

Best regards,
Robyn Aoyagi
Chair, Appellate Practice Section

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CLE: “The Supreme Court Inside and Out”

The Oregon State Bar's Business Litigation Section is pleased to present a distinguished panel to discuss the ins and outs of preparing and presenting argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and the unique decision-making process that results in precedents that impact us all.

When:  Wednesday, November 11, 2015
             5:00 - 5:30 P.M. Reception
             5:30 - 6:30 CLE Program

Where: Red Star Tavern
             503 SW Alder Street
             Portland, Oregon 97204

It is the highest court in the land and the court of last resort for the privileged few whose legal issues are lofty and consequential enough for the Court to consider. There are unwritten rules of etiquette and an expectation of advocacy at its most polished.

The panel includes Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rives Kistler who is a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell; Jeff Lamken, a partner at Molo Lamken in Washington D.C, who is a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner and a former Assistant Solicitor General who has argued 21 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; and Steve Wilker, a partner at Tonkon Torp who argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court last year.

Registration details are below the jump.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Appellate Practice Section Social - October 29, 2015

We have a great CLE planned, and the Social is always a terrific opportunity to mingle with colleagues and Oregon's appellate judges. It's the appellate event of the year. Don't miss it! Register now!

When:   Thursday, October 29, 2015, 3:00 PM - 7 PM
Where:  Sentinel Hotel
             614 SW 11th Ave.
             Downtown Portland

Agenda and registration information below the jump.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

APS "Brown Bag" CLE - February 11, 2015

What Just Happened? 

A Review of Significant 2014 Oregon Appellate Decisions

The OSB Appellate Practice Section is holding a brown bag CLE (1.5 CLE credits pending approval) on Wednesday, February 11, noon-1:30 p.m., in downtown Portland.

This panel on important 2014 decisions from our state appellate courts will feature Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau, Court of Appeals Judge Erika Hadlock, Oregon Solicitor General Anna Joyce, and Willamette Law Professor Jeff Dobbins. Section chair Robyn Aoyagi will moderate. The speakers will identify and discuss key decisions from both appellate courts, covering a range of topics.