Anticipated Interruption of Oregon Appellate eFiling System — November 30 – December 5, 2016

The Oregon appellate courts have just released the following notice:

It is anticipated that Oregon’s Appellate eFiling system will be unavailable from November 30, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. until December 5, 2016, at 8:00 a.m.

The Oregon Judicial Department anticipates installing enhancements relating to the processing of appellate case financial information beginning Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 3:00:01 p.m.  Because of the complexity of the enhancements, and to ensure proper installation and testing, the appellate courts will discontinue use of the appellate electronic court system, including eFiling and eService, from Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. until Monday, December 5, 2016, at 8:00 a.m.

The Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court and the Chief Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals have found that good cause exists to temporarily waive ORAP 16.60 (concerning mandatory eFiling) and ORAP 16.25(1) (governing the filing deadline for eFiled documents).  The Chief Justice and Chief Judge have issued an order describing how litigants must file documents during the period that the eFiling system is unavailable.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The unavailability of the system does not extend any jurisdictional deadline, including those related to the filing and service of a notice of appeal, a petition for judicial review, or any other case initiating document.  Your circumstances may require you to conventionally file your initiating document.

The Chief Justice and Chief Judge’s order may be viewed on the Online Services page on the Judicial Department’s website at:

Neither the enhancement installation nor the temporary unavailability of the appellate electronic court system will affect the trial courts in any way.

Please plan your business with the appellate courts accordingly.  The appellate courts will be open normal business hours on Wednesday, November 30, through Friday, December 2.  If you need assistance during that time, please call the Appellate Court Records Section at (503) 986-5589.

We apologize for the inconvenience.