The Oregon appellate courts have issued the following media release:
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 will be installing enhancements relating to the processing of appellate case financial information beginning Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 3:00 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, which was amended on November 21, 2016, to reflect that November 30, 2016, is a Wednesday, may be viewed on the Online Services page on the Judicial Department’s website at:
Further, public access to the Appellate Case Management System, via an Oregon Judicial Case Information Network subscription, also will be unavailable from November 30, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. until December 5, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. During that time, remote access to appellate case information and case documents will not be available.
Neither the enhancements 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.