Partial Closure of Oregon Appellate Courts and Tax Court for Wed, Sept 9

Chief Justice Martha Walters has entered CJO 20-034 directing that the Oregon Supreme Court, Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Tax Court, and Oregon State Court Administrator’s Office be partially closed on Wednesday, Sept 9, due to air quality issues in Salem.

The order provides in part:

  1. This order applies to the described court operations in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Tax Court, and OSCA, on September 9, 2020.
  2. The courts are closed, within the meaning of ORS 1.060(3) and ORS 174.120(2), for the following purposes: Staffing public counters, answering telephones, and filing documents. This closure has no impact to eFiling systems or remote access to case records.
  3. This order documents the effect that the partial closure described in paragraph 2 has on any statutory time limitation that applies to any filing on September 9, 2020,regardless of the manner of submission.
  4. The following previously scheduled events shall proceed as planned, to be conducted via remote means, within the meaning of Chief Justice Order 20-016,paragraph 1.e.:
    1. Supreme Court conference and public meeting;
    2.  Court of Appeals oral arguments; and
    3.  Tax Court case management conferences.
  5. This order is not a court closure for employees of the Oregon Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Tax Court, and OSCA who are authorized to work remotely.

The closing is currently reflected in the “alerts and emergency closures” box on the OJD webpage: