Proposed ORAP Amendments Open for Comment Until Aug 15

The Supreme Court and Court of Appeals propose to adopt permanent amendments to the Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure and appendices.  The proposed amendments can be viewed at:

The proposed amendments have been drafted by the ORAP Committee, which was created by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.  The committee’s draft proposals have been published for comment.  After the committee has reviewed the comments, the committee will prepare final proposals that will be submitted to the appellate courts for their consideration.  Those amendments adopted by the courts will become effective January 1, 2019.

Anyone may submit comments on the proposed amendments.  Comments must be submitted by Wednesday, August 15, 2018, to:

Stephen P. Armitage
Supreme Court Staff Attorney and ORAP Editor

Or App Case Mgmt Sys (ACMS) Down After Hours: Thur, June 14, 6 pm to 7 pm

The Oregon Appellate Courts Records Section has issued the following notice:

Access to ACMS Public Access and Appellate Case Management System (ACMS) will be unavailable 6/14/2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Oregon Appellate Public Access and Appellate Case Management System (ACMS) will be unavailable beginning 6/14/2018, 6:00 p.m. and will be available again 7:00 p.m. on 6/14/2018.

If you have questions, please consult the Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (link below) or call the Appellate Court Records Section at 503.986.5555.

Access to Circuit Court, Tax Court eFiling, eFiling and ePay will not be affected.

SCOTUS: eFiling Begins Nov 13

The Supreme Court of the United States will begin electronic filing next month!  The announcement from the clerk of court states:

“On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court’s electronic filing system will begin operation. While paper will remain the official form of filing as under existing practice, parties represented by counsel will also be required to submit most documents through the new electronic filing system. Attorneys who expect to file documents electronically will need to register in advance for the system. Additional information is available at”