Gov Brown Appoints Hon. Josephine H. Mooney to Oregon Court of Appeals

Governor Brown has announced that she is appointing Lane County Circuit Court Judge Josephine H. Mooney to the vacancy created on the Oregon Court of Appeals when Justice Chris Garrett was elevated to the Oregon Supreme Court.  The media release is here:

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=3275

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Gov Brown Appoints COA Judge Chris Garrett to Oregon Supreme Court

Governor Brown has announced that she is appointing Court of Appeals Judge Chris Garrett to the Oregon Supreme Court position vacated by the retirement of Justice Rives Kistler.  The media release is here:

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=3052

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New Amendments to Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure effective Jan 1

The Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals have approved a package of permanent amendments to the Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (ORAP).  The amendments, which were prepared by the ORAP Committee, will become effective January 1, 2019.

In addition, the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals have approved a separate package of temporary amendments to the ORAPs.  The temporary amendments, which are largely intended to address recent statutory amendments, will also become effective January 1, 2019.  Unlike the permanent amendments, the temporary amendments will expire on December 31, 2020 (unless adopted as permanent amendments through the ORAP Committee process).

Both packages of amendments are available online at:

https://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/appellate/rules/Pages/orap.aspx

https://www.courts.oregon.gov/publications/other/Pages/misc.aspx

A clean version of all the ORAPs that includes both the permanent and temporary amendments will be posted in December.

Governor Appoints Three to Oregon Court of Appeals: Aoyagi, James, and Powers

Governor Kate Brown has announced her appointments to the three vacancies on the Oregon Court of Appeals:  Robyn Ridler Aoyagi, the Hon. Bronson James, and Steven R. Powers.

  • Robyn E. Ridler Aoyagi is a trial and appellate litigator at the Tonkon Torp law firm.
  • The Hon. Bronson James is a judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court.
  • Steven R. Powers is an insurance coverage and appellate lawyer at the law firm Parsons Farnell & Grein, LLP.

For complete biographical information, please see the Governor’s media release:

<http://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=2153>

The Governor’s appointments fill vacancies created when the Hon. Timothy J. Sercombe retired and the Hon. Meagan A. Flynn and the Hon. Rebecca A. Duncan were appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court.