Draft ORAP Amendments for comment and new Appellate Almanac!

The Oregon Court of Appeals has provided this draft of its proposed temporary ORAP amendment for practitioner commentary.  All comments are due March 31, 2022, so don’t miss your chance for feedback!

In other news, the 2021 Appellate Almanac is now live!  It contains lots of great content (the results of the Great Oregon Space Debate and more!) and a copy of the proposed rules too.

Current Statewide Judicial Orders

The following statewide judicial orders are currently in effect:

The 2020 Oregon Appellate Almanac is live!

Just under the wire, our 2020 Oregon Appellate Almanac has something for everyone.  It exemplifies the description on the Almanac’s cover: “A Collection of Highly Specific Scholarship, Exuberant Wordplay, and Fond Memories.”  You can read it (and all previous volumes of the Almanac) on our Almanac page.  Please send your comments, questions, and submissions for the 2021 Appellate Almanac to the editor at [email protected].


Oregon Appellate Courts Amend 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, 2021.

The Chief Justice Order / Chief Judge Order adopting those amendments is available online at:

https://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/appellate/rules/Pages/orap.aspx  (“CJO 20-042/CJO 20-05 Order Adopting Permanent Amendments to ORAP”)

and at:

https://www.courts.oregon.gov/publications/other/Pages/misc.aspx  (“Adoption of Amendments to the Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (Advance Sheets 25)”)

A clean version of the ORAPs incorporating those amendments will be posted in December.

For questions, please contact the ORAP Committee at [email protected].

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:


The text of the media release is quoted below the fold:

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