Judge Meagan A. Flynn Appointed to Oregon Supreme Court

Governor Kate Brown has announced that she will appoint Judge Meagan A. Flynn of the Oregon Court of Appeals to the Oregon Supreme Court.  She will fill the vacancy created by Justice Richard C. Baldwin’s retirement effective March 31, 2017. Judge Flynn’s appointment will be effective Saturday, April 1, 2017.

For the full media release and biographical information, please see:



Making eBriefs Better: Report

Interested in e-briefing? Robyn Aoyagi, 2015 Chair of our Executive Committee, recently led a two-year research project on e-briefing for the American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers (“ABA CAL”). The project culminated in a comprehensive report entitled The Leap from E-Filing to E-Briefing: Recommendations and Options for Appellate Courts to Improve the Functionality and Readability of E-Briefs.

The report addresses ways to make e-briefs better for everyone, including taking advantage of internal and external functionalities that traditional briefs lack. Robyn presented the report at the Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit in Philadelphia in November 2016, where it was well-received. Since then, it has begun to appear on numerous appellate court websites, and the ABA intends to provide it to state and federal appellate courts nationwide. If you’re interested in the cutting edge of e-briefing issues (and who isn’t?), download a copy of the report here.

Permanent and Temporary Amendments to ORAPs Adopted Effective January 1, 2017

The Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals have adopted permanent and temporary amendments to the Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (ORAP). Both sets of amendments will become effective on January 1, 2017.

The orders of the Chief Justice and Chief Judge adopting the amendments are available online in PDF format at


An updated copy of the ORAP, including all amendments, should be posted on that webpage no later than December 16, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Armitage, Supreme Court Staff Attorney:
* email: <[email protected]>
* phone: 503-986-7023