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

Fall CLE and Social — CLE Powerpoints Available

The Powerpoint presentations from yesterday’s Fall CLE and Social can be downloaded from the links below — both in the original Powerpoint format as well as Adobe PDF.

Fall 2016 CLE and Social — Mandamus (PDF)

Fall 2016 CLE and Social — Mandamus (PPTX)

Fall 2016 CLE and Social — ORAP Amendments (PDF)

Fall 2016 CLE and Social — ORAP Amendments (PPTX)

The written materials can be downloaded at:

Fall 2016 CLE and Social — CLE Written Materials

Thanks to everyone for attending!  And thanks to everyone who put together the CLE and social!

FINAL REMINDER — Fall CLE and Social This Wed, October 26 — Walk-In Info

Bridgeport Brew Pub, 1313 NW Marshall Street, Portland

CLE from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Social from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

For details on the program, see

If you have not already registered, walk-ins are permitted.  Remember to bring cash or check with you for the CLE, and you will be able to register at the sign-in desk.  While not required, it would be much appreciated if you email Derek Green ([email protected]) by Tuesday to let us know you’re coming so that we can ensure adequate seating and food.  Thanks!

Questions? Email [email protected]

APS Annual Business Meeting & Elections — October 26


TO: All Appellate Practice Section Members

FROM: Executive Committee

RE: 2016 Annual Business Meeting/Election of 2017 Slate

The 2016 annual election of the Appellate Practice Section of the Oregon State Bar is being held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at Bridgeport Brew Pub, 1313 NW Marshall Street, Portland, OR 97209. The election will take place immediately before the fall CLE & Social. The CLE will cover a variety of appellate issues of interest, including ORAP changes, stays and undertakings, mandamus mechanics, differences between federal and state appeals, and appellate pro bono.  It will conclude with remarks by Court of Appeals Judge Meagan Flynn regarding “what I wish I knew when I was a practitioner.”

Credits: 1.5 general MCLE credits (pending).

CLE Cost: $20 Appellate Practice Section members; $25 non-members; free for judges and court staff.

CLE & Social Registration: If you are attending both the CLE and the Social, please send your name, Bar number, and check (made payable to “Oregon State Bar”) to: Derek Green, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1300 SW 5th Ave., Suite 2400, Portland, OR 97201.

CLE Only Registration: If you are attending the CLE only, please send your name, Bar number, and check (made payable to “Oregon State Bar”) to:  Derek Green, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1300 SW 5th Ave., Suite 2400, Portland, OR 97201.

Social Only Registration: If you are attending the Social only, please email your name and Bar number to Derek Green at [email protected].

Questions? Email [email protected].

The nominating committee has proposed the following slate for 2017:


Chair                                  Jona Maukonen

Chair-Elect                         Sara Kobak

Past Chair                          Cody Hoesly

Treasurer                           Derek Green

Secretary                           Christine Moore

Continuing Members-at-Large – New Terms Ending 12/31/18

Robyn Aoyagi

Jonathan W. Henderson

Julie A. Smith

New Members-at-Large – Terms Ending 12/31/18

David Sherbo-Huggins

Nadia Dahab

Note: The following are not up for vote but round out the complete executive committee roster:

Continuing Members-at-Large, Terms Ending 12/31/17

Stephen P. Armitage

Beth Cupani

Anna Marie Joyce

J. Aaron Landau

Pete Meyers

Eli D. Stutsman

Timothy R. Volpert

Additional nominations accepted.