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Oregon Court Rules

Which court rules apply to a particular Oregon Court and where do you find them in our library?

A. Court/Rules

1. Circuit Courts (trial courts organized by judicial districts which correspond to county boundaries)

  • Arbitration Rules
  • Local Procedures
  • Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure (ORCP)
  • Oregon Rules of Evidence (Oregon Evidence Code)
  • Supplementary Local Rules (SLR)
  • Uniform Trial Court Rules (UTCR)

2. Circuit Courts - Small Claims Department

  • Procedures

3. Court of Appeals

  • Internal Practices
  • Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (ORAP)

4. Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA)

Note: LUBA is not a court, but its administrative decisions are subject to judicial review by the Court of Appeals.

Rules of Procedure for Appeals

5. Municipal Courts/Code Hearings Officer

Note:

a. The Oregon Evidence Code applies to Municipal Courts (see ORS 40.015, Rule 101).

b. Evidence before the Portland Code Hearings Officer is covered in the Code of the City of Portland.

  • Eugene (Municipal Court) - Procedures
  • Portland(Code Hearings Officer) - Procedures
  • Salem (Municipal Court) - Procedures

6. Supreme Court

Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (ORAP)

7. Magistrate Division

Magistrate Division Rules (MDR)

8. Tax Court - Regular Division

  • Oregon Evidence Code
  • Tax Court Rules (TCR)

9. U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

In addition to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (FRCrimP) and the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE), there are supplemental local rules

  • Local Rules of Practice - Admiralty
  • Local Rules of Practice - Bankruptcy
  • Local Rules of Practice - Civil Rules

B. Rules/Sources

  • Oregon rule amendments are published in the Pacific Reporter 3d, Oregon Cases 3d, and Oregon Appellate Courts
Advance Sheets. For online access through the Law Library Homepage, click sequentially on Oregon Law button;
State of Oregon Judicial; Oregon Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court Decisions.
  • Westlaw & Lexis databases are restricted by contract to law students and law faculty.
  • Unless otherwise noted, for references below to Lexis.com, click sequentially on States Legal - U.S.; Oregon; 
Find Statutes, Regulations, Administrative Materials Court Rules.
  • Unless otherwise noted, for references below to Westlaw.com, click sequentially on Directory; U.S. State Materials; 
Oregon; Court Rules & Orders; Court Rules. Enter the title of the desired set of rules using the ci ( ) format and rule 
abbreviations described in the Oregon Court Rules scope note (i).

1. Arbitration Rules. See #11 below, Supplementary Local Rules (SLR) and ORS Ch. 36.

2. Internal Practices - Court of Appeals.

  • Lexis.com
  • Oregon Rules of Court - State, Volume 2, West Group, LAW RESERVE KFO 2929.A196.
  • Westlaw.com

 
3. Local Rules. Oregon Rules of Court - Local, Volume 3, West Group. LAW RESERVE KFO 2929.A196

4. Local Rules of Practice for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon: Admiralty, Bankruptcy and Civil

  • Law Library Homepage - Click on the "Oregon Law" button; Click on "State of Oregon Judicial
  • Lexis.com
  • Oregon Rules of Court - Federal, Volume 1, West Group, LAW RESERVE KFO 2929.A196.
  • Westlaw.com
5. Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure (ORAP) - Appellate Courts
  • Lexis.com
    Oregon Rules of Court - State, Volume 2, West Group, LAW RESERVE KFO 2929.A196.
    Westlaw.com

6. Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure (ORCP) - Circuit Courts

  • Lexis.com
    Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated, Lexis Law Publishing, LAW RESERVE KFO 2929.A195.
    Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) ORCP follows Chapter 10 in Volume 1.
    Oregon Rules of Court - State, Volume 2, West Group, LAW RESERVE KFO 2929.A196.
    Westlaw.com

7. Oregon Rules of Evidence - All Oregon Courts - See Rule 101

  • Lexis.com - click sequentially on States Legal - U.S.; Oregon; OR-Oregon Revised Statutes and ALS.
  • Enter "Oregon Evidence Code" in the Search box.
  • Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), Chapter 40, Volume 1
  • Oregon Rules of Court - State, Volume 2, West Group, LAW RESERVE KFO 2929.A196.
  • Westlaw.com  

8. Procedures - Municipal Courts/Code Hearings Officer

9. Procedures - Small Claims Department - Circuit Courts

Note: Check Circuit Court web pages by County

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), 46.405 et seq.

10. Rules of Procedure for Appeals - LUBA 

  • Law Library Homepage - click on the "Oregon Law" button, then State of Oregon Administrative, then Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals
  • Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), Chapter 661, Division 10, Third Floor. Also online.

11. Supplementary Local Rules (SLR) - Circuit Courts

Note: Check Circuit Court web pages by County

12. Tax Court Rules - Regular and Magistrate Divisions

  • Lexis.com
  • Oregon Rules of Court - State, Volume 2, West Group,LAW RESERVE KFO 2929.A196
  • Westlaw.com

13. Uniform Trial Court Rules (UTCR) - Circuit Courts

  • Lexis.com
  • Oregon Uniform Trial Court Rules, Lexis Law Publishing, LAW RESERVE KFO 2929.A197.
  • Uniform Trial Court Rules, Oregon Judicial Department, LAW RESERVE KFO 2929.A1966.
  • Westlaw.com

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