The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has proposed minor changes to the Local Rules, and those amendments are now available for public comment. The Court will not adopt any changes until after all public comments are received. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), these proposed amendments are now available on the Court's website.
Persons wishing to comment on these proposed amendments to the Local Rules may submit their written comments or recommendations to one of the addresses listed below. To be considered, comments must be received not later than the close of business on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
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|Clerk of Court
U.S. District Court – Oregon
Comments to Proposed Local Rule Changes
740 U.S. Courthouse
1000 SW Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
Subject line: Comments to Proposed Local Rule Changes
Any changes to the Local Rules adopted by the Court will have an expected effective date of January 1, 2018. Local Rules governing the practice and procedure in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon are available at this link.
On January 30, 2009, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts announced new and restyled federal civil and criminal forms. The project to restyle the forms focused on rewriting them in simple, modern English, and for compliance with privacy rule changes.
The Federal Judiciary maintains a current listing of all forms used in the Federal Courts. Attorneys and litigants are advised to first use locally developed forms, when available. In the absence of a local form, attorneys and litigants are to use the most current version of the federal form.