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  • Notice of Proposed Local Rule Changes and Opportunity For Public Comment

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has proposed changes to the Local Rules. 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.

    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 Monday, March 18, 2019.

    Comments may be sent in letter form to: Comments may be sent via e-mail to:
    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
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    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 April 1, 2019.  Local Rules governing the practice and procedure in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon are available at this link.

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Matters of concern to attorneys and paralegals can be found here. If you are representing yourself in the District of Oregon, please visit our self-represented parties page.

Attorneys who are members in good standing of the Oregon State Bar may apply for admission to practice in the federal courts for the District of Oregon. Attorneys licensed in other states may appear in this Court pro hac vice  by motion in the specific case. Attorneys already admitted to the bar of this Court (not pro hace vice) but not registered to use the CM/ECF system may do so by completing the online CM/ECF Registration Form.



The Local Rules of the District are the primary resource for practitioners in the District related to form and methods of pleading. Attorneys, paralegals, and other filers are reminded that the is amended from time to time. For research of older cases, you might need to review the Fee Schedule for the National Archives.

The Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) is the professional organization for litigators who practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

The FBA, along with the Oregon State Bar Association, recommends Lawyer Representatives for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference to the District Court.  More information about the Lawyer Representative Program can be found on the Ninth Circuit website.

Access to the Internet is available to attorneys while in the courthouse.  Please see Local Rule 83-14 regarding judicial permission to use the Internet while in the courthouse.


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