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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 Saturday, December 15, 2018.

    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
    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    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, 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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Procedure Part 1 – Find and Copy a Web Address

The first step to creating a hyperlink ("link") in a Microsoft Word document is to find and copy the web address that you want to include in your document. Follow the steps below to find and copy the web address:


Open the Internet browser of your choice

(Firefox, Safari, IE, Chrome, etc.)

2 Open the web page you would like to reference in your document (citation, ruling, information source, etc.) image002 
3A To link to the page you have open in your browser, highlight the web address in the address bar and press the Ctrl key and the C key image003 
3B To copy a link that is on the page you have open, right click on the link and click "Copy Link Location" image004 

Procedure Part 2 – Insert a Hyperlink

After finding and copying a link, insert the link into your document by following the steps below:

1 Highlight the text in your document that you would like to show as a link image005 
2 Click the Insert tab on the Word ribbon image006 
3 Click Hyperlink to open the "Insert Hyperlink" window image007 
  1. Confirm the text in the "Text to display:" box contains the text that will display as a link in your document (See Step 1, above)
  2. Click Existing File or Web Page
  3. Paste the link address into the "Address:" field by pressing Ctrl+V or by right clicking and selecting Paste
  4. Click the OK button



5 The highlighted text is now a link image011 


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