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Local Rules of Civil Procedure

LR 1 - Scope and Purpose

(See Fed. R. Civ. P. 1)

LR 1-1 Scope and Application

These local rules govern practice and procedure in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon in all civil actions-whether arising at law, in equity, or in admiralty-except as stated in Fed. R. Civ. P. 81.

LR 1-2 Effective Date

These local rules are effective on January 1, 2018.  Over time, individual rules have been modified, and an explanation of the changes is included in the amendment history, which is on the Court's website (ord.uscourts.gov).

LR 1-3 Citation Format

The local civil rules will be cited as "LR ____ - ____."

LR 1-4 Authority to Modify or Suspend the Local Rules

In the interest of justice, a judge may suspend or modify the application of these rules in an individual case or group of cases.

LR 1-5 Definitions

Unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions apply to all proceedings within the District of Oregon:

(a) Clerk

refers to the Clerk of the District Court and to any authorized deputy clerk.

(b) CM/ECF

is the acronym for the federal judiciary's case management and electronic case filing system. (See LR 5-2 and the Court's website at ord.uscourts.gov.)

(c) Counsel

includes counsel of record for any represented party, any unrepresented or pro se party, and any law student appearing pursuant to LR 83-5.

(d) Court

refers to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon and not to any particular judicial officer.

(e) Electronic Filing

means any pleading, document, exhibit, memorandum, or other material filed using the CM/ECF system. (See LR 5.)

(f) Electronic Service

means service of any electronic filing using the CM/ECF system. (See LR 5-1.)

(g) Judge or Judicial Officer

applies to any United States circuit, district, or magistrate judge exercising jurisdiction over a particular case or proceeding.

(h) Notice of Electronic Filing (See LR 5-4)

refers to the document reflecting completion of the CM/ECF transaction, displaying the case number(s), date of filing, docket text, and identifying who was notified by e-mail.

(i) Party

includes counsel of record for the represented party.

(j) PDF Text Searchable Format (See LR 5-2(b) and Section 5 of the CM/ECF User Manual available on the Court's website at ord.uscourts.gov.)

(k) Registered User

Attorneys admitted to practice in this Court pursuant to LR 83-1 and registered with the CM/ECF system pursuant to LR 83-1(e), and pro se litigants who have been granted permission by a judicial officer to electronically file documents pursuant to LR 5-1(c).

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