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Sunday, November 29, 2020

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Hon. Marco A. Hernández, Chief Judge

Mary L. Moran, Clerk of Court

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 21, 2020.  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

refers to the Court's electronic filing and case management system; an acronym for "Case Management/ Electronic Case Files."

(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) E-file

the act of filing any pleading, document, exhibit, memorandum, or other material via CM/ECF.

(f) Electronic Filing

means any pleading, document, exhibit, memorandum, or other material filed using CM/ECF.

(g) Electronic Service

means service of any electronic filing on a Registered User via CM/ECF, or by other electronic means that the person consented to in writing. (See Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(b)(2)(E) and LR 5-1.)

(h) Judge or Judicial Officer

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

(i) Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF)

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


refers to the electronic public access website maintained by the Federal Judiciary at pacer.uscourts.gov.  Also, an acronym for "Public Access to Court Electronic Records."

(k) Party

includes counsel of record for the represented party.

(l) Registered User

An attorney or pro se litigant who has been granted e-filing privileges in CM/ECF.

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