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Local Rules of Civil Procedure

LR 72 - Magistrate Judges: Pretrial Order

(See Fed. R. Civ. P. 72)

LR 72-1 Pretrial Authority (See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b))

The Court designates every Magistrate Judge to conduct all pretrial proceedings authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 without further designation or assignment.

Practice Tips
1. The District of Oregon includes Magistrate Judges in the random assignment of new civil case filings.
2. When selected as the assigned judge, the Magistrate Judge will be the presiding judicial officer and will conduct all pretrial proceedings in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 72.
3. Magistrate Judges may modify scheduling orders issued by other judges.
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