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Appealing Your Case in Oregon: Legal Research Resources


From the Washington County (Oregon) Law Librarian:

(This is a companion blog post to the previous ones on Writing (and Finding) Oregon Appellate Court Briefs and on Filing and Drafting Oregon Appellate Court Documents.)

We’re working on a more comprehensive research guide of resources for people who are [contemplating] appealing their cases to the Oregon courts of appeals, but in the meantime, look for these at your law library. These resources are in print only, unless otherwise noted:

1) “Oregon Appellate Almanac,” Volume 1, 2006
(Vol. 2 is in the works)

2) “Appeal and Review” (loose-leaf, practice manual)
Oregon State Bar CLE Manual
(Some county law libraries will also have the online version of this manual.)

3) “A Day with the Oregon Court of Appeals”
OLI CLE, March 7, 2008
(Includes sample briefs.)

4) “The Anatomy of an Appeal: A Work Session on Appellate Advocacy”
OLI CLE, May 13, 2005

5) “Internal Practice Guidelines
(From the OJD website)

6) “From Take-Off to Landing: Mastering the Civil Appeal”
OLI CLE, October 25, 2001
(Includes a sample brief: with descriptions of various parts of briefs, e.g. Standard of Review, Arguments of Error, Summary of Facts, etc.)

7) “How to Prepare a Winning Appeal”
MBA CLE, February 3, 2005

8) “Oregon Appellate Manual”
by George W. Kelley, Butterworth Legal Publishers
Superceded title.

9) “Oregon Appellate Courts Style Manual 2002
(Online version has been updated.)

10) “Winning on Appeal: Better Briefs and Oral Argument”
2nd edition by Ruggero J. Aldisert, 2003
Published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

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