Articles Tagged with Council on Court Procedures

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The Council on Court Procedures is changing internet hosts, but the domain and the content remain (essentially) the same, with invaluable information on the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure. There will be some adjustments, and you may need to fix your links, as the migration progresses, but time heals all wobbles, or maybe that’s wobbles all heels.

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Many, many years ago (2006!) I challenged readers of this OLR blog with a question AND promised to post an answer: “Do any and all of these rules allow for “out of cycle” amendments: UTCR, SLR, ORCP, and ORAP?” I can’t find a 2006 blog post that would have answered the question so here is my “I’m still learning” answer and corrections are welcome:

UTCR (August 1st) — Qualified. See UTCR 1.050(1)(c).

SLR (February 1st) — Qualified. See ORS 3.220(2)(b).

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I’ve blogged before about the very useful Oregon Council on Court Procedures website. For those who remember plowing through the print versions of these documents … this website is a miracle!

And if you want to know some history about the OCCP, this website a good place to begin. (As for why the ORCP is buried in the ORS, between Chapters 11 and 12, you’ll need to wait for another OLR blog post. I asked Legislative Counsel this question not long ago but have yet to write up the answer.)

Legislative vs. Administrative Histories:

1) It is not unusual for a legal researcher to ask for a “legislative” history of a statute, when in fact there was no legislature involved in the statute’s, or rule’s, enactment or promulgation.