Notice of Opportunity to Review and Comment on Proposed Uniform Trial Court Rules Changes for 2013

The Uniform Trial Court Rules Committee met on October 12, 2012, to review proposals to amend the UTCR and to make preliminary recommendations to the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. A description of the proposals and action taken by the committee is posted at: http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/programs/utcr/utcrrules.page.

Proposals of special note address submission of exhibits and jury instructions, media access in sex offense proceedings, sealing of documents, motions to suppress evidence, motions to continue a civil trial date, depository statements, small claims dismissals, and initiating instruments in contempt proceedings.

The committee encourages all interested parties to submit comments on these proposals. Comments can be posted at the web address mentioned above, mailed to the UTCR Reporter at the Office of the State Court Administrator, Supreme Court Building, 1163 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301-2563, or emailed to utcr@ojd.state.or.us.

The committee will make final recommendations on these proposals at the next UTCR meeting on March 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m., Office of the State Court Administrator, Salem, Oregon. Those proposals approved by the Chief Justice will become effective August 1, 2013.