PRELIMINARY DOCKET: The Appellate Court Records Section (ACRS) will release the preliminary docket approximately 6 weeks prior to the scheduled argument date. This docket is not final; therefore, the docket may change daily. The preliminary docket does not designate the panel of judges assigned to the specific docket dates. Once the docket has become final, the ACRS will publish the panel designations on this website. Please note any comments to the right of each case regarding the status of argument.
FINAL DOCKET: The ACRS will release the final docket approximately 2 weeks prior to the scheduled argument date. The Court will approve changes to the final docket only under extraordinary circumstances. In addition, the fee to file a motion for continuance is $50.00. This fee applies to all case classifications that would otherwise require a filing fee. You should either consult this website or contact the ACRS before argument to confirm that no changes have been made. Please note any comments to the right of each case regarding the status of argument.
NOTIFICATION OF SETTLEMENT; WAIVER OF / REQUEST FOR ORAL ARGUMENT
SETTLEMENT: If a settlement has been reached between the parties and argument is scheduled, you should contact the Calendar Clerk so that the argument can be cancelled. If settlement does not occur and it is later determined that the case should go forward, the ACRS will reschedule the case for oral argument on the court's docket in due course.
WAIVER OF / REQUEST FOR ORAL ARGUMENT: ORAP 6.05 has been amended effective January 1, 2011. For juvenile dependency, adoption, and land use cases, the amendments apply to all cases submitted on or after January 1, 2011; for all other cases types, the amendments apply to all cases that become at issue after January 1, 2011. If you receive a notice of oral argument, notify the Calendar Clerk immediately if you wish to waive argument. If both parties waive argument, the case will be submitted on the record and briefs. If you receive a notice of submission and wish to request argument, you must submit a timely request for oral argument after receiving a notice of submission date from the Calendar Clerk using the form in ORAP App 6.05. If any party timely requests oral argument, it will be held on the submission date; otherwise, the case will be submitted on the record and briefs. In all cases, if one party appears pro se, the case will be submitted without argument. See ORAP 6.05.
TIME ALLOTTED FOR ORAL ARGUMENT
The Court hears arguments in two sessions, 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Court sets no more than three hours of argument for the morning and afternoon sessions. All cases are alotted 15 minutes per side for argument, for a total of 30 minutes. See Chief Judge Order 09-10 (amending ORAP 6.15), available at www.tinyurl.com/ORAPpage.
REQUEST FOR SET-OVER
PRELIMINARY DOCKET: The Court will administratively allow one set-over for good cause. If compelling reasons emerge that require you to reschedule a case, contact the Calendar Clerk for available dates, confirm with opposing counsel, then inform the Calendar Clerk of the requested date. Requests for set-over are handled on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Email or fax the request for set-over to the Calendar Clerk for consideration as soon as an acceptable alternative date and time has been selected.Court will administratively allow one set-over for good cause.
E-Mail: CalendarClerk@ojd.state.or.us Fax: 503.986.5560 Phone: 503.986-6408
FINAL DOCKET: THE COURT WILL APPROVE CHANGES ONLY UNDER EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES. A MOTION TO RESCHEDULE ARGUMENT MUST BE FILED IF A PARTY WISHES A RESET. THE MOTION MUST INCLUDE PAYMENT OF THE $50.00 FEE, THE REASON FOR THE RESET, THE POSITION OF OPPOSING COUNSEL, AND A CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ON ALL PARTIES.
Changes to the docket are made daily. You should check this site periodically to see if additional argument times become available. However, if no date is available and you wish to have argument cancelled and rescheduled for the next docket, please contact the Calendar Clerk wth the request. You may also wish to include dates for which you or opposing counsel will not be available during the next month.
If a case is rescheduled, the ACRS will send notice advising the parties of the new argument date and time.
APPEARANCE AT ARGUMENT
All attorneys appearing for the morning argument session must check in with the Bailiff by 9:00 a.m. All attorneys appearing for the afternoon argument session must check in by 1:30 p.m. The order of cases on the docket often changes. Therefore, do not assume that your case will not be called at the beginning of the argument session. If you are not present in the courtroom at the time the case is called, the Court may deem your argument waived. If an emergency prevents you from arriving at argument at the beginning of the court session, you should advise the Court as soon as possible by calling the Calendar Clerk directly at 503-986-6408, or the ACRS at 503-986-5555.