IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF OREGON



Effective January 1, 2007, the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals amended ORAP 7.10, relating to the form of motions, to require that each motion filed in the appellate courts bear a title that describes the motion, taken from a list of titles of commonly filed motions found in Appendix 7.10-1 to the rules.

The Oregon state appellate courts, particularly the Court of Appeals, receive a large number of motions every month. The courts need accurate data about those motions in order to manage them effectively. Having an accurately descriptive title on each motion is critical to the courts' ability to capture that data. Although the courts recognize that practitioners may need some time to get up to speed regarding the new requirements in ORAP 7.10, time is of the essence in being able to capture good data about motions practice in the courts.

For those reasons, effective April 1, 2007, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals on the court's own motion will strike any motion that does not comply with the titling requirements of ORAP 7.10(1)(b), (c), and (d), with leave to refile in compliance with those requirements.


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