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Court Rules

Uniform Trial Court Rules (UTCR)

The UTCRs are the Chief Justice's rules for all Oregon circuit courts. The rules promote just, speedy, and inexpensive case resolution; efficient use of court time and resources; and uniform, consistent practice in every judicial district. To view the current UTCR's, click here.


Supplementary Local Rules (SLR) - Clackamas County Circuit Court 

SLR are the rules adopted by Circuit Courts to govern local practice. SLR must be consistent with Uniform Trial Court Rules (UTCR), State Law, and Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure.  To view the the Supplementary Local Rules for the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Clackamas County, the Fifth Judicial District, click here

New - Out-of-Cycle Supplementary Local Rules (SLR)

Out-of-cycle Supplementary Local Rules have been approved by Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer and will be effective in December 2015.  Please see:  Chief Justice Order 15-041

To view the out-of-cycle Supplementary Local Rules, please click here.

Presiding Judge Orders

New - Presiding Judge Order no. 2016-2 was issued by Judge Robert Herndon on January 13, 2016 regarding the requirement that a starting instrument must be filed and a case number assigned prior to requesting the court issue an order in the case.  To view the order, please click here.