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Guideline for Media Coverage (pdf 525 KB)


Supplementary Local Rules (SLR)
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. Below listed are the SLR for the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Multnomah County, the Fourth Judicial District.

CJO No. 016- 025 (Order Approving Out-of-Cycle Amendment of SLR) (pdf 645 KB)
2016 SLR Out-of-Cycle Adoption Effective July 13, 2016 (pdf 127 KB)
2016 SLR Effective February 1, 2016 (pdf 2.1 MB)
2015 SLR Effective February 1, 2015 (pdf 1.3 MB)


Uniform Trial Court Rules (UTCR)
UTCR are Chief Justice's rules, for all Oregon circuit courts, that promote court time efficiency and uniform practice in every judicial district. UTCR are consistent with State Law and Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure.
Current Uniform Trial Court Rules (UTCR)
Media Release: Proposed Changes to the UTCR - Request for Public Comment
For more details and additional information, please visit the UTCR Committee site.

Effective Dates
UTCR and SLR, and their proposed changes, are reviewed annually by UTCR Committee and then presented to Chief Justice for final authority. Unless disapproved by Chief Justice, each year:
SLR take effect on February 1, and
UTCR take effect on August 1.

Additional Resources
The Oregon Judicial Department no longer publishes hard versions of the UTCR and SLR, but it does maintain electronic versions on-line. For details and more information, please refer to the UTCR Committee website.


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