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Supplementary Local Rules (SLRs)
SLRs are the rules adopted by Circuit Courts to govern local practice. SLRs must be consistent with Uniform Trial Court Rules (UTCRs), State Law, and Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure. Below listed are the SLRs for the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Multnomah County, the Fourth Judicial District.

Multnomah County Supplementary Local Rules


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

Effective Dates
UTCRs and SLRs, 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:
SLRs take effect on February 1, and
UTCRs take effect on August 1.

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


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