Transcripts (electronic transmission required): For any case in which the notice of appeal is filed on or after August 30, 2010, the transcriber will deliver a paper copy of the transcript (or a compact disk version, at the recipient’s option) to the lawyers of record, and to self-represented parties, and provide proof of service to the trial court; however, the transcriber will no longer file a paper copy with the trial court. Once the transcript has settled, the Appellate Court Records Section will notify that the transcriber that the settled transcript should be transmitted to the Records Section. The transcript then will be submitted to the Records Section as a pdf file, on compact disk, and the Records Section will upload the pdf file to the courts’ shared, internal electronic environment. Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure relating to preparation and submission of transcripts will be temporarily amended as part of this new process.
Public Access: A public terminal will be set up in the Appellate Court Records Section to permit the public to view electronic transcripts and trial court files/exhibits, except confidential documents and documents in confidential cases. Arrangements will be made for lawyers of record to review confidential materials.
Additional Information: A Chief Justice/Chief Judge Order is to be entered as to each of the new processes, both effective August 30, 2010. Once entered, the orders or a link to them will be available on the website for the Appellate Court Records Section, http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OSCA/acs/records/index.page. Separate protocol documents for trial courts and transcribers also will be available on the website. Questions should be directed to the Appellate Court Records Section, Supreme Court Building, 1163 State Street, Salem, OR 97301-2563, (503) 986-5555.
The Oregon appellate courts are pleased to announce the new processes and anticipate that, once in place, they will result in notable cost savings and efficiency within the Oregon Judicial Department, as well as provide an efficiency benefit to transcribers and lawyers of record in cases on appeal.
As of this writing, Chief Justice/Judge Orders regarding the new processes are scheduled to become effective on August 30, 2010.