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Uniform Civil Jury Instructions

2005 Revision with 2006-2016 Supplements

Instructions include: Cautionary • General Instructions • Negligence, Causation, Foreseeability, and Comparative Negligence • Agency • Motor Vehicles • Miscellaneous Torts • Employment Actions • Condemnation • Contracts • Damages • Landlord-Tenant • Verdicts

The Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee focused on reviewing and updating landlord-tenant jury instructions that were last reviewed and published in 2005. Included in this 2017 supplement are 12 revised instructions that have been reviewed and updated to reflect the current statutory language and to include any new case law affecting these instructions. The committee also withdrew one instruction addressing the right to terminate a rental agreement as the contents are sufficiently addressed in other instructions.

Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions

2009 Revision with 2010-2016 Supplements

Instructions include: General Instructions • Defenses • Offenses Against the State • Homicide • Assault, Menacing, Recklessly Endangering, and Coercion • Kidnapping and Custodial Interference • Rape, Sodomy, and Sexual Offenses • Family Offenses • Theft • Burglary and Criminal Trespass • Arson and Criminal Mischief • Robbery • Forgery • Riot, Harassment, and Disorderly Conduct • Weapons and Firearms • Vice • Controlled Substances • Traffic Offenses • Wildlife Offenses • Boating Offenses • Animals • Computer Crime • Environmental Crimes • Sentencing-Phase Instructions • Miscellaneous Instructions

The Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions Committee is finishing up its 2016 supplement. Many instructions have been updated, including the fourth-degree assault instructions, the invasion-of-privacy instructions, and the marijuana instructions. The committee separated the definitions of physical injury and serious physical injury into two distinct instructions and updated the comments to each. Addressing this year’s Oregon Supreme Court decision in State v. Simonov, the committee also added a section to the Users’ Guide about the application of culpable mental states to particular elements of a crime.


From compensatory damages to punitive damages to nonmonetary remedies, the award of damages is what brings your client to the civil courtroom. Damages. is your essential resource to determine the types of damage awards and remedies that may be available to your client.

Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon

Specifically designed for attorneys practicing in the federal district court in Oregon, this book includes detailed discussions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in conjunction with the local rules for Oregon and relevant case law. Highlights include: new chapters on preservation, discovery, and presentation of electronic evidence, and e-filing, FRCP amendments taking effect in December 2009, effect of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 on federal jurisdiction over class actions, and discussion of recent Ninth Circuit cases on general and specific jurisdiction. This revision also includes over 2,500 cases.

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Oregon Civil Litigation Manual

This book guides you all the way from the initial client interview to the appeals process. The 2004 revision updates rules, cases, and statutes, including the substantially revised laws governing judgments enacted by the 2003 Legislature. The 2009 supplement includes various aspects of the Oregon eCourt program, as well as e-filing, analysis of the judgment statute updates made during recent legislative sessions, postverdict review of punitive damages awards, an updated list of Oregon attorney fee provisions, and more than 100 forms.

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Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice

The sixth edition of Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice compiles relevant court cases on procedural developments and is a comprehensive guide to pleading and practice in Oregon state courts. It is a must-have for any attorney who handles civil cases.

• Forms on CD included with purchase—contains over 200 forms.
• New chapter on e-discovery, including discussions on preserving electronically stored information and responding to discovery requests for such information
• Rules for pleading a claim for attorney fees
• New material addressing the amendments to ORCP 69 governing default
• Types of evidence admissible at summary judgment
• New chapter on expedited civil jury trials

This two-volume set covers all the basics for your litigation practice, from jurisdiction to depositions, to posttrial matters.

Oregon Trial Objections

Oregon Trial Objections provides novice and seasoned litigators alike with a handy quick-reference tool, to be ready to state the proper objection to any questionable evidence at trial and to respond to objections raised by opposing counsel. Arranged in alphabetical order of objections, each possible objection in this new publication provides you with: the proper form of objection; the possible responses to an objection; an explanation of the objection and responses; a cross-reference to OREGON EVIDENCE, by Laird C. Kirkpatrick, for further research; the full text of the relevant Oregon Evidence Rule(s); and space for notes related to your current case or new case law.

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