Council on Court Procedures Posts Proposed Changes to ORCP for Comment

The Council on Court Procedures has posted for comment proposed changes to the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure. The changes reflect the work of the Council since September, 2011. Proposed changes include amendments to the rules governing signing pleadings, affirmative defenses, appointments of guardians ad litem, depositions of organizations, discovery sanctions, subpoenas for personally identifiable health information, alternative jurors, exceptions to jury instructions, and claims for attorney fees. To look at the proposed language and to comment on the changes, go to The Council welcomes comments by the bench, bar, and public. For full consideration, comments to the proposed drafts should be received by the Council by November 15, 2012. The promulgation meeting is open to the public and will take place on December 1, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the Oregon State Bar offices.