Council on Court Procedures

farmer harvesting his crop
A combine harvests a field near Ashwood along Pony Butte Road. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image D7K_1344​)
Oregon's civil trial procedures were once found in laws passed by the Legislature and scattered among the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), until the Council on Court Procedures was established by the Legislature in 1977 (ORS 1.725 to 1.760).

The Council codified Oregon's requirements governing pleading, practice and procedure in all civil proceedings in the circuit courts of the state – the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure (ORCP) as the product of the Council,  is charged with the responsibility for maintaining the ORCP by promulgating amendments in odd-numbered years each biennium. The Council's promulgations amend the ORCP unless the Legislature by statute repeals, amends, or supplements a rule or a promulgation.  See the Council’s website and the above-referenced statutes for more detailed information.

Council Website


Members with term-expiration dates:
Hon. Christopher L. Garrett, Oregon Supreme Court, 2025; Hon. Scott Shorr, Oregon Court of Appeals, 2025;  Hon. Benjamin M. Bloom, Jackson County Circuit Court, 2025; Hon. Jonathan R. Hill, Tillamook County Circuit Court, 2025; Hon. Norman R. Hill, Polk County Circuit Court, 2025; Hon. David Euan Leith, Marion County Circuit Court, 2023; Hon. Thomas McHill, Linn County Circuit Court 2023; Hon. Susie L. Norby, Clackamas County Circuit Court, 2025; Hon. Melvin Oden-Orr, Multnomah County Circuit Court, 2025; Hon. D. Charles Bailey, Washington County Circut Court, 2025; Kelly L. Andersen, Medford, 2025 (Vice Chair); Troy S. Bundy, Portland, 2023; Kenneth Crowley, Salem, 2023 (Chair); Nadia Dahab, Portland, 2025; Barry Goehler, Lake Oswego, 2023; Meredith Holley, Eugene, 2025; Drake A. Hood, Hillsboro, 2023; Derek Larwick, Eugene, 2025; Scott O’Donnell, Portland, 2025; Tina Stupasky, Eugene, 2023; Stephen J. Vorhees, Portland, 2025; Jeffrey Young, Portland, 2023; Margurite Weeks, Public Member, Portland, 2025 (Treasurer)

Source: Mark A. Peterson, Executive Director

Address: c/o Lewis & Clark Law School, 10101 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland 97219
Phone: 503-768-6505