Council on Court Procedures

farmer harvesting his crop
A combine harvests a field near Ashwood along Pony Butte Road. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
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, it 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. Lynn R. Nakamoto, Oregon Supreme Court 2021; Hon. Douglas L. Tookey, Oregon Court of Appeals, 2021; Hon. D. Charles Bailey, Washington County Circuit Court, 2021; Hon. R. Curtis Conover, Lane County Circuit Court, 2021; Hon. Norman R. Hill, Polk County Circuit Court, 2021; 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, 2021; Hon. Leslie Roberts, Multnomah County Circuit Court, 2023; Hon. John A. Wolf, Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, & Wheeler County Circuit Courts, 2021; Kelly L. Andersen, Medford, 2021; Troy S. Bundy, Portland, 2023; Kenneth Crowley, Salem, 2023 (Vice Chair); Travis Eiva, Eugene, 2021; Jennifer Gates, Portland, 2021 (Chair); Barry Goehler, Lake Oswego, 2023; Meredith Holley, Eugene, 2021; Drake A. Hood, Hillsboro, 2023; Scott O’Donnell, Portland, 2021; Shenoa L. Payne, Portland, 2021; Tina Stupasky, 2023; Jeffrey Young, Portland, 2023; Margurite Weeks, Public Member, Portland, 2021 (Treasurer)​


​Mark A. Peterson, Executive Director
Address: c/o Lewis & Clark Law School, 
10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland 97219
Phone: 503-768-6505