Submission of proposed orders or judgments

June 2008
By Hon. John A. Wittmayer, Multnomah County Circuit Court

Many lawyers have apparently not noticed the changes in UTCR 5.100 that affect the procedure for submission to the court of proposed orders or judgments in response to a ruling. UTCR 5.100(1) continues to contain specific requirements for giving opposing counsel or an unrepresented party an opportunity to weigh in on the form of the order. The significant new provision, which many lawyers are not following, is a requirement that you submit to the court, attached to your proposed order or judgment, a "certificate describing the manner of compliance" with UTCR 5.100(1). Judges are returning proposed orders or judgments that do not have the new certificate attached.