Multnomah County Motion Judges Consensus Statement
Civil Motions are heard by most of the Multnomah County Judges. These judges take on the work of hearing and deciding pretrial motions in civil actions that are not assigned specially to a judge. Periodically, the judges discuss their prior rulings and the differences and similarities in their decisions. When it appears judges have ruled similarly over time on any particular question, it is announced to the bar as a "consensus". The current consensus is set out here.