2015 ORS 147.537¹
Appellate review as matter of right
  • notice of interlocutory appeal
  • service
  • response

(1) Appellate review of an order described in ORS 147.535 (Appeals generally) (4)(a) must be initiated by filing a notice of interlocutory appeal with the Supreme Court substantially in the form prescribed by rule of the Supreme Court. Review of the order is a matter of right.

(2) The person or party filing the notice of interlocutory appeal shall be identified as the appellant and the defendant shall be identified as the respondent. Any other person described in subsection (6)(a) to (f) of this section who is a party to the appeal shall be identified as a respondent.

(3) The notice of interlocutory appeal must contain:

(a) A designation of those portions of the trial court record, including oral proceedings, to be included in the record on appeal; and

(b) A statement of why the notice is timely.

(4) The appellant shall include with the notice of interlocutory appeal the following materials:

(a) A copy of the order for which appellate review is sought, which must be attached to the notice.

(b) Excerpts of the record necessary to determine the question presented and the relief sought. An excerpt of record must include a copy of the form described in ORS 147.515 (Claims) (2)(a), if the form was completed and provided to the trial court.

(c) A memorandum of law containing:

(A) A concise but complete statement of facts material to a determination of the question presented and the relief sought; and

(B) Supporting arguments and citations of authority.

(5) The Supreme Court may:

(a) Direct a party to the appeal to supplement the record with a copy of additional parts of the record or a transcript of the parts of the oral proceedings in the trial court necessary to determine the question presented and the relief sought; or

(b) Direct the trial court administrator to forward all or part of the trial court record.

(6) The appellant shall serve a copy of the notice of interlocutory appeal and the accompanying materials described in subsection (4) of this section on the following other persons:

(a) The victim who asserted the claim that resulted in the order being appealed and any victim who asserted a related claim;

(b) Any person who filed a response under ORS 147.517 (Notice) (4) to the claim that resulted in the order being appealed or a related claim;

(c) Any person who filed the motion that resulted in the order being appealed or a related motion under ORS 147.522 (Issue that will have impact on trial);

(d) Any person against whom relief was sought in the hearing that resulted in the order being appealed or a related hearing under ORS 147.530 (Hearing on claim, response or motion);

(e) The prosecuting attorney;

(f) The Attorney General;

(g) The defendant; and

(h) The office of public defense services established under ORS 151.216 (Duties), if the defendant is represented by appointed counsel.

(7) The appellant shall serve a copy of the notice of interlocutory appeal on:

(a) The trial court administrator; and

(b) The trial court transcript coordinator, if the notice of interlocutory appeal contains a designation of the oral proceedings before the trial court as part of the record on appeal.

(8)(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the appellant shall serve and file the notice of interlocutory appeal and, if applicable, the accompanying materials described in subsection (4) of this section within seven days after the date the trial court entered the order being appealed.

(b) An appellant who seeks to appeal an order issued under ORS 147.530 (Hearing on claim, response or motion) and who was not provided with a copy of the order as required by ORS 147.530 (Hearing on claim, response or motion) (6) may serve and file the notice of interlocutory appeal and, if applicable, the accompanying materials described in subsection (4) of this section within seven days after the date of receiving a copy of the order.

(c) The appellant shall serve the prosecuting attorney and the Attorney General so that the copy of the notice of interlocutory appeal and accompanying materials are received on the same day the notice is filed with the Supreme Court.

(d) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection, the appellant shall serve all persons described in subsections (6) and (7) of this section so that the copy of the notice of interlocutory appeal and, if applicable, accompanying materials are received no later than one judicial day after the notice is filed.

(9) Within three days after receipt of a notice of interlocutory appeal that contains a designation of record under subsection (3) of this section, the trial court administrator shall forward to the Supreme Court an audio record of the designated oral proceedings.

(10) If the Supreme Court directs a party to provide a transcript of oral proceedings under subsection (5) of this section, the party shall provide the transcript to the Supreme Court within seven days after the date of the Supreme Court’s order.

(11)(a) The following requirements are jurisdictional and may not be waived or extended:

(A) The timely filing of the original notice of interlocutory appeal and accompanying materials described in subsection (4) of this section with the Supreme Court; and

(B) The service of the notice of interlocutory appeal within the time limits described in subsection (8) of this section on all persons identified in subsection (6) of this section.

(b) Failure to timely serve a true and complete copy of the accompanying materials described in subsection (4) of this section is not jurisdictional, provided that the appellant made a good faith effort to do so and substantially complied with those requirements.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) of this subsection, the Supreme Court may dismiss the appeal as to any respondent if the appellant, after receipt of a notice of noncompliance, does not promptly cure a deficiency in the materials or if the failure to timely serve a true and complete copy of the accompanying materials substantially prejudices the respondent’s ability to respond to the appeal.

(12) A respondent may file a response, which must be filed within seven days after the date the notice of interlocutory appeal is filed with the Supreme Court.

(13)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the appellant may not file a reply.

(b) If the Supreme Court determines that the case is unusually complex, due to the number of persons involved or the existence of novel questions of law, and the court would benefit from additional briefing, the court may extend the briefing schedule described in this section and allow the appellant to file a reply.

(14) The appellant or respondent may request oral argument. The Supreme Court may grant or deny a request for oral argument or order oral argument on its own motion.

(15) At any time after submission of the appellant’s memorandum of law, the Supreme Court, on its own motion or on the motion of the respondent, may summarily affirm the trial court’s order, with or without the submission of a response or oral argument, if the Supreme Court determines that the appeal does not present a substantial question of law. A motion for summary affirmance has no effect on the timelines described in this section.

(16)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the Supreme Court shall issue its decision on appeal under this section within 21 days after the date the notice of interlocutory appeal is filed.

(b) The Supreme Court may issue a final decision beyond the 21-day period if the court determines that the ends of justice served by issuing a final decision at a later date outweigh the best interests of the victim, the prosecuting attorney, the defendant, any person against whom relief was ordered and the public.

(c) In making the determination under paragraph (b) of this subsection, the Supreme Court shall consider:

(A) Whether the case is unusually complex, due to the number of persons involved or the existence of novel questions of law, and whether 21 days is an unreasonable amount of time for the court to issue a decision; and

(B) Whether the failure to extend the 21-day period would be likely to result in a miscarriage of justice.

(17) Appellate review under this section is confined to the record. The Supreme Court may not substitute its judgment for that of the trial court as to any issue of fact and shall review challenges to a factual finding for evidence in the record to support the finding. The Supreme Court shall review for errors of law and, when the law delegates discretion to the trial court, determine whether the trial court’s exercise of discretion was outside the range of discretion delegated to the trial court.

(18) The Supreme Court may affirm, modify, reverse or remand the trial court’s order. The court may reverse or remand the order only if it finds that the order is unlawful in substance or procedure and that the substantial rights of the appellant were prejudiced as a result.

(19) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a notice of interlocutory appeal and the response described in subsection (12) of this section are filed under this section when those documents are physically received by the Supreme Court or, if the documents are filed electronically, as provided by rule of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

(20) In addition to any other method authorized by law, service under this section may be accomplished by electronic mail or facsimile transmission, in a manner consistent with any applicable rules of appellate procedure. [2009 c.178 §14; 2011 c.659 §4; 2013 c.224 §4]

Note: See note under 147.500 (Definitions).

Notes of Decisions

ORS 147.500 (Definitions) to 147.550 (Establishment of requirements and procedures by Chief Justice by rule or order) set forth pro­ce­dures for crime victim to pursue remedy for viola­tion of victim's constitu­tional rights. State v. Thompson, 257 Or App 336, 306 P3d 731 (2013), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 147

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Primary resource fund where per­son, as result of single incident, becomes eligible for medical benefits from funds administered by Adult and Family Service Division, Motor Vehicle Accident Fund and Crime Victims' Compensa­tion Division, (1978) Vol 39, p 323


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 147—Victims of Crime and Acts of Mass Destruction, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors147.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 147, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano147.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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