LR 72 - Magistrate Judges: Pretrial Order

(See Fed. R. Civ. P. 72)

LR 72-1 Pretrial Authority (See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b))

The Court designates every Magistrate Judge to conduct all pretrial proceedings authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 without further designation or assignment.

Practice Tips
1. The District of Oregon includes Magistrate Judges in the random assignment of new civil case filings.
2. When selected as the assigned judge, the Magistrate Judge will be the presiding judicial officer and will conduct all pretrial proceedings in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 72.
3. Magistrate Judges may modify scheduling orders issued by other judges.

Amendment History to LR 72
March 1, 2014
LR 72 Changed caption from "Magistrate Judges Pretrial" to "Magistrate Judges:   Pretrial Order" for consistency with the caption of Fed. R. Civ. P. 72.
LR 72-1 Changed "contemplated" to "authorized," omitted the comma after "Fed. R. Civ. P. 72," and removed the words "from the Court."
Practice Tip Removed the comma after "officer" at item 2.