2013 ORS § 183.458¹
Nonattorney and out-of-state attorney representation of parties in certain contested case hearings

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in any contested case hearing before a state agency involving child support, public assistance as defined in ORS 411.010 (Definitions), medical assistance as defined in ORS 414.025 (Definitions for ORS chapters 411, 413 and 414) or the right to be free from potentially unusual or hazardous treatment procedures under ORS 426.385 (Rights of committed persons) (3), a party may be represented by any of the following persons:

(a) An attorney licensed to practice law in any state who is an employee of or contracts with a nonprofit legal services program that receives funding pursuant to ORS 9.572 (Bar to establish Legal Services Program).

(b) An authorized representative who is an employee of a nonprofit legal services program that receives funding pursuant to ORS 9.572 (Bar to establish Legal Services Program). The authorized representative must be supervised by an attorney also employed by a legal services program.

(c) An authorized representative who is an employee of the system described in ORS 192.517 (Access to records of individual with disability or individual with mental illness) (1). The authorized representative must be supervised by an attorney also employed by the system.

(2) In any contested case hearing before a state agency involving child support, a party may be represented by a law student who is:

(a) Handling the child support matter as part of a law school clinical program in which the student is enrolled; and

(b) Supervised by an attorney employed by the program.

(3) In any contested case hearing before a state agency involving an applicant for or recipient of medical assistance, the claimant may be represented by a relative, friend or any other person of the claimants choosing.

(4) A person authorized to represent a party under this section may present evidence in the proceeding, examine and cross-examine witnesses and present factual and legal arguments in the proceeding. [1999 c.448 §4; 2003 c.14 §86; 2005 c.498 §6; 2009 c.49 §1; 2013 c.688 §25]

Note: 183.458 (Nonattorney and out-of-state attorney representation of parties in certain contested case hearings) was added to and made a part of 183.413 (Notice to parties before hearing of rights and procedure) to 183.470 (Orders in contested cases) by legislative action but was not added to any other series. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.