2007 ORS § 9.528¹
Advice on conducting covert operations
  • participation in covert operations

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 9.527 (Grounds for disbarment, suspension or reprimand) (4), the attorneys listed in subsection (2) of this section:

(a) May provide legal advice and direction to the officers and employees of a public body, as defined in ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505), or to the officers and employees of the federal government, on conducting covert activities for the purpose of enforcing laws, even though the activities may require the use of deceit or misrepresentation; and

(b) May participate in covert activities that are conducted by public bodies, as defined in ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505), for the purpose of enforcing laws, or in covert activities that are conducted by the federal government for the purpose of enforcing laws, even though the participation may require the use of deceit or misrepresentation.

(2) The provisions of this section apply to the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, assistant attorneys general, district attorneys, deputy district attorneys and any other attorney employed by, or working on behalf of, a public body, as defined in ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505), or the federal government. [2001 c.667 §2]