2017 ORS 1.160¹
Means to carry jurisdiction into effect
  • adoption of suitable process or mode of proceeding

When jurisdiction is, by the Constitution or by statute, conferred on a court or judicial officer, all the means to carry it into effect are also given; and in the exercise of the jurisdiction, if the course of proceeding is not specifically pointed out by the procedural statutes, any suitable process or mode of proceeding may be adopted which may appear most conformable to the spirit of the procedural statutes.

Notes of Decisions

In General

The trial court did not err or abuse its discre­tion in allowing counsel for each party plaintiff to examine the witnesses. Wulff v. Sprouse-Reitz, Inc., 262 Or 293, 498 P2d 766 (1972)

Mode of Procedure

This sec­tion does not authorize the pros­e­cu­­tion of class ac­tions. American Tbr. & Trading Co. v. First Nat. Bank of Oregon, 263 Or 1, 500 P2d 1204 (1972)

In a writ of review pro­ceed­ing, a circuit court evidentiary hearing on facts relevant to standing is “most comfortable” to the spirit of the statutes. Duddles v. City Council of West Linn, 21 Or App 310, 535 P2d 583 (1975)

Chapter 1

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 436 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 1—Courts and Judicial Officers Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors001.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 1, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano001.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.