2017 ORS 1.220¹
Judicial officer or partner acting as attorney

(1) Except as provided in this section, a judicial officer appointed or elected to a full-time position may not act as an attorney in an action or proceeding.

(2) A judicial officer appointed or elected to a full-time position may act as an attorney in an action or proceeding if the judicial officer is an active member of the Oregon State Bar and is either a party to the action or proceeding or the judicial officer has a direct interest in the action or proceeding.

(3) A judge of a county court or justice court who is an active member of the Oregon State Bar:

(a) May act as an attorney in a court other than the court in which the judge presides; and

(b) May not be engaged in the practice of law with an attorney who appears in the court in which the judge presides.

(4) A judge pro tempore may not preside in an action or proceeding if an attorney who is engaged in the practice of law with the judge appears in the action or proceeding. [Amended by 2007 c.547 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Judge who continued work on estates after becoming judge was practicing law in viola­tion of this sec­tion and was reprimanded. In re Piper, 271 Or 726, 534 P2d 159 (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.