2017 ORS 1.560¹
Procedure for employment of private counsel
  • terms and conditions

In any case in which the judge desires the appointment of private counsel, the judge shall so notify the State Court Administrator. The State Court Administrator, under the direction of the Supreme Court, may authorize the judge to employ private counsel under the following circumstances:

(1) When the judge is a defendant in an action, suit or proceeding and there is no other party directly interested in the outcome of the action, suit or proceeding who should fairly bear the cost of representation;

(2) When the judge is a defendant in an action, suit or proceeding and the State Court Administrator concludes that no party interested in the outcome of the action, suit or proceeding will provide adequate representation for the judge; or

(3) In any action, suit or proceeding, when the State Court Administrator finds that employing private counsel is necessary to protect the public interest, the integrity of the judicial system, or the interests of the judge in performing duties as a state officer. [1977 c.79 §3; 2007 c.71 §2]

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.