ORS 244.211¹
Duties of trustee
  • persons ineligible to be trustee

(1) The trustee of a legal expense trust fund is responsible for:

(a) The receipt and deposit of contributions to the trust fund;

(b) The authorization of expenditures and disbursements from the trust fund;

(c) The filing of quarterly statements required under ORS 244.217 (Statement of contributions received and expenditures made); and

(d) The performance of other tasks incident to the administration of the trust fund.

(2) The trustee may not:

(a) Be a public official who serves the same public body as the public official who establishes the trust fund;

(b) Be a relative of the public official who establishes the trust fund;

(c) Be an attorney for the public official in the legal proceeding for which the trust fund is established, or a member, partner, associate or employee of the firm employing the attorney; or

(d) Have a business or employment relationship with the public official who establishes the trust fund. [2007 c.877 §32]

Chapter 244

Notes of Decisions

Statutory scheme of this chapter is not unconstitu­tionally vague. Davidson v. Oregon Govern­ment Ethics Commission, 300 Or 415, 712 P2d 87 (1985)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Simultaneous membership in church and local governing body as constituting potential conflict of interest, (1981) Vol 41, p 490; contractors that perform services for govern­ment as "public officials" subject to ethics law, (1990) Vol 46, p 350

Law Review Cita­tions

19 WLR 701 (1983)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 244—Government Ethics, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors244.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 244, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­244ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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. Currency Information