ORS 3.225¹
Establishing specialized subject-matter departments
  • approval by Chief Justice
  • eligibility and assignment of judges

Subject to the approval of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, a circuit court, by rule under ORS 3.220 (Rules), may establish specialized subject-matter departments of the court, and may modify or abolish departments so established. Any judge of the court may act in any department so established or modified by rule. The presiding judge for the judicial district may assign any judge of the court to act in any department so established or modified by rule. [1981 c.215 §1; 1995 c.781 §8]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 3—Circuit Courts Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors3.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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