2015 ORS 221.142¹
Qualifications for municipal judges
  • extensions

(1) As a qualification for the office, a municipal judge must:

(a) Be a member of the Oregon State Bar;

(b) Have completed a course on courts of special jurisdiction offered by the National Judicial College, or complete the course within 12 months after appointment or election to the office of municipal judge; or

(c) Have completed, or complete within 12 months after appointment or election to the office of municipal judge, a course that is equivalent to the course described in paragraph (b) of this subsection, proposed by the municipal judge and approved by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

(2) If exigent circumstances prevent a municipal judge from completing the course required under subsection (1)(b) of this section within 12 months after appointment or election to the office of municipal judge, the presiding judge of the judicial district in which the municipal court is located may grant the municipal judge one extension of time to complete the course. The extension may not exceed 12 months. The presiding judge may require the municipal judge to complete additional educational requirements during an extension granted under this subsection.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a municipal judge in a municipal court that is a court of record under ORS 221.342 (Method by which municipal court becomes court of record) must be a member of the Oregon State Bar.

(4) Any person serving temporarily as a municipal judge must possess the qualifications for the office of municipal judge described in this section. [2015 c.570 §8]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 221—Organization and Government of Cities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors221.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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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