2017 ORS 36.105¹
Declaration of purpose of ORS 36.100 to 36.238

The Legislative Assembly declares that it is the purpose of ORS 36.100 (Policy for ORS 36.100 to 36.238) to 36.238 (Application of ORS 36.210 and 36.220 to 36.238) to:

(1) Foster the development of community-based programs that will assist citizens in resolving disputes and developing skills in conflict resolution;

(2) Allow flexible and diverse programs to be developed in this state, to meet specific needs in local areas and to benefit this state as a whole through experiments using a variety of models of peaceful dispute resolution;

(3) Find alternative methods for addressing the needs of crime victims in criminal cases when those cases are either not prosecuted for lack of funds or can be more efficiently handled outside the courts;

(4) Provide a method to evaluate the effect of dispute resolution programs on communities, local governments, the justice system and state agencies;

(5) Encourage the development and use of mediation panels for resolution of civil litigation disputes;

(6) Foster the development or expansion of integrated, flexible and diverse state agency programs that involve state and local agencies and the public and that provide for use of alternative means of dispute resolution pursuant to ORS 183.502 (Authority of agencies to use alternative means of dispute resolution); and

(7) Foster efforts to integrate community, judicial and state agency dispute resolution programs. [1989 c.718 §2; 1997 c.706 §3; 2003 c.791 §10]

Law Review Cita­tions

27 WLR 552 (1991); 33 WLR 703 (1997)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 36—Mediation and Arbitration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors036.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 36, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano036.­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.