2017 ORS 51.300¹
Temporary service by circuit court judge or other justice of the peace

A judge of the circuit court for a county, or any justice of the peace for a justice court district located within the county, may exercise the powers and duties of justice of the peace of any justice court in the county:

(1) At the request of the justice of the peace of the justice court;

(2) In the event of a vacancy in the office of the justice of the peace, until the vacancy is filled as provided by law; or

(3) In the event of the absence, incapacity or disqualification of the justice of the peace, during the period of such absence, incapacity or disqualification. [1965 c.377 §2; 1979 c.69 §1; 1999 c.605 §3]

Notes of Decisions

Any per­son who may act as an attorney for an­oth­er in a justice’s court pursuant to ORS 52.060 (Persons entitled to act as attorneys in justice court) may also appear before district judge sitting as justice of the peace. Oregon State Bar v. Wright, 280 Or 693, 573 P2d 283 (1977)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 51—Justice Courts; Jurisdiction, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors051.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 51, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano051.­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.