Courts and Judicial Officers Generally
Appointment pro tempore to Supreme Court or Court of Appeals
- powers and duties
(1)The Supreme Court may appoint any regularly elected and qualified, or appointed and qualified, judge of the Court of Appeals, Oregon Tax Court or circuit court to serve as judge pro tempore of the Supreme Court, or any regularly elected and qualified, or appointed and qualified, judge of the Supreme Court, Oregon Tax Court or circuit court to serve as judge pro tempore of the Court of Appeals, whenever the Supreme Court determines that the appointment is reasonably necessary and will promote the more efficient administration of justice.
(2)An appointment under this section shall be made by order of the Supreme Court. The order shall designate the court to which the judge is appointed and the duration of the appointment. The Supreme Court shall cause a certified copy of the order to be sent to the judge appointed and another certified copy to be filed in the records of the court to which the judge is appointed.
(3)Each judge serving as judge pro tempore as provided in this section has all the judicial powers and duties, while so serving, of a regularly elected and qualified judge of the court to which the judge is appointed. However, a judge pro tempore shall not participate in the review of any case in which the judge pro tempore participated while serving on a lower court. Every decision, order or determination made by the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals while one or more judges pro tempore are serving as judges of the court shall be as binding and effective in every respect as if all of the judges participating were regularly elected and qualified judges of the court. [1975 c.706 §1; 1995 c.781 §5a; 2003 c.518 §8]
Law Review Citations
53 OLR 436 (1974)