ORS 51.300
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:


At the request of the justice of the peace of the justice court;


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


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 may also appear before district judge sitting as justice of the peace. Oregon State Bar v. Wright, 280 Or 693, 573 P2d 283 (1977)

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