Court Officers and District Attorneys

ORS 8.690
Advising and representing county officers and employees

Upon request of a county officer, the district attorney and deputies of the district attorney shall advise the county court and other county officers on all legal questions that may arise. When any action is instituted against any county officer or county employee for damages for an alleged wrongful act or omission in the performance of official duty, the district attorney shall defend such action. The district attorney shall also prosecute and defend all actions, suits, and proceedings to which the county may be a party. For such services the district attorney shall receive no compensation other than salary. [Amended by 1957 c.151 §1; 1965 c.419 §1]

Attorney General Opinions

County costs for services of private attorney defending in criminal prosecution on charges relating to alleged abuse of public office, (1982) Vol. 42, p 403


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