ORS 9.320
Necessity for employment of attorney

  • effect of employment

Any action, suit, or proceeding may be prosecuted or defended by a party in person, or by attorney, except that the state or a party that is not a natural person appears by attorney in all cases, unless otherwise specifically provided by law. Where a party appears by attorney, the written proceedings must be in the name of the attorney, who is the sole representative of the client of the attorney as between the client and the adverse party, except as provided in ORS 9.310 (Attorney defined). [Amended by 1975 c.451 §171; 2015 c.7 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Only individual human being can appear "in person" under this section. Oregon Peaceworks Green, PAC v. Sec. of State, 311 Or 267, 810 P2d 836 (1991)

Tribe may intervene in child custody proceeding even though not represented by attorney. State ex rel Juv. Dept. v. Shuey, 119 Or App 185, 850 P2d 185 (1993)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Application of Fasano v. Bd. of County Commrs. decision, (1974) Vol 36, p 960


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