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Legal Statutes: Oregon

UPDATED October 25, 2016

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Sexual Abuse Restraining Orders

back to top163.770. Appearance by telephone or other two-way electronic communication device

(1) A party may file a motion under ORS 45.400 requesting that the circuit court allow the appearance of the party or a witness by telephone or by other two-way electronic communication device in a proceeding under sections 1 to 8 of this 2013 Act.

(2) In determining whether to allow written notice less than 30 days before the proceeding under ORS 45.400 (2), the circuit court shall consider the expedited nature of a proceeding under sections 1 to 8 of this 2013 Act.

(3) In addition to the factors listed in ORS 45.400 (7) that would support a finding of good cause, the circuit court shall consider whether the safety or welfare of the party or witness would be threatened if testimony were required to be provided in person at a proceeding under sections 1 to 8 of this 2013 Act.

(4) A motion or good cause determination is not required for ex parte hearings held by telephone under section 3 of this 2013 Act.
Added by Laws 2013, c. 687, § 5, eff. July 29, 2013, operative Jan. 1, 2014.