Some Oregon counties maintain a 'conflicts docket' of one sort or another, to refer attorneys to clients who can't be represented by the main defender's office.
In any case, a lawyer can't ethically represent a client in the presence of a conflict. If they persist, it could potentially be the basis for overturning the conviction. You should consult with a private counsel, if this continues to be a problem. You can call the Oregon State Bar for a free referral at 503-684-3763.
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