Local Professional Responsiblity Committees

There are 7 local professional responsibility committees (LPRCs) in Oregon, one for each Board of Governors region. These committees, each made up of volunteer lawyers, carry out investigative assignments from Disciplinary Counsel's Office or the State Professional Responsibility Board. Complaints involving a lawyer in a locality may be referred to the LPRC if the nature of the allegations or the location of witnesses or documents are such that a proper investigation must be done at the local level. LPRCs prepare written findings in reports that are submitted back to the SPRB for evaluation and action. One member of each committee is appointed to a one-year term as chairperson.

Local Professional Responsibility Committees Members

Region 1

Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler Counties

Hummel, John     Chairperson
Karnopp, Dennis C    Member

Region 2

Lane County

Danforth, Cynthia Botsios    Chairperson
Heiken, Marilyn A    Member
Jordan, Susan Ezzy    Member

Region 3

Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties

Coalwell, Bruce R    Chairperson
Krant, Susan Bradley    Member

Region 4

Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill Counties

Cousineau, Jessica L    Chairperson
Sharp, Scott Lee    Member

Region 5

Multnomah County

Easley, Saville W    Chairperson
Schulhof, Robert P    Member

Region 6

Benton, Linn, Marion and Polk Counties

Beckfield, John H    Chairperson
Daley, Kara H    Member

Region 7

Clackamas County

Turner, Michael John    Chairperson