OSB Board of Governors





2017 Board of Governors Election


The Oregon State Bar is currently seeking candidates for the Board of Governors election. There are three vacant seats open to active bar members from regions 2 and 5. Candidate statements are due by May 9.

Region 2 (Lane County): 1 position
Region 5 (Multnomah County): 2 positions

Your region is determined by your principal office address. Refer to the map below to determine your region eligibility.

If you have questions, please refer to the list of FAQs, or contact Danielle Edwards at dedwards@osbar.org; (503) 431-6426 or (800) 452-8260, ext. 426.





Oregon State Bar Board of Governors


The Board of Governors governs the bar, determines the general policies of the bar and approves its budget each year. The Executive Director, appointed by and acting under the supervision of the Board, implements, administers and supervises the bar's operation and program activities.

The Oregon State Bar is governed by a Board of Governors consisting of fifteen lawyers elected from eight regions, four public members appointed by the board, and the non-voting position of Immediate Past-President.

Pursuant to ORS 9.080(1), the board is charged with the executive functions of the state bar and "shall at all times direct its power to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and the improvement of the administration of justice." The board has authority to "adopt, alter, amend and repeal bylaws and to adopt new bylaws containing provisions for the regulation and management of the affairs of the state bar not inconsistent with law."