OSB Board of Governors

Board of Governors Vacancy

The Oregon State Bar is currently seeking candidates for a vacant seat on the Board of Governors.

A special election will be held to fill a partial-term position for a Region 5 (Multnomah County) representative. Members interested in this position should review the position description and FAQ.

Relevant forms and information are available here. Candidate statements must be submitted by September 26. The elected representative will serve from October 24, 2017, through December 31, 2019.

If you have questions contact Danielle Edwards at dedwards@osbar.org; 503-620-0222 or toll-free in Oregon at 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."