OSB Board of Governors

Board of Governors 2016 Election Candidates

Candidates running in the Board of Governors election for terms beginning January 1, 2017 are:

Region 1   uncontested
Thomas C. Peachey

Region 3   uncontested
Eric R. Foster

Region 4   one vacancy
Deena Bothello
Bik-Na Han
Eddie D. Medina

Region 5   one vacancy
Peter R. Chamberlain
Liani Reeves

All active members with a principal office address listed in Regions 4 and 5 will gain access to their ballot through the member dashboard beginning October 3. Voting will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on October 17, 2016.

ORS 9.042 provides members of the bar the opportunity to challenge the eligibility of any Board of Governors candidate. The statutory procedure for challenging the eligibility of a candidate requires written notice to the Executive Director no later than June 9, 2016.

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."