OSB Board of Governors
Board of Governors 2015 Election Candidates
Candidates running in the Board of Governors election for terms beginning January 1, 2016 are:
Region 5 two vacancies
Peter R. Chamberlain
Kate von Ter Stegge
Region 6 one vacancy
Alexander M. Jones
Julia C. Rice
Out of State Region one vacancy
John R. Bachofner
Philip Dean Hatfield
All active members with a principal office address listed in region 5 or 6 will gain access to their ballot through the member dashboard beginning October 5. Voting will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2015.
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 that challenges be submitted to the Executive Director no later than June 11, 2015.
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 fourteen lawyers elected from seven regions and four public members appointed by the board.
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."