|Oregon State Bar Bulletin DECEMBER 2007|
The following have applied for admission under the reciprocity, house counsel or law teacher rules. The Board of Bar Examiners requests that members examine this list and bring to the board’s attention in a signed letter any information that might influence the board in considering the moral character of any applicant for admission. Send correspondence to Admissions Director, Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners, 5200 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.
Reciprocity: Gregory James Boots; William Scott Clement; Darrell Lee Cochran; John Emil Drotz; Frank William Groundwater; Sage Andrew Linn; Andrew Scott Mathers; Jennifer Lynn Mora; Jeffrey Christopher Simpson.
House Counsel: William Witbeck Davis; Trevor Douglas Jones; Ann Marie Miller; John Rex Sims.
Law Teacher: Thomas Gregg Lininger
Reinstatement: The following attorneys have filed applications for reinstatement as active members of the Oregon State Bar pursuant to Rule of Procedure (BR) 8.1.
Jane Hall Doyon of Santa Monica, Calif., #761384. Hall Doyan seeks reinstatement following her transfer to inactive status on Jan. 28, 1991. She relocated to California in 1993, working part-time as a mediator and provider of contract legal services. (She is also a member of the California, Hawaii and Washington bars.) After reinstatement, she will continue to practice law in California and occasionally in Manzanita, Ore.
Robert B. Noggle of Las Vegas, Nevada, #803286. In 2001, Noggle moved to Las Vegas and transferred his Oregon bar membership to inactive. He is presently employed with Nevada Title Company, a position that does not require active bar membership. Upon reinstatement, Noggle plans to return to Oregon and establish a private law practice.
Notice of reinstatement
The following attorneys have filed applications for reinstatement as active members of the Oregon State Bar pursuant to Rule of Procedure (BR) 8.1.
Valerie Aitchison of Portland, #943011. Aitchison transferred to inactive status in 2002. After completion of a mediation internship program with Clackamas County in 2006, she recently established her own part-time family law mediation practice. After reinstatement, she plans to expand her services to her clients.
Leonard Bergstein of Portland, #730273. Bergstein transferred to inactive status in 1992, because he was not practicing law. Since 1981, he has been president of Northwest Strategies, Inc., a public affairs consulting firm. After reinstatement, he will continue in his present position, expanding his services to provide legal advice to clients.
John M. Griffiths of Beaverton, #970600. In 2000, Griffiths transferred to inactive status and in 2004, to active pro bono status. His Form A resignation was effective on July 2, 2007. Since 1995, he has been employed in various capacities for banks, credit unions and mortgage companies. Following reinstatement, he plans to work as an associate in the Portland law firm of Clarke Balcom, where he is currently employed as a paralegal.
Teresa L. Kaiser of Portland, #820706. Kaiser has been suspended for nonpayment of dues since 1986. Also a member of the Washington Bar (financially suspended since 1999), she was in government service in Washington, Maryland, Missouri and Idaho before she returned to Oregon in 2004. Her most recent full-time employment was as the director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
The Rules of Procedure require the Board of Governors to conduct an investigation of BR 8.1 reinstatement applications to determine whether applicants possess the good moral character and general fitness to practice law, and that the resumption of the practice of law in this state by these applicants will not be detrimental to the administration of justice or the public interest. Any person with information relevant to this application is asked to contact promptly the OSB Regulatory Services Division, P.o. Box 1689, Lake Oswego, OR 97035; phone: (503) 620-0222, or (800) 452-8260, ext. 343.