The following attorneys have filed an application for reinstatement as an active member of the Oregon State Bar pursuant to Rule of Procedure (BR) 8.1:
Joseph Lance Buckmaster of Portland, #012177
Mr. Buckmaster has worked in the financial field since 2006. He has worked as a Legal Process Specialist with Wells Fargo Bank, a Mortgage Loan Processor for First Tech Credit Union, and is currently the Manager of Credit Union Governance and Policies at First Tech. He seeks reinstatement to further his employment opportunities within the Credit Union.
Aaron Jacoby of Portland, #990653
Mr. Jacoby transferred to inactive status in 2007 because he was not actively practicing law. Since that time, he has worked at various Fred Meyer stores in the metro area and at Thriftway in Portland as an Assistant Produce Manager. He plans on returning to the practice of law upon reinstatement.
Sally Leisure of Portland, #830598
Ms. Leisure received an 18 month disciplinary suspension in 2005(19 DB Reporter 126 (2005)). Prior to her suspension, she was an attorney with various firms in Portland. Since her suspension, she has worked as a Loan Originator for Cobalt Mortgage through 2012. Presently, she is a member of the Board of Directors with Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center-Rosemary Anderson High School. She does intend on practicing law upon reinstatement.
Edward Andrew Long of Switzerland, Florida, #033808
Mr. Long transferred to inactive status in 2004 because he accepted a position at the New York State Court of Appeals. Since 2007, he has been a visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Louisville, Florida Coastal School of Law, and University of Missouri-Kansas City. He does intend on practicing law upon reinstatement, although it is unclear in what capacity.
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 whether the resumption of the practice of law in this state by the applicants will not be detrimental to the administration of justice or the public interest. Any person with information relevant to these applications is asked to contact promptly the OSB Regulatory Services Division, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281; phone: (503) 620-0222, or toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260), ext. 343.