In 2023, Oregon created a new type of legal licensure to help meet the civil legal needs of Oregonians.
Similar to Nurse Practitioners in the medical profession, Licensed Paralegals (LPs) will be authorized to perform some limited-scope legal tasks previously available only from lawyers. The license is for designated legal work in housing and family law, the two areas of greatest unmet need by Oregonians.
We are now accepting LP applications. We will begin licensing in February 2024.
Licensed paralegals must meet specific requirements for education and experience, and will be subject to many of the same rules and regulatory requirements that currently apply to lawyers. The intent is to provide access to legal help for those who currently cannot afford a lawyer or who otherwise might go to court with no legal assistance. We look forward to welcoming these new providers into the bar and the legal profession.
Pursuant to RLP 8.2 as part of an applicant’s character and fitness review, each applicant’s name must be published at least 45 days prior to admission. In compliance with this rule, below is a list of applicants who have applied to become Oregon licensed paralegals. The Board of Bar Examiners requests that members examine these lists and bring to the boards attention any information that might influence the board in considering the moral character of any applicant for admission. Send correspondence to Admissions Department, Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935. Correspondence can also be emailed to email@example.com.
The following names will expire on Friday, February 26, 2024:
Emily AJ Gannon, Conner Price, Lydia Berman, Mitchel Carver Cunningham, Carson Kennedy Bortz, Jutta Hiltrud Perry, McKayla Maley, Christina Law, Sanam Rachel vonKaenel, Sue N. Gerhardt