Provisional License Program: Application Now Available

The Oregon State Bar's Provisional Licensing Program (PLP) application is now available on the OSB web site. The PLP is available to applicants who took the Bar Exam in February 2022, when issues at the test site likely affected performance of many test takers. The Oregon Supreme Court approved this alternative mechanism for the Board of Bar Examiners to examine competency of applicants.
More information and a new application is available here.

Notice For All Current ATTORNEY Applicants

All fingerprint and notary requirements have been suspended. Once you have filled out the application and C&F Reference Forms, just sign the declaration at the end of the application and send it in with your payment. Please do not contact the Admissions Department to confirm this statement. We will place a new announcement here if this changes. Thank you.

There are several routes to admission with the Oregon State Bar, primarily through the bar exam and comity with most other states. Information follows on all manners of admission.

Please Note:
Admissions does not handle certain bar processes, please see the following info:

  1. Address Changes: OSB members seeking to update their contact information may do so by logging into the website or via email.
  2. Pro Hac Vice admission: Apply online here.

Online Application Fee Payment Oregon State Bar applicants can now pay application fees online. Applicants who wish to pay their application fees and investigation fees can do so using a credit card or ACH here. Please indicate on the application that you paid online and include your order number. Staff will connect your payment to the application at the time that your application is received.
Applicant Address Changes - Current admissions applicants wishing to update their contact information may do so via e-mail to the Admissions Department at

2023 February Exam

  • Exam Dates: February 21-22, 2023

  • Deadlines: November 15 (timely filing) & December 15 (late filing with $375 late fee).

  • Location: The February 2023 Bar exam will take place at a location in the Portland Metropolitan area, or may spread further south in to the Willamette Valley, as far south as Salem. Final exam site details will be posted here.

2022 July Exam

Exam Results available here

The admissions ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 1:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium on the Willamette University campus in Salem.

Some lawyers may be admitted without taking the bar examination. Each of these alternate routes has specific requirements which must be satisfied. Applicants are encouraged to review these rules carefully. Applicants for admission via an alternate route must still demonstrate good moral character pursuant to ORS 9.220.

All application forms for admission are available here.

Mandatory CLE Requirements for Comity Admission

All applicants for Comity Admission must take 15 credit hours of continuing legal education as approved by the Board.

Mandatory Subjects: At least two (2) credit hours must cover Legal Ethics (Oregon Code of Professional Responsibility) Four (4) credit hours must cover introductory Civil Procedure (Oregon State Court and United States District Court of Oregon local rules) At least three (3) hours must cover Oregon State Court civil procedure, emphasizing the unique aspects. Not more than one hour can be on United States District Court of Oregon local rules.

Elective Subjects: Nine (9) of the credit hours must be taken in one or more of the following subject fields emphasizing Oregon law, provided the credit hours have been accredited by the Oregon State Bar Minimum Continuing Legal Education Administrator. Oregon Administrative Law, Oregon Constitutional Law, Contracts, Corporations, Criminal Law and Procedure, Decendent's Estates, Oregon Domestic Relations, Employment Law, Evidence, Local Federal Court Practice and Procedure, Legal and Equitable Remedies, Oregon Legislation, Partnerships, Oregon Court Practice and Procedure, Real Property, Torts, Trusts, U.C.C. II - Sales, U.C.C. III - Negotiable Instruments/Commercial Paper, U.C.C. IX - Secured Transactions.

Applicants for Admission

Pursuant to RFA 6.10, as part of an applicants character and fitness review, each applicants 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 for Comity, Score Transfer, and House Counsel admission. The link below includes a list of applicants who have applied for the administration of the Uniform Bar Examination in Oregon. 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

July 2022 Applicants for Admission


The following names will expire on October 17, 2022:

Carol A. McCurry, Daetan B. Huck, Erik B. Bruce, Jose E. Gaitan, Kayla F. Goyette, Richard A. Levasseur, Ross C. Taylor, Vivienne A. Alpaugh

The following names will expire on Friday, November 11, 2022:

Alyson N. Beck, Christopher J. Stefancik, Deborah Y. Cho, Heidi J. Kim, James B. Quesenberry, Jay M. Harris, Jeremiah J. Burke, Joanna L. Knee, John Michael Rousseau Malek, Jonathan D. Ballard, Jonathan P. Goddard, Julia Mercedes Riggs, Kelly M. Ryan, Marissa P. Korbel, Martin C. Grilli, Mary E. Maerz, Matthew F. Palmer, Michael A. Akin, Miles B. Cooper, Misti M. Schmidt, Priscilla A. Parrett, Robert J. Sexton, Sarah Ann Morrisson, Steven P. Wittenberg, Warren A. Reiter

Score Transfer

The following names will expire on October 17, 2022:

Connor Diaz, Erin Suggs, George B. Handy, Jake Parker, Nicole C. Casey Taliah S. Ahdut

The following names will expire on Friday, November 11, 2022:

Christopher Blodgett, Jordan M. Roeske, Mariah N. Johnson, Michael B. Smith, Noah L. Wallis, Sebastien Jongbloets, Timothy Jason Bartels Bohl

Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) Transfer Information

MCLE Requirements for UBE Applicants (following admission):

MCLE Rule 1.8 provides that a person is a new admittee from the date of initial admission as an active member of the Oregon State Bar through the end of his or her first reporting period.

MCLE Rule 3.3(b) provides that new admittees shall complete 15 credit hours of accredited CLE activity in the first reporting period after admission as an active member, including two credit hours in ethics, and ten credit hours in practical skills. One of the ethics credit hours must be devoted to Oregon ethics and professionalism and four of the ten credits in practical skills must be devoted to Oregon practice and procedure. New admittees must also complete a three credit hour OSB-approved introductory course in access to justice. The MCLE Program Manager may waive the practical skills requirement for a new admittee who has practiced law in another jurisdiction for three consecutive years immediately prior to the member’s admission in Oregon, in which event the new admittee must complete ten hours in other areas. After a new admittee’s first reporting period, the requirements in Rule 3.2(a) shall apply.

Application Forms

Temporary Practice Application Forms

General Forms

Oath Form

Comity Info

Testing Accomodations

Provision of Legal Services Following Disaster (Not in Effect)

Annual Character & Fitness Statistics

Staff Contacts

Troy Wood
Regulatory Counsel, (503) 620-0222 ext. 310

Vickie Hansen
Admissions Coordinator, (503) 620-0222 ext. 419

Sarah Haugstad
Admissions Specialist, (503) 620-0222 ext. 364

Jenni Abalan
Admissions and Regulatory Services Assistant, (503) 620-0222 ext. 330

Brandi Norris
Regulatory Services Coordinator, (503) 620-0222 ext. 343

Board of Bar Examiners Members

Board of Bar Examiners Meeting Dates

Please note that the Board may transition to in-person meetings in the summer or fall.

9:00AM – 4:00PM
Zoom (Committee Mtgs.)
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
8:30AM – 12:30PM
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8:30AM – 12:30PM
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8:30AM – 12:30PM
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