Reciprocity/UBE/House-Counsel 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 reciprocity 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 admissions@osbar.org




2021 February Exam



Exam Results available here

The admissions ceremony was held virtually at 1PM on May 27, 2021.


https://www.osbar.org/admissions/welcome

Please visit this webpage to see the virtual ceremony.




2021 July Exam


  • Exam Dates: July 27-28, 2021

  • Deadlines: April 15, 2021 (timely filing) & May 17, 2021 (late filing with $350 late fee).

  • TBD: Planning on an in-person test, basing guidance by the Oregon Health Authority closer to exam date.






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 Reciprocity Admission

All applicants for Reciprocity 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 applied for the July 2021 administration of the Uniform Bar Examination in Oregon. The Board of Bar Examiners requests that members examine this list and bring to the boards 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 Department, Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935. Correspondence can also be emailed to admissions@osbar.org.


July 2021 Applicants for Admission



Reciprocity

The following names will expire on October 1, 2021:

Armand Resto-Spotts, Denise Michelle Leard, Grant Nicholas Margeson Jeremiah Spencer Styles, Joanna Warren, Joshua Daniel Brittingham, Justin P. Atkins, Maria A. Espinosa, Mark S. Cullen, Michael K. Henson, Mubarak Fawwaz Abdur Raheem, Nicholas Francis Phillips, Peter Francis Barry, Peter McGillis Ritchie, Shaun Ove Callahan, Stephen F. Tee, Stephen M. Welles, Tara Marie O'Hanlon

The following names will expire on October 15, 2021:

Aaron William Fields, Byron P. Stevens, Craig P. Bingham, Laurie Giselle Fram, Matthew M. Hanna, Richard J. Austin



Score Transfer

The following names will expire on October 1, 2021:

Che Corrington, Courtney A. Groszhans, Cynthia Liang, Gabriel R. Newland, Grace Edith Carlson, Kari A. Ramos

The following names will expire on October 15, 2021:

Daniel T. Fox Jr., Joshua Bernard Levitt, Sydney M. Sullivan



House Counsel

The following names will expire on October 1, 2021:

Andrew Joseph Morgan, Casey Kernan Richter, Ramon Macias Garcia, William Edward Berner, Jr.



Law Teacher

The following names will expire on October 1, 2021:

Russell B. Mead







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




General Forms



Oath Form




Reciprocity Forms



Testing Accomodations




Provision of Legal Services Following Disaster (Not in Effect)



Annual Character & Fitness Statistics



Staff Contacts

Troy Wood
Regulatory Counsel

twood@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 ext. 310

Vickie Hansen
Admissions Coordinator

vhansen@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 ext. 419

Sarah Haugstad
Admissions Specialist

shaugstad@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 ext. 364

Sergio Hernandez
Admissions and Regulatory Services Assistant

shernandez@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 ext. 330

Brandi Norris
Regulatory Services Coordinator

bnorris@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 ext. 343




Board of Bar Examiners Members


Ms. Perini-Abbott, Joanna T    Chairperson
Hon. Skye, Kelly     Vice Chair
Ms. Kaufman, Lissa K    Member
Mr. Isaak, Misha     Member
Mr. Bofferding, Todd E    Member
Ms. Tuttle, Stephanie J    Member
McLeod-Skinner, Cassandra C    Member
Ms. Wong, Caroline M    Member
Hon. Franco Lucero, Angela M    Member
Ms. Matthews, Kendra M    Member
Mr. Slauson, Michael J    Member
Mr. Warren, Ernest     Member
Mr. Hunt, Ryan     BOG Contact
Green, Randall     Public Member
Kolbell, Richard     Public Member




Board of Bar Examiners Meeting Dates


3/25/2021
Thursday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
4/23/2021
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
5/21/2021
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
6/25/2021
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
8/26/2021
Thursday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
9/17/2021
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
10/22/2021
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
11/19/2021
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting