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.
Admissions does not handle certain transactions. Links follow to assist you with these processes:
- Address Changes – OSB members seeking to update their contact information may do so via email, or mailing a form to the bar, or logging in to the website.
- Pro Hac Vice admission – Information is available here and forms are available here. Questions? Contact the Regulatory Services Coordinator, email@example.com, or 503-620-0222, ext. 343.
2019 July Exam
Unofficial results of the July 2019 bar exam will be available Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Results will be posted on this website, and physically posted at the OSB Center and the Oregon Supreme Court. All successful and eligible exam applicants will be sent a detailed packet of information on the admission ceremony, bar membership, bar number, the New Lawyer Mentoring Program and other relevant information.
The admissions ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium on the Willamette University campus in Salem. (Map) (Oath of Office)
2019 February Exam
All successful and eligible exam applicants will receive a letter including information on the admission ceremony, bar membership, bar number, the New Lawyer Mentoring Program and other relevant information. The admissions ceremony is on May 23, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium on the Willamette University campus in Salem.
Successful applicants who can not attend the ceremony may be sworn-in separately, though not before May 23. You may contact staff after April 26 for details.
(Willamette Campus Map) (Oath of Office) (Registration Form).
Please contact the office of the Board of Bar Examiners with any questions.
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.
Qualifying jurisdictions for reciprocity with Oregon
- District Of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- Virgin Islands
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
The following have applied for admission under the Pro Bono, Reciprocity, House Counsel, Foreign Law Consultant or Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) 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 Department, Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935.
Reciprocity: Adam Michael Forest, Brian Simmonds Marshall, Chris Parker Reilly, Christina Anne Mecklenborg, David Laurence Zifkin, David Victor Andersen, Dawn Marie Coulson, James Crawford Miller, James Isaac Vance Berry, Jenna Constance Gamble Bailey, Joe Marcel Tenorio, Jonathan Andrew George, Kirk Lee Dobbins, Kirk Nevada Walker, Laura T. Morse, Lisa Marie Ward, Nancy Anne Brownstein, Patricia A. Laughman, Peter G. DePrimo, Rebecca Marie Babarsky, Sarah Rayington Monkton, Stephanie Scheier Andersen, Susan Maura Ulrich, Thomas Erskine Ice, Tye Gonser, Vanessa Mae Soma, Wendy Miki Glaus, William Richard McBride.
House Counsel: Dominique Chantale Alepin, Gabriel Merced Parra, Gregory Cody Ellis, James Lee Brannen, Katia Nicole Alcantar, Laurie Michelle Charrington, Ann Metler, William Henry Resch.
UBE Transfer Score: Alysia Kozlowski, Ryan David Jahn, Sara Josephine Brennan, Xavier Andres Campos.
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.
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Board of Bar Examiners
|Ms. Wong, Caroline M||Chairperson|
|Ms. Franco Lucero, Angela M||Vice Chair|
|Mr. Bofferding, Todd E||Member|
|Mr. Casper, Michael A||Member|
|Mr. Isaak, Misha||Member|
|McLeod-Skinner, Cassandra C||Member|
|Ms. Perini-Abbott, Joanna T||Member|
|Hon. Ryan, Thomas M||Member|
|Hon. Skye, Kelly||Member|
|Mr. Slauson, Michael J||Member|
|Ms. Tuttle, Stephanie J||Member|
|Mr. Warren, Ernest||Member|
|Green, Randall||Public Member|
|Kolbell, Richard||Public Member|
|Ms. Nordyke, Vanessa A||BOG Contact|