July 2023 Oregon Bar Exam Applicants

The Oregon State Bar has a new online application portal developed exclusively for July 2023 exam takers. The portal is our first web-based bar exam application. July 2023 applicants can apply for the bar exam exclusively through this portal. All other admission applications and admission functions will continue to use this page as the primary source of information for applicants.

Seeking Public Comment on New Model of Bar Examination

The Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon State Bar Board of Bar Examiners (BBX) seek public and bar member input on a new method of examination for applicants to the Oregon State Bar. The Supervised Practice Portfolio Examination (SPPE), will be an apprentice-based model followed by the examination by the BBX of a portfolio of work-product to assess minimum competence. It will be offered in addition to the traditional Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). More information is 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.

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 admissions@osbar.org.

February 2023 Bar Exam Applicants


The following names will expire on Monday, April 10, 2023:

Bjorn C. S. Roos, Curt K. Brown, Dan H. Oliner, Daniel C. Sharpe, Ethan D. Kirschner, Frank W. Streng, Janis Wood Preslar, Jason A. Ross, Jeffrey B. Grant, Jennifer M. Howard, Jerica L. Peters, Joseph P. Chenchar, Kevin A. Yolken, Minney Thind, Nicholas A. Dagenhart, Patty M. Flynn, Richard T. Egger, Roya Z. Bahrami, Samuel N. Jackson, Sanny L. Kataoka, Stephen B. Litchfield, Vallera Keturah Joyner Johnson, Wenxin Lu, Zachary J. Riedel

The following names will expire on Thursday, May 4, 2023:

Amy E. Potter, Anthony P. Raimondo, Brittany A. Vulcan, Cameron D. Young, Christopher N. Elnicki, Colleen A. Lovejoy, Danielle J. Richardson, David A. Perez,, Farron D. Curry, Frederic J. Moll, Howard C. Kim, James F. Williams, Joseph M. Levy, Julia R. Woods, Kristin E. Charbonnier, Lars E. Johansson, Michael B. McDonald, Michael W. Chaloupka, Rebecca A. Coltharp

Score Transfer

The following names will expire on Monday, April 10, 2023:

Andres Martinez, Caleb J. Coon, Hannah M. Lee, Katherine Rozsa, Matthew P. Crusen, Skye Walker, Skyler M. Schrader

The following names will expire on Thursday, May 4, 2023:

Alayna Piwonski, Celine Amini, Chase R. Mayer, Jonathan D. Mahoney, Michael P. Clardy

Other Applicants

The following names will expire on Monday, April 10, 2023:

Michael R. Holman, Peter C. Harman

The following names will expire on Thursday, May 4, 2023:

Adam S. Ross, Lisa M. Jurinka

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

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

Sarah Haugstad
Admissions Specialist

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

Jenni Abalan
Admissions and Regulatory Services Assistant

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

Board of Bar Examiners Members

Ms. Tuttle, Stephanie J    Chairperson
Dr. Rosilez, Anthony J    Vice Chair
Ms. Perini-Abbott, Joanna T    Member
Ms. Matthews, Kendra M    Member
Mr. Ujifusa, Glen H    Member
Hon. Skye, Kelly     Member
McLeod-Skinner, Cassandra C    Member
Ms. Doornink, Christy Amber    Member
Hon. Franco Lucero, Angela M    Member
Ms. Smith, Adrian Tobin    Member
Hon. Alarcon, Jacqueline Lizeth    Member
Mr. Slauson, Michael J    Member
Ms. Donaldson, Lee Ann     BOG Contact
Corey, David     Public Member
Kolbell, Richard     Public Member

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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8:30AM – 12:30PM
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