Amendments to the Rules for Admission of Attorneys

1) On October 22, 2018, the Oregon Supreme Court approved an amendment to the Rules for Admission - Rule 7.05. The amendment creates one expiration deadline of 36 months for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), regardless of the application type. Additionally, an applicant already admitted in another jurisdiction where passage of the MPRE is required does not need to retake the MPRE, so long as the applicant has substantially and continuously engaged in the practice of law for at least 12 months in that jurisdiction. This amended rule will become effective November 1, 2018.  A copy of the relevant Order Amending the Oregon Rules for Admission of Attorneys can be found here. A new version of the Rules for Admission of Attorneys will be published on this webpage on November 1, 2018.

2) The Oregon Supreme Court has adopted two amendments to the Rules for Admission of Attorneys that will become effective August 1, 2018. The first amendment increases the application fee by $125. Beginning August 1, 2018, the application fee will be $750. The second amendment removes the requirement that reciprocal admission applicants have passed a bar exam in a jurisdiction that has reciprocity with the Oregon State Bar and replaces it with a requirement that reciprocal applicants have passed a bar exam in another United States jurisdiction. A copy of the Order Amending Oregon Rules for Admission of Attorneys 4.10 and 15.05 can be found here. A new version of the Rules for Admission of Attorneys and a new Reciprocal Application will be published on this webpage on August 1, 2018.

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 transactions. Links follow to assist you with these processes:

  1. 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.
  2. Pro Hac Vice admissionInformation is available here and forms are available here. Questions? Contact the Regulatory Services Coordinator,, or 503-620-0222, ext. 343.

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.
Exam Security Software - The Oregon State Bar has a new Exam Security Software vendor, ILG Technologies. Applicants wishing to take the Oregon Bar Exam on their personal laptop will need to register for ILG Exam 360® software. You will register with ILG Technologies directly. Instructions for registration will be sent out sometime following the late filing deadline (December 15, 2018).
Applicant Address Changes - Current admissions applicants wishing to update their contact information may do so via e-mail to the Admissions Department at

2018 July Exam

Exam Results available here

All successful and eligible exam applicants will be sent a letter including 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 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium on the Willamette University campus in Salem, Oregon. Successful applicants who can not attend the ceremony may be sworn-in separately, though not before October 4.

(Willamette Campus Map) (Oath of Office)

Please contact the office of the Board of Bar Examiners with any questions.

2019 February Exam

  • Exam Dates: February 26-27, 2019

  • Deadlines: November 15 (timely filing) & December 15 (late filing with $350 late fee).

  • Location:
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    1000 NE Multnomah St
    Portland, OR 97232
    Telephone: (503) 281-6111

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

The following have applied for admission under the reciprocity, house counsel, law teacher rules or UBE transfer. 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 Director, Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935.

Reciprocity: Ryan John Armentrout; Mark Anthony Basurto; Chad William Beck; Catherine Ann Becker; Michael Joseph Blade; Carole Marie Bosch; Daniel Andrew Brown; Carolyn Gross Buppert; Brandon Revere Carroll; Deanna Jen-Yen Chang; Salvatore Joseph DeTraglia III; Shane Trevor Devins; Ronald Dole Digesti; Michael George Distefano; Joseph Curtis Edmondson; Caleb Elliott Ginsberg; Drew Holton Glassroth; Maeve Evelyn Goodbody; Sean Emmet Patrick Goodbody; Steven Winn Gutke; Sarah Irene Hale; Jennifer Joy Hammitt; John Pinckney Harloe III; Laura Jo Hauber; Dylan Emmett Jackson; Diana Teresa Jimenez; Christopher Lester Johnson; Sunny S. Kakwani; Kevin Maxwell Kiely; Karen S. Kool Grending; Kelly Elizabeth MacBeth; Brett Thomas MacIntyre; Joel Rodger Curtis Mattson; Benjamin Paul Melnick; Patrick James Mercurio; Connor James Moran; Melissa Lynn O’Connor; Shelley Renee Porter Connon; Katherine Lee Rowe; Rachel Alyson Rubin; John Ross Seward; Ashley Jane Sherwood; Edward Andrew Stone; John Riley Vacek; Daira Silvija Waldenberg.

House Counsel: Julie Katlin Blindauer; Corinne Margaret Burt; Andrew James Centybear; Jeslyn Abkowitz Everitt; Arthur Egbert Fisher; Eric Devin Lundgren; Roy Leonard Lundin

UBE Transfer Score: Judd Eban Cohen; Ian Frank Hopkins; Kelly Hiromi Oshiro

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

Staff Contacts

Troy Wood
Admissions Director, (503) 620-0222 ext. 310

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

Tanya Brodsky
Admissions Specialist, (503) 620-0222 ext. 364

Sergio Hernandez
Admissions Specialist, (503) 620-0222 ext. 330

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