Admissions Tickets Sent & New Pass Score for July 2021 Exam

Admissions Tickets were sent via email to July 2021 examinees earlier today. These contain the following information: 1) examinee ID numbers, NCBE numbers, exam room and seat assignments, together with staging area assignments (where applicable); 2) links to exam schedules; 3) links to exam site maps; and 4) links to exam instructions for both days of the exam.

As all of the information in item 1) above is necessary for the exam, and no cell phones are allowed in any exam area, examinees MUST print a hard copy of their Admissions Ticket and bring it to the exam. Items 2) – 4) above will be provided to examinees in hard copy form at their assigned seat, but examinees are welcome to print off items 2) and 3) to make sure they arrive at their assigned staging area assignment on time. If an examinee has not received their admission ticket, they should check their junk mail. If the examinee still cannot locate their admission ticket, they must immediately contact the Admissions Department at

Today, the Oregon Supreme Court issued SCO 21-024, which set a new pass score for the Oregon Bar Exam of 270, beginning with the upcoming July 2021 bar exam. The old pass score was 274.


All communications from the Oregon State Bar Admissions Department and the Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners will come via email or US Regular Mail. We communicate through no other means. Check your email and your junk/spam folder regularly to ensure that you stay informed.

In-Person Exam Approved

On May 21, 2021, the OSB Board of Bar Examiners approved hosting an in-person bar exam, to be held on July 27 and 28, 2021. The exam will be held at the Red Lion Hotel — Jantzen Beach and other sites, as needed for social distancing. We intend to follow many of the same safety protocols followed last year, except as modified with the guidance provided from the Oregon Health Authority. All applicants will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing throughout the exam. Applicants will be made aware of their site and seating assignments as sites come under contract and the exam plan is finalized.

July 27 – 28, 2021 EXAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Statement from the OSB Board of Bar Examiners –
Maximum Seating Capacity Set & Member Seating Offered

3-26-2021 Statement from the OSB Board of Bar Examiners on Planning an In-Person July Exam

The July 2021 Oregon State Bar Exam Application is now available in the OSB Admissions Forms Library. All applications must be submitted via the related SmartSheet link. The timely filing deadline to apply for the July exam is April 15, 2021. Applications received after that date must include a late filing fee of $350. Applicants who did not take the February 2021 exam, and are seeking testing accommodations under the ADA, must submit a request with their application no later than April 15, 2021. The late filing deadline for the July exam is May 17, 2021. This late filing deadline may be extended by the BBX chair, which would be posted promptly on the admissions homepage.

Oregon plans to host an in-person exam for July 2021. However, this may change based on guidance by the Oregon Health Authority as we get closer to the exam date. If the data suggests that a remote exam is the only safe option, the Board will change the test type when that becomes apparent. Applicants should be prepared for either exam. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to require flexibility and contingency planning, we are committed to communicating changes in a timely manner. Applicants should review the admissions homepage often; new policies will be posted as they become official.

Per CJO 20-09, applicants who failed the February 2021 bar exam, may file an application after the April deadline without having to pay a late fee, but their applications must be received before the late filing deadline. Applicants who received accommodations for the February 2021 exam, and are seeking those same accommodations for the July 2021 exam, may file their accommodation request form with their application by the late filing deadline.

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

2021 February Exam

Exam Results available here

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

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

July 2021 Applicants for Admission


The following names will expire on August 12, 2021:

Angelina Z. Bradley, Aubry A. Menish, Brett R. Beetham, Dana G. Walton-Macaulay, Douglas S. Oles, Gregor A. Hensrude, Honore A. Arias, John M. Scheppach, Jonathan P. Edwards, Krishna A. Walker, Leilani R. Beaver, Mark D. Hesiak, Sydney L. Haller, Tamara E. Scull

The following names will expire on August 29, 2021:

Alison E. Lackey, Christopher J. Allwein, Evan A. Creutz, Forrest J. Heyman, Hakop Jack Mkhitarian, Heather Busby, Heather L. Davis, Mary K. Kyle-Castelli, Robert L. Gillette II, Sarah King, Sean D. Wisman, Thomas J. Henager

Score Transfer

The following names will expire on August 12, 2021:

Brandon E. Mahrt, Charles W. Hamilton, Erin E. Hogan-Freemole, Klien D M Hilliard, Miles D. Killingsworth, Tanner J. Fiske

The following names will expire on August 29, 2021:

Elizabeth Lewis, Nathan Alexander Mungo

House Counsel

The following names will expire on August 12, 2021:

Baris Emek Sunat Tatar, Eric Fleisig-Greene, Geoff S. Morris

The following names will expire on August 29, 2021:

Mina M. Morkos, Pablo Gonzalez Bringas

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, (503) 620-0222 ext. 310

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

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

Sergio Hernandez
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

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

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