FEBRUARY EXAMINEES

We are communicating exclusively with February examinees through the emails registered with the Admissions Department. Check your emails for exam information.


LATE FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED – SEATING LIMIT SET

Pursuant to RFA 4.05(5), the Chair of the Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners has extended the late filing deadline for the February 2021 Remote UBE. The new deadline will be noon (12:00 p.m. PST) on December 31, 2020. Applications must be submitted via the related SmartSheet. Payment of fees must be for the correct amount and received prior to the submission of the application in the SmartSheet. October retakers need only pay the application fee. Applicants who did not take the October bar exam must pay the application fee and the late fee. Additionally, pursuant to CJO 20-09, to ensure that the processing and grading capacities of the board are not exceeded, the Chair will limit the number of additional exam takers to 40 applicants.

The February 2021 SmartSheet will be turned off, and no additional applications or payments will be processed, once the 40th application is received or the deadline has passed, whichever occurs first.


FEBRUARY 2021 EXAM ANNOUNCEMENT

The February 2021 Oregon Bar Exam will be a remote-only Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), pursuant to Oregon Supreme Court Order (CJO) 20-031. Per the NCBE’s remote UBE requirements, we will use ExamSoft as our exam software vendor. Applicants will be required to register with ExamSoft in order to use ExamSoft’s Examplify platform. Applicants are responsible for their own equipment, and must ensure that the computer they test with meets the minimum system requirements (MSRs) of Examplify, which you can find at this link: https://examsoft.com/resources/examplify-minimum-system-requirements. Please note that new Apple products using Apple’s M1 chips are not supported. At this same link, you will find links to instructions on determining whether your computer meets the MSRs, and directions on how to ensure that you have the correct administrator rights to use the program. If you have questions about Examplify’s MSRs, please DO NOT contact the admissions staff. Instead, contact ExamSoft through their tech support chat at the aforementioned link or call them at 866-429-8889 ext. 1. The exam will consist of eight 90-minute sessions held over two days (four sessions each day).

Applicants are responsible for their own exam environment. If you are concerned about securing a quiet and private exam environment with adequate internet connectivity, you should reach out to your law school for possible solutions. In the alternative, if you will be testing remotely from within Oregon, you can also contact Oregon Women Lawyers via email at owlspresident@oregonwomenlawyers.org to see if a local law firm has office space available for applicants.

The application for February 2021 is now available in our Admissions Forms Library. All applications must be submitted via the related SmartSheet. The timely filing deadline was November 16, 2020. The late filing deadline is presently December 15, 2020, and the late filing fee is $350. This late filing deadline may be extended by the BBX chair, and if such an extension is granted, the new deadline will be posted on the admissions home page. Please also note that per CJO 20-09, applicants who failed the October 2020 bar exam will not be asked to pay the late filing fee for the February 2021 exam so long as their applications are received before the late filing deadline.

Out-of-State applicants: Oregon does not require examinee applicants to affirm that they intend to practice in Oregon; however, all non-OSB-member examinee applicants must complete the aforementioned February 2021 Bar Exam Application.


OCTOBER 2020 REMOTE BAR EXAM APPLICANTS

The Admissions Department sent the October 2020 remote exam results to individual examinees on November 24, 2020 (the Notice) at the address provided in their exam application. This was to give successful applicants a head start on their job search and unsuccessful applicants sufficient time to reapply for February 2021. The exam results will be published on the Bar's website on December 4, 2020. The virtual Admissions Ceremony for successful applicants will be held on December 23, 2020, which is the first day that successful applicants can submit their oath to the Oregon Supreme Court. Information about the ceremony, and how to become a member of the bar, were included in the successful applicant's Notice.

Oregon entered into Memorandums of Understandings (MOUs) with the following jurisdictions (cut score): Connecticut (266), Illinois (266), Kentucky (264), Maryland (266), Massachusetts (270), New Hampshire (270), New Jersey (266), New York (266), Ohio (270), Tennessee (270), Vermont (270) and Washington, D.C. (266). Pursuant to those MOUs, we will send applicant scores to each jurisdiction for which they qualify. The scores will be transmitted on the same day we publicly announce the bar results (December 4, 2020). If you wish to apply to one of the MOU jurisdictions, you should work on your application for that jurisdiction sooner rather than later, but recognize that the jurisdiction will not know that your score qualifies for admission until after December 4, 2020. Please do not contact the Admissions Department regarding the contents of this announcement. All questions will be answered in the Notice.


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 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, regsvcs@osbar.org, 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.
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 Dates: February 23-24, 2021

  • Deadlines: November 16 (timely filing) & December 15 (late filing with $350 late fee).


Applicants for February 2021 Bar Exam
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, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., PO Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935.

Bar Exam Applicants












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 applicant's character and fitness review, each applicants name must be published at least 45 days prior to admission. In compliance with this rule, below are lists of applicants who applied for admission. 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

The following names will expire on March 22, 2021:

Daniel A. Youngblut, Daniel P. Neisess, Diane E. Ingram, Evan R. Aronson, Jared S. Goodman, Kevin C. Canty, Laura E. Gage, Meghan Gavin, Nicholas N. Uren, Philippe A. Knab, Sabrina R. Owen, Scott A. Hooper

The following names will expire on April 12, 2021:

Alice C. Serko, Charles P. Rullman III, Cindy M. Lin, Graham S. Ravdin, Justin E. Hebenstreit,, Kathleen D. Long, Kelly M. Woodward, Kimberly D. Maloney, Kimberly I. McCaughey Drake, Mary C. Butler, Melissa K. Roeder, Michael K. Porter, Molly Tack-Hooper, Robert L. Forkner



UBE Transfer Score

The following names will expire on March 22, 2021:

Amelia S. Kennedy-Smith, Daniel M. Huynh, Foster A. Ford, Joseph P. Evans, Maureen T. Patrigani, Robert R. Parker Jr.

The following names will expire on April 12, 2021:

Craig B. Streit, Jameson N.K. Acoba, Kimberly M. Willis, Priscilla A. Shaikh, Sophiko Geguchadze, Sydney M. McFarlin



House Counsel

The following names will expire on March 22, 2021:

Aletheia M. Orphanidys, Christopher C. Magill

The following names will expire on April 12, 2021:

Elizabeth Mary Ann Colvin, Hugh J. Pasika






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