Provisional License Program: February 2022 Bar Exam

During the administration of the February 2022 Oregon State Bar Examination, the HVAC system at the hosting venue malfunctioned, resulting in cold temperatures for most test takers. The Oregon Supreme Court in May adopted several remedial measures, including development of a Provisional License Program to allow applicants from this cohort who had a score of 264 or below an alternative method to demonstrate minimum competency. This program will be presented to the Oregon Supreme Court at its July public meeting. An Executive Summary of the proposal 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.




There are several routes to admission with the Oregon State Bar, primarily through the bar exam and comity 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 admissions@osbar.org




2022 February Exam



Exam Results available here



2022 July Exam


Results of the July 2022 bar exam will be available Friday, September 23rd at 2PM.

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 13th at 1:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium on the Willamette University campus in Salem.




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.


July 2022 Applicants for Admission



Comity

The following names will expire on August 25, 2022:

Francisco M. Zavala, Irvine Nicolas Corbett, Jessica M. Andrade, Kent W. Bailey, Paola Patricia Bergauer, Peter Hisken, Richard C. Williams, Robert S. Lewis, Shain R. Corey

The following names will expire on Monday, September 26, 2022:

Aaron I. Engle, Andrew R. Wood, Angela A. Hill, Anne H. Ajayi, Ben Lewis, Christine E. Nicholas, Christopher B. Huong, Darren P. Mayberry, Jennifer Deng, Merle S. Elliott, Molly A. Hage, Phillip E. Holden, Todd Warrington Arnold



Score Transfer

The following names will expire on August 25, 2022:

Geoffrey C. Wickes, Gregory John Barro, Meghan N. Higday, Thomas C. Allgood, Victor Xu

The following names will expire on Monday, September 26, 2022:

Alexander Hagel, Anna L. Bergstrom, Callie A. Lee, David P. Papiez, Emma R. Christopherson, Gurpreet K. Dhatt, Jorge Sagarra, Joseph G. Camper, Morgan P. Cartwright, Sarah L. Trautman, Trenton D. Hatherill







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

Vickie Hansen
Admissions Coordinator

vhansen@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 ext. 419

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

Brandi Norris
Regulatory Services Coordinator

bnorris@osbar.org, (503) 620-0222 ext. 343




Board of Bar Examiners Members


Ms. Matthews, Kendra M    Chairperson
Ms. Wong, Caroline M    Vice Chair
Ms. Kaufman, Lissa K    Member
Mr. Warren, Ernest     Member
Dr. Rosilez, Anthony J    Member
Hon. Skye, Kelly     Member
McLeod-Skinner, Cassandra C    Member
Ms. Perini-Abbott, Joanna T    Member
Hon. Franco Lucero, Angela M    Member
Ms. Smith, Adrian Tobin    Member
Ms. Tuttle, Stephanie J    Member
Mr. Slauson, Michael J    Member
Mr. Cauble, Christopher     BOG Contact
Green, Randall     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.


3/23/2022
Wednesday
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Zoom (Committee Mtgs.)
3/24/2022
Thursday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
4/22/2022
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
5/20/2022
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
6/24/2022
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom Meeting
8/25/2022
Thursday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
TBA
9/16/2022
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
TBA
10/21/2022
Friday
8:30AM – 12:30PM
TBA