“Member Seating” Available for July 2021 UBE

As a courtesy to current Oregon State Bar members, the Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners will offer member seating for the July bar exam to members who are interested in attaining a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) score. To be eligible, you must have been admitted prior to July 2017, or through a means other than a UBE score (earned in Oregon or other jurisdiction). You do not qualify if you have already taken a UBE exam but have not received a score; or if you already satisfy the admission requirements of the jurisdiction to which you will transfer your score. The deadline for filing a member-seating application is May 17, 2021.

Member seating is not guaranteed and will not supplant non-member applications. Instead, once all non-member seats have been awarded, member applications will be processed on a first-come/first-serve basis until the 500-seat capacity is reached. Once capacity is reached, seating and fee collection will close. The application fee for current members is $750. Any application fees processed for members who are not awarded seats will be refunded. If the transactions were not processed, they will be cancelled.

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) maintains all UBE scores. We will report all July 2021 exam scores to the NCBE. However, the results of the July UBE will not affect any member’s current membership or status with the Oregon State Bar. Members who achieve a UBE score of 274 or higher will have their names published in September with the rest of the passing July exam takers; however, we will not publish the names of anyone with a score lower than 274.

More information is available on the Member Seating Application form.

Completed forms must be submitted via the SmartSheet link here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/74b9b8464e8644f294ebc6bf49bc32bf



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.


FEBRUARY 2021 BAR EXAM APPLICANTS

The results of the February Bar Exam will be posted on the Admissions Homepage at 2PM on April 23, 2021. We will try to send the official results via US Regular Mail prior to this date, but we cannot promise that applicants will receive them prior to the publication on the Homepage. Applicants who have moved since submitting their February Bar Application should notify the Admissions Department of their new address via email to admissions@osbar.org. Official bar results will be sent to applicants at the address on file as of April 16, 2021. If you notify the bar of your address change after that date, you will need to wait for your mail to be forwarded. Under no circumstances, should applicants contact the Admissions Department or other Oregon State Bar staff to inquire about their results until after May 7, 2021.


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 Results available here

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


https://www.osbar.org/admissions/welcome

Please visit this webpage on or after May 27, 2021 to see the virtual ceremony.




2021 July Exam


  • Exam Dates: July 26-27, 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.

ReBar Program

If you are retaking the bar exam, consider applying for ReBar 2021. More information and application can be found here (here should link to If you are retaking the bar exam, consider applying for ReBar 2021. More information and an application can be found here.






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 May 7, 2021:

Andrew A. Sandgren, Benjamin D. Ingram, Guy L. Watts II, Jason Charles Harby, Jean H. Dunkirk, Jon T. Givens, Joseph M. Winsby, Karl R. Neumann, Laura P. Hansen, Marcus T. Brown, Mikal C. Watts, Paul S. Stewart, Peter D. Lepsch, Sean P. O'Connor, William P. Jacobson III

The following names will expire on May 27, 2021:

Anna-Rose Mathieson, Bonnie B. Marino-Blair, Brett H. Ramsaur, David T. Hailey, Derek Angus Lee, Falin M. McKenzie, Jeffrey R. Wilson, Julie V. Tong, Matthew J. Kaufmann, Sarah E. Molinoff, Thomas A. Carr, Timothy J.Gifford, Vanessa V. Willis



Score Transfer

The following names will expire on May 7, 2021:

Brennan D.M. Wortmann, Daniel A. Zwick, Jack T. Carrera

The following names will expire on May 27, 2021:

Abby Swanson, Alannah K. Frantz, Audrey C. Chambers, Craig T. Momberg Jr., Daniel R. Miller, Halan T. Mechling, Jacqueline M. Leahy, Jordan M. Cash, Kaytlin L. Carlson, Kristen M. Morgan, Maya M. Heim, Sean R. Belecher



House Counsel

The following names will expire on May 27, 2021:

Brendan P. Brown, Davletshina O. Vasilievna, Daniel R. Peterbaugh, Lauren C. Thomas






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