Processing Complaints

Please Note:
Initial screening of all inquiries and complaints regarding lawyer conduct
is done by the Client Assistance Office, NOT Disciplinary Counsel's Office.

The following documents detail the specifics of the process for
filing a complaint or making an inquiry about a member's conduct.

Attorney Conduct and Processing Complaints

If You Have a Problem With Your Lawyer
Ethics Complaints and Lawyer Discipline
Submit an Ethics Complaint
Regarding an OSB Lawyer

Contacting the Client Assistance Office

Oregon State Bar
Client Assistance Office
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

(503) 620-0222 or toll free in Oregon (800) 452-8260


Disciplinary Counsel

Disciplinary Counsel staff investigate disciplinary complaints refered to it by the Client Assistance Office; provide staff support to the State Professional Responsibility Board including preparation of case reports and recommendations; oversee the investigation process of 16 Local Professional Responsibility Committees; prosecute formal disciplinary proceedings through trial and before the Supreme Court on review; and represent the Board of Governors and the Board of Bar Examiners in contested admission and reinstatement matters.

Regulatory Services

Regulatory Services staff process inactive transfers, reinstatement applications, good standing certificates, pro hac vice admission and respond to public record requests involving membership and disciplinary files.

Information regarding a member's current status, and whether he or she has been the subject of complaints or disciplinary action can be obtained by calling (503) 620-0222 ext. 394.

To order a certificate of good standing use this online fillable form.

Relevant Links for Regulatory Services

Status Changes FAQ
Status Change Forms
Reinstatement Applications
Pending Reinstatement Applications
Pro Hac Vice Information
Pro Hac Vice Forms
Certificates of Good Standing
Request for Review of Discipline Files

Contacting the Discipline Department

Oregon State Bar
Disciplinary Counsel’s Office
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

(503) 620-0222 or toll free in Oregon (800) 452-8260