News and Events
Seeking Comment on Proposed Rules for Licensed Paralegal Program
The Board of Governors recently accepted a comprehensive report on development of a program to license qualified paralegals to provide limited legal services to clients in family law and landlord/tenant cases. The Oregon State Bar now seeks comment on proposed Rules for Admission, Rules of Professional Conduct, MCLE Rules and Bar Rules of Procedure. Background and the proposed rules can be found here, and comments should be sent by June 6, 2022 to email@example.com.
Seeking Comment on Proposed Comity Rule
On Friday, May 20, the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners approved a proposed Comity Rule that would revise the way the OSB admits licensed attorneys from other jurisdictions. The rule would expand the jurisdictions to which admission could be granted without having taken the Oregon bar exam, but with an active law license in one or more United States jurisdictions. The BBX seeks member and public comment on the proposal, prior to its presentation to the Board of Governors on June 24. Any change would require the approval of the Oregon Supreme Court.
MCLE Deadline 5:00 p.m. May 31, 2022
For those whose MCLE reporting period ended April 30, 2022, your deadline to electronically certify and submit your report is 5:00 p.m. May 31, 2022. For more information and answers to FAQs, click here.
OSB Announces New Email System
Early this year, the OSB began a transition to a new email system, which will allow members more control over content received from the bar. Members may need to update their systems to allow the most critical emails to come through. More information is here.
Oregon Supreme Court Approves Amendments to Rules for Admission
On November 16, the Oregon Supreme Court approved several amendments to the Rules for Admission (RFAs), effective on January 1, 2022. The amendments will affect primarily out-of-state applicants and Certified Law Students. Click here for details.
Resources for landlords and tenants
The OSB is regularly updating its legal information for landlords and tenants in this rapidly changing environment. Click here for more information.
Oregon State Bar Public Meetings
Click here for notice of upcoming public meetings pursuant to ORS 192.640. Please note that meetings are subject to change or cancellation, and may be amended during the course of the month. To confirm a meeting, call the OSB Center at (503) 620-0222.
For the latest information on current State and Federal court vacancies, including selection processes, please visit our Judicial Vacancies page. This page also includes information on recent judicial appointments.
Unified Bars and Federal Litigation
Currently there are multiple challenges across the country to the legitimacy or legality of unified bars. More information, including what these challenges could mean for the OSB, is available here.