News and Events
OSB Job Opening: Assistant Disciplinary Counsel - Investigation
The Oregon State Bar is looking for someone to provide counsel to the Bar in the evaluation, investigation, and, where appropriate, negotiated resolution of ethics complaints made against Oregon lawyers.
OSB Job Opening: Assistant Disciplinary Counsel - Litigation
The Oregon State Bar is looking for someone to provide counsel to the Bar in the evaluation, investigation, and litigation through trial and appeal of ethics complaints made against Oregon lawyers. Details are available here.
Filing Deadline for ABA and OSB House of Delegates Candidates – March 20
The Oregon State Bar is currently seeking candidates interested in serving on the ABA and OSB House of Delegates. There are two open seats for the ABA HOD and openings in each region for the OSB HOD. More information and the relevant forms are available here.
Board of Governors Vacancies – File by May 12
Four seats are up for election to the OSB Board of Governors. Relevant forms and information are available here.
Oregon Chief Justice Issues Rule Limiting Courthouse Arrests
On the recommendation of the Uniform Trial Court Rules (UTCR) Committee, Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters today enacted a rule that prohibits civil arrests in state courthouses unless the arresting agency has a judicial arrest warrant. The rule was adopted following a request to prohibit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from making arrests in courthouses acting only on their own administrative warrants.
The UTCR Committee reviewed a proposal to ban civil arrests without a judicial warrant both in courthouses and when people are in transit to or from court proceedings. The final rule reflects the Committee’s recommendation and prohibits non-judicial arrests only in court facilities or their vicinity (including entryways, sidewalks, and parking lots).
The rule does not require judges to take any specific enforcement action, but also does not limit their ability to enforce this rule or other law. The rule will be posted for public comment in mid-December and reviewed again by the UTCR Committee in April 2020. Once posted, people wishing to comment on the rule can do so here: https://www.courts.oregon.gov/programs/utcr/committee/Pages/default.aspx.
Unified Bar Q&A
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.
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.