All active members with a principal office address in Region 8 will gain access to their ballot through the member dashboard beginning October 2. Voting will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on October 16, 2023.
Your region is determined by the location of your principal office. Refer to the map below to determine your region eligibility. More information about current board members is available here.
The Board of Governors governs the bar, determines the general policies of the bar and approves its budget each year. The Chief Executive Officer, appointed by and acting under the supervision of the Board, implements, administers and supervises the bar's operation and program activities.
The Oregon State Bar is governed by a Board of Governors consisting of fifteen active members of the bar elected from eight regions, four members of the public appointed by the board, and the non-voting position of Immediate Past-President.
Pursuant to ORS 9.080(1), the board is charged with the executive functions of the state bar and "shall at all times direct its power to serve the public interest by: (a) Regulating the legal profession and improving the quality of legal services; (b) Supporting the judiciary and improving the administration of justice; and (c) Advancing a fair, inclusive and accessible justice system.” The board has authority to "adopt, alter, amend and repeal bylaws and to adopt new bylaws containing provisions for the regulation and management of the affairs of the state bar not inconsistent with law."