Oregon State Bar Bulletin APRIL 2015
Board of Governors Seeks New Members
Candidates are needed for the upcoming Board of Governors election. There are three vacant seats open to active bar members — two in Region 5 and one in Region 6.
If interested in serving, visit www.osbar.org/leadership/bog to download a candidate statement and to view frequently asked questions about the board. Candidate statements are due by May 12.
Loan Repayment Assistance Benefits Increased
The mission of the OSB Loan Repayment Assistance Program is to attract and retain public service lawyers by helping them pay their educational debt. Substantial educational debt can create a financial barrier to lawyers pursuing or continuing careers in public service law.
The Board of Governors has approved changes to the loan repayment assistance program, raising the salary cap to $65,000 and increasing the forgivable loan benefit to $7,500 per year for up to three years. As a result, more Oregon lawyers should qualify for repayment assistance.
For more information on the program and to find out if you qualify, visit www.osbar.org/lrap.
Are you are a lawyer in good standing who has been practicing for at least five years? Would you like to share your wisdom with a new lawyer and earn up to eight MCLE credits for your assistance? The New Lawyer Mentoring Program is actively seeking new mentors.
Visit www.osbar.org/nlmp to learn more about the program and apply to be a mentor. Your help could make a difference in the life of a new lawyer.