Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JANUARY 2016

Bar News

OSB Deadline Day: Feb. 1

Oregon State Bar regulatory deadlines are approaching. Monday, Feb. 1 is the deadline for each of the following:

Membership fees for 2016 must be received in the bar office no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 to avoid an increase in fees. Postmarks are not relevant.

Status changes for 2016 are also due Feb. 1. More information on status changes can be found at http://www.osbar.org/fees/feeFAQ.html.

MCLE compliance reports for members whose reporting period ended Dec. 31, 2015 are due in the MCLE office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1. Reports may be submitted via email to mcle@osbar.org.

IOLTA certification must be reported by Feb. 1 to remain in good standing with the bar. Information on why this is required and how to submit your certification can be found at www.osbar.org/IOLTA/faq.html.

Get more information on which deadlines specifically apply to you (as well as information on how to pay dues, file reports, etc.) on the Member Dashboard at www.osbar.org.


2015 LRAP Applications Due April 15

The OSB Loan Repayment Assistance Program uses forgivable loans to help lawyers working in public service pay their student debt. The program offers loans in any amount up to $7,500. Participants selected will receive the forgivable loans for three years, as long as they stay in qualifying employment.

Many attorneys in public service face crushing debt, coupled with meager salaries. The program was created in 2006 to help repay the students loans of attorneys who have dedicated their careers to public service.

For more information, visit www.osbar.org/lrap or contact LRAP Coordinator Catherine Petrecca at cpetrecca@osbar.org or at (503) 431-6355.