Instructions for Appearance in Oregon Arbitration

To the original Certificate of Representation in Oregon Arbitration, which has been completed and signed by the out-of-state attorney, attach the following:

  1. An original, current (dated within three months) Certificate of Good Standing from the Bar association or highest court in the out-of-state attorney's home jurisdiction;

  2. A certificate of professional liability insurance covering the out-of-state attorney's practice of law in Oregon that includes policy limits and deductible amount, OR, a copy of the notice to the client that informs the client the out-of-state attorney has no such insurance, OR, proof the out-of-state attorney is employed as in-house counsel or as a government attorney, and therefore is exempt from the requirement to carry professional liability insurance; and

  3. A check made payable to the Oregon State Bar in the amount of $200.

Please refer to RPC 5.5 (e) for further information regarding these requirements.

The Certificate of Representation and all required attachments should be mailed to Regulatory Services at the Oregon State Bar, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR, 97281-1935. The attachments will be retained by the Bar. A copy of the Certificate of Representation must also be served upon the other parties to the arbitration and the arbitrator or arbitration service.

If you need further assistance, please contact Brandi Norris.