Form A Resignation


OSB Rules of Procedure – Rule 9.1 Resignation

“An attorney may resign membership in the Bar by filing with Disciplinary Counsel a resignation that shall be effective only on acceptance by the Supreme Court. If no charges, allegations or instances of alleged misconduct involving the attorney are under investigation by the Bar, and no disciplinary proceedings are pending against the attorney, the resignation must be on the form set forth in BR 13.6. If charges, allegations, or instances of alleged misconduct involving the attorney are under investigation by the Bar, or if disciplinary proceedings are pending against the attorney, the resignation must be on the form set forth in BR 13.7.”




Members no longer wishing to practice law in Oregon may voluntarily resign their membership by completing and returning the designated form. The form is reviewed for eligibility and forwarded to the Oregon Supreme Court for approval. Attorneys may not resign Form A if they have a complaint pending with the Client Assistance Office or Disciplinary Counsel’s office.

Members are not able to request an effective date for the resignation but any form received on or before January 31st will be considered timely received for compliance purposes. Members who submit their resignation form prior to January 31st will owe no membership fees for the year, have no obligation to report MCLE credits, and no obligation to file an IOLTA Report.

Members submitting a Form A Resignation should contact the PLF accounting department at 503-639-6911 to notify the PLF of the resignation and complete any required exemptions forms.

The Form A Resignation is not a permanent status and attorneys are eligible for reinstatement. Please see our Reinstatement FAQs for more information regarding the process and the necessary forms.