Form A Resignation
Members who no longer wish to maintain a membership in the Oregon State Bar and practice law in Oregon, may voluntarily resign their membership by submitting a Form A Resignation. Pursuant to BR 9.5, members who voluntarily resign from the bar after November 30, 2019, may never seek reinstatement and must reapply for admission to the Oregon State Bar, which may include retaking the bar exam, before they may again become members of the Oregon State Bar. The executed form is reviewed for eligibility and forwarded to the Oregon Supreme Court for approval. Members who submit a Form A Resignation that is received at the Oregon State Bar prior to December 1, 2019, are still eligible to return to the practice of law in Oregon by applying for reinstatement under Title 8 of the Rules of Procedure.
Members are eligible to resign under Title 9 of the Rules of Procedure only if at the time of resignation no inquiries or grievances involving the attorney are under investigation by the Bar, no disciplinary proceedings are pending against the attorney, the attorney is not suspended, disbarred, or on probation pursuant to BR 6.1 or BR 6.2, and the attorney is not charged in any jurisdiction with an offense that is a misdemeanor that may involve moral turpitude, a felony under the laws of this state, or a crime punishable by death or imprisonment under the laws of the United States.
Members are not able to request an effective date and will be notified by the court of the action taken regarding the resignation. If the resignation is accepted, the court’s order will establish the effective date of the resignation.
Members submitting a Form A Resignation should also contact the Professional Liability Fund’s accounting department at 503-639-6911, to notify them of the resignation and complete any required exemptions forms.