What is the Unlawful Practice of Law?
A person who is not an active member of the Oregon State Bar, but (1) appears in court on behalf of others; (2) drafts or selects legal documents; (3) advises others of legal rights, acts as an immigration consultant; (4) holds him or herself out to be a lawyer; or (4) has a law office in Oregon, regardless of where his or her clients are located, may be engaged in the Unlawful Practice of Law. Please refer to the UPL FAQ for additional information.
If you are concerned that someone may be practicing law without a license, please submit a complaint form describing your concerns. If you have any questions about what information you should provide, please call 503-620-0222, ext.363.
Please note that a completed complaint form is REQUIRED and that all materials received by the Bar are considered public record. A copy of your complaint will be provided to the UPL Investigator and a copy will be retained by the bar in accordance with current OSB records retention policy. Retained records are available for public inspection through the OSB public records clerk.
Please send your complaint form and any related material to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Unlawful Practice of Law" or by mail to P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281 Attn: Unlawful Practice of Law.