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Middle North Falls waterfall at Silver Falls State Park in the fall. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Middle North Falls waterfall at Silver Falls State Park in the fall. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Established in 1935, the Oregon State Bar is a public corporation and instrumentality of the Judicial Department of the State of Oregon that serves the public by regulating lawyers and improving access to justice and the delivery of legal services. The state bar oversees the admission and discipline of Oregon’s lawyers. It also operates a lawyer referral service and Tel-Law program, conducts continuing legal education programs, publishes legal and public service material, sponsors a legislative program to improve the laws and judicial system of Oregon, provides malpractice coverage for lawyers in private practice, and distributes state funds allocated to legal service programs and monitors the programs for adherence to adopted standards.


Board of Governors
Richard G. Spier, President, Portland, 2015; Tom James C. Chaney, Eugene, 2017; Guy Greco, Newport, 2018; R. Ray Heysell, Medford, 2016; Theresa M. Kohlhoff, Portland, 2015; Johnathan E. Mansfield, Portland, 2017; Audrey T. Matsumonji, public member, Gresham, 2015; Caitlin J. Mitchel-Markley, McMinnville, 2016; Vanessa Nordyke, Salem, 2018; Travis S. Prestwich, Salem, 2015; Per Ramfjordt, Portland, 2018; Kathleen Rastetter, Oregon City, 2018; Joshua L. Ross, Portland, 2016; Kerry L. Sharp,public member, Lake Oswego, 2018; Simon Whang, Portland, 2017; Charles A. Wilhoite, public member, Portland, 2016; Timothy L. Williams, Bend, 2016; Elizabeth Zinser, public member, Ashland, 2017


Sylvia Stevens, Executive Director
Address: 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., PO Box 231935, Tigard 97281-1935
Phone: 503-620-0222; Toll-free: 1-800-452-8260
Fax: 503-684-1366