2017 ORS 9.200¹
Effect of failure to pay membership fees
  • reinstatement

(1) Any member in default in payment of membership fees established under ORS 9.191 (Annual membership fees) (1) or any member in default in payment of assessed contributions to a professional liability fund established under ORS 9.080 (Duties of board of governors) (2) shall be given written notice of delinquency and a reasonable time to cure the default. The chief executive officer of the Oregon State Bar shall send the notice of delinquency to the member at the member’s electronic mail address on file with the bar on the date of the notice. The chief executive officer shall send the notice by mail to any member who is not required to have an electronic mail address on file with the bar under the rules of procedure. If a member fails to pay the fees or contributions within the time allowed to cure the default as stated in the notice, the member is automatically suspended. The chief executive officer shall provide the names of all members suspended under this section to the State Court Administrator and to each of the judges of the Court of Appeals, circuit and tax courts of the state.

(2) An active member delinquent in the payment of fees or contributions is not entitled to vote.

(3) A member delinquent in the payment of fees or contributions may be assessed a late payment penalty determined by the board of governors.

(4) A member suspended for delinquency under this section may be reinstated only on compliance with the rules of the Supreme Court and the rules of procedure and payment of all required fees or contributions. [Amended by 1957 c.271 §1; 1961 c.499 §2; subsection (2) formerly part of 9.190; 1979 c.508 §4a; 2013 c.3 §2; 2015 c.122 §5; 2017 c.94 §11]

Notes of Decisions

Writ of mandamus, seeking to compel bar to reinstate peti­tioner, was inappropriate where rules left final decision on reinstate­ment to court and delegated only administrative pro­ce­dures to bar. State ex rel Robeson v. Oregon State Bar, 291 Or 505, 632 P2d 1255 (1981)

Attorney may not waive de­lin­quen­cy notice and default period require­ments. In re Leisure, 336 Or 244, 82 P3d 144 (2003)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 9—Attorneys; Law Libraries, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors009.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 9, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano009.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.