2017 ORS 9.210¹
Board of bar examiners
  • fees of applicants for admission to bar

(1) The Supreme Court shall appoint a board of bar examiners to carry out the admissions functions of the Oregon State Bar as set forth in the bar bylaws and the rules of the Supreme Court. The composition of the board of bar examiners shall be as provided in the rules of the Supreme Court, but the board must include at least two public members.

(2) The board shall examine applicants, investigate applicants’ character and fitness and recommend to the Supreme Court for admission to practice law those who fulfill the requirements prescribed by law and the rules of the Supreme Court.

(3) With the approval of the Supreme Court, the board may fix and collect fees to be paid by applicants for admission, which fees shall be paid into the treasury of the bar.

(4) Applications for admission and any other material pertaining to individual applicants are confidential and may be disclosed only as provided in the rules of the Supreme Court. The board’s consideration of an individual applicant’s qualifications is a judicial proceeding for purposes of ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690). [Amended by 1979 c.252 §20; 1981 c.193 §6; 2015 c.122 §6]

Notes of Decisions

The disclosure require­ment does not violate the applicant’s constitu­tional rights. Wilson v. Wilson, 416 F Supp 984 (1976)

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.