2017 ORS 9.750¹
Confidentiality of files and records
  • attorney-client privilege

Persons examining the files and records of the law practice of an affected attorney pursuant to ORS 9.705 (Definitions for ORS 9.705 to 9.757) to 9.757 (Retention of client materials) shall preserve the confidentiality of the information relating to the affected attorney’s representation of a client and shall make disclosure only to the extent necessary to carry out the purposes of ORS 9.705 (Definitions for ORS 9.705 to 9.757) to 9.757 (Retention of client materials). Such disclosure is a disclosure which is reasonably necessary for the accomplishment of the purpose for which the affected attorney was consulted. Communications between the Oregon State Bar or its designees and a client of the affected attorney are subject to the attorney-client privilege to the same extent as it would have applied to communications by or to the affected attorney. [1979 c.252 §10; 1985 c.512 §12; 1989 c.1052 §23; 2015 c.6 §12]

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 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.