OSB Board of Governors

Board of Governors 2017 Special Election

A special election will be held to fill a partial-term position for a Region 5 (Multnomah County) representative. The elected representative will serve from October 23, 2017, through December 31, 2019.

Candidates running in the special election are:

Dan Simon
Kamron Graham
Whitney P. Boise

All active members with a principal office address in region 5 will gain access to their ballot through the member dashboard beginning October 10. Voting will end at 5:00 p.m. on October 23, 2017.

Oregon State Bar Board of Governors

The Board of Governors governs the bar, determines the general policies of the bar and approves its budget each year. The Executive Director, appointed by and acting under the supervision of the Board, implements, administers and supervises the bar's operation and program activities.

The Oregon State Bar is governed by a Board of Governors consisting of fifteen lawyers elected from eight regions, four public members appointed by the board, and the non-voting position of Immediate Past-President.

Pursuant to ORS 9.080(1), the board is charged with the executive functions of the state bar and "shall at all times direct its power to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and the improvement of the administration of justice." The board has authority to "adopt, alter, amend and repeal bylaws and to adopt new bylaws containing provisions for the regulation and management of the affairs of the state bar not inconsistent with law."