Pending OSB Member Reinstatements




The following attorneys have filed an application for reinstatement as an active member of the Oregon State Bar pursuant to Rule of Procedure (BR) 8.1:


  • Paula M. Walker of Brightwood, OR; #095395

    Paula M. Walker of Brightwood, Oregon, was admitted to the Oregon State Bar on October 8, 2009, after graduating from Northwestern School of Law. Ms. Walker elected to transfer to Active Pro Bono status on January 1, 2010, while looking for employment in the legal field. Ms. Walker has been employed most recently as a policy analyst and contract employee in the healthcare and insurance field. Prior to that, she worked as a law clerk and provided legal research, while also working as founder and director of the Coalition to Protect Ocean Diversity. Ms. Walker now wishes to reinstate her membership under Bar Rule 8.1, and establish herself as a solo practitioner, focusing on estate planning with a specialty in related aspects of healthcare law.



The Rules of Procedure require the Board of Governors to conduct an investigation of BR 8.1 reinstatement applications to determine whether applicants possess the good moral character and general fitness to practice law and whether the resumption of the practice of law in this state by the applicants will not be detrimental to the administration of justice or the public interest. Any person with information relevant to these applications is asked to contact promptly the OSB Regulatory Services Division, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281; phone: (503) 620-0222, or toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260), ext. 343.