Proposed Legislation for 2011 Session

The Oregon State Bar wants your input on draft proposals for the 2011 Legislative Session.   A forum will be held on Tuesday, April 13 at the Oregon State Bar Center.  The purpose of the forum is to increase awareness and allow members an opportunity to comment.  Members may also contact the Public Affairs Committee or bar staff.

Some of the proposals caught my eye:

IOLTA Sanction Bill – This bill would change the sanction for failure to file a notice of annual IOLTA compliance from a disciplinary violation to an administrative one. 

LPRC Restructuring – Eliminates LPRCs (local professional responsibility committees); permits bar to appoint individual lawyers to serve as investigators.

Termination of Attorney-Client Relationships – Streamlines withdrawal procedures for attorneys in family law matters.  Permits withdrawal by filing a notice upon conclusion of a case.

There are other legislative proposals in the areas of: 

  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Taxation

Review the proposals here.

Copyright 2010 Beverly Michaelis