2021 Law Improvement Package

Below are proposed legislative concepts for the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Law Improvement Program for the 2021 Oregon legislative session. These proposals have been approved by the OSB Board of Governors and submitted to the Oregon Legislature for consideration.

For any questions about these concepts and the OSB Law Improvement process, please contact OSB Public Affairs at [email protected].

BOARD OF GOVERNORS:

  • SB 768 – Oregon State Bar Act Omnibus Bill – Updates ORS Chapter 9 as follows:
      • to provide for Supreme Court review of Oregon State Bar bylaws,
      • to create a board member removal process,
      • to allow for a limited license,
      • to clarify Client Security Fund immunity,
      • to create an exception to unlawful practice of law statutes,
      • to update custodianship process for attorneys,
      • to allow for electronic voting by House of Delegate members,
      • to amend ORS 731.036 to include Professional Liability Fund.
  • SB 180 – Payee notification – Requires notice to claimant of insurance settlement.

CONSUMER LAW SECTION:

DEBTOR/CREDITOR SECTION:

      • SB 829 – Post Judicial Foreclosure Evictions -Cross-references the eviction statutes in ORS 18.946 to reflect the decision in The Bank of New York Mellon v Lash, 301 Or App 658 (2020) and ensures that the changes made by the Legislature in 2009 are applied correctly. 

ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION SECTION:

INDIAN LAW SECTION:

MILITARY & VETERANS SECTION:

  • SB 184 – Military and Veterans’ Preference – Expands period of time during which the veterans preference in public hiring statute is applicable to include periods immediately prior to discharge. Removes and clarifies ambiguous language.

NONPROFIT LAW SECTION: