Following are current Task Forces or workgroups of the OSB Board of Governors (BOG), and the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners (BBX).
Paraprofessional Licensing Implementation Committee (PLIC) (BOG)
Establishing a framework for licensing paralegals to provide limited legal services in the areas of family law and landlord/tenant law, two areas of significant unmet public need.
Alternatives to the Exam (ATE) (BBX)
Examining practices such as apprenticeship programs, experiential learning programs and admission by diploma privilege based on law school graduation, as used in other jurisdictions, and how they might translate to the Oregon environment.
Committee on Alternatives to Required Education (CARE) (BBX)
Exploring models of legal education beyond the traditional three-year law school to increase access for those in rural communities and other areas where membership may be under-represented.
This committee will begin meeting later in 2021. The schedule will be posted here when it is confirmed.
Standard Setting Task Force (SSTF) (BBX)
Examining evidence-based standards for establishing minimum professional standards. This will help the Court in setting a passage score for the bar exam that accurately reflects the minimum professional standard.