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Disciplinary Counsel and Director of Reg Featured

  2019-08-12     Oregon State Bar     16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road/Tigard     $121,000 minimum year  

Disciplinary Counsel and Director of Regulatory Services

The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public.

Equal Opportunity Employer


We are looking for someone to be responsible for directing and overseeing the operations of the Oregon State Bar (OSB) admissions, disciplinary, and other regulatory programs.


Essential Duties include the following:

Implements rules and regulations established by the Oregon Supreme Court, the Board of Governors, the State Professional Responsibility Board (SPRB), and the Board of Bar Examiners (BBX) in regard to lawyer admissions, discipline, and regulatory services. “Regulatory Services” includes the following regulatory programs: conditional admissions; regular and conditional reinstatements; probation and diversion monitoring; status changes; IOLTA reporting compliance; pro hac vice applications pursuant to UTCR 3.170; and arbitration certification filed under RPC 5.5(e).

Responsible for oversight and performance of the day-to-day operations of Regulatory Services, Disciplinary Counsel, and Admissions departments and programs within policy guidelines set by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Governors.

Ensures an appropriate, productive, and mutually respectful relationship between bar staff and the BBX, SPRB, and the Oregon Supreme Court.

Directs investigative and prosecutorial phases of all disciplinary proceedings, in addition to handling individual caseload of disciplinary complaints and litigation.

Provides legal advice and counsel to the SPRB in its determination of whether to authorize formal proceedings, dismiss, or negotiate settlement of a disciplinary matter.

Makes appropriate recommendations for reinstatement and represents the bar in contested reinstatement and contested admission matters.

Collaborates with and supports other directors and managers on cross-departmental projects and issues.

Responsible for identifying appropriate data points for measuring the performance of Regulatory Services, Disciplinary Counsel, and Admissions departments and programs. Held accountable largely on the basis of results through the program measurement process.

Responsible for Regulatory Services, Disciplinary Counsel, and Admissions records management and compliance under public records regulations, including timely response to requests from the General Counsel’s Office.

Coordinates with other departments the curriculum development and presentation of Ethics School under BR 6.4.

Develops annual budget for the Regulatory Services, Disciplinary Counsel, and Admissions departments and programs with approval of the Chief Executive Officer for submission to the Board of Governors and the Oregon Supreme Court; monitors all departmental revenues and expenditures.

Develops the long- and short-range plans for the Regulatory Services, Disciplinary Counsel, and Admissions departments and programs.

Manages the Regulatory Services, Disciplinary Counsel, and Admissions departments and programs in a way that ensures a service orientation toward the public, members, and other recipients of department and program services, and that promotes cooperation and teamwork among the department and program staff.

Models behavior and provides leadership that values diversity and incorporates inclusive and culturally competent practices.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience & training which ensures the ability to perform the work.

Graduation from an accredited law school. Admission to practice law in Oregon with active membership in the Oregon State Bar, or the ability to be admitted through reciprocity within six months.

Excellent legal skills with a thorough understanding of trial and appellate law. Seven years of increasingly responsible legal experience, at least five of which should be in private practice. Governmental, regulatory, and professional licensing legal experience preferred. Experience resolving legal ethics issues a plus.

Five years of experience in program administration to include program planning, administration, and evaluation; budgeting; and employee selection, supervision, and evaluation.


For this salary range, the minimum is $10,101 per month. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program. For full job details, visit

Send resume with a cover letter to Director of Human Resources, Attention: RS, Oregon State Bar, P. O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281. Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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