Are you looking to become a lawyer practicing in the state of Oregon? Congratulations!
While anyone can represent them self in court it takes a licensed attorney to be able to represent another individual. To start, a lawyer needs to graduate from both college and law school. After law school most graduates take a small period of time to study for the bar exam before actually taking it. Upon passing the bar exam all lawyers have to pass a final “character test”. After all education and exams are passed newly licensed lawyers will be sworn in so that they can legally practice law in the state of Oregon.
Oregon Lawyers Professional Conduct:
“a lawyer shall abide by a client’s decisions concerning the objectives of representation and, as required by Rule 1.4, shall consult with the client as to the means by which they are to be pursued. A lawyer may take such action on behalf of the client as is impliedly authorized to carry out the representation. A lawyer shall abide by a client’s decision whether to settle a matter. In a criminal case, the lawyer shall abide by the client’s decision, after consultation with the lawyer, as to a plea to be entered, whether to waive jury trial and whether the client will testify.”
Read the full legal document here.
Getting Accepted Into a Oregon Law School.
Your grade point average in college and scores on the LSAT are the two major determining factors for admission to most law schools.
Popular Law Schools In The State Of Oregon.
Below is a list of law schools in Oregon actively accepting applications each year.
University of Oregon School of Law
1515 Agate St, Eugene, Eugene 97403
Phone: (541) 346-3852
Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 S.W. Terwilliger Boulevard, Portland 97219
Phone: (503) 768-6600
Willamette University College of Law
245 Winter Street S.E., Salem 97301
Phone: (503) 370-6282
Why Is Law School In Oregon & The Bar Exam Necessary?
Without a license to practice law in Oregon, a person cannot give legal advice, represent persons in court, or handle many other legal matters.