Mandatory certification and disclosures for lawyer trust accounts
(1)An active member of the Oregon State Bar shall certify annually to the bar whether the member maintains any lawyer trust accounts in Oregon. If a member maintains one or more lawyer trust accounts, the member must disclose the financial institution in which each account is held and the account number for each account. The chief executive officer of the bar shall prescribe a form and due date for the certification and disclosures required by this section.
(2)If a member does not file the certification and disclosures required by this section by the due date prescribed under subsection (1) of this section, the chief executive officer shall give the member written notice of default and prescribe a reasonable time to cure the default. The chief executive officer shall send the notice of default to the member at the member’s electronic mail address on file with the bar on the date of the notice of default. The chief executive officer shall send the notice of default by mail to any member who is not required to have an electronic mail address on file with the bar under the rules of procedure. If a member does not file the certification and disclosures required by this section within the time allowed to cure the default as stated in the notice of default, the person’s membership in the bar is automatically suspended. The chief executive officer shall provide the names of all persons suspended under this section to the judges of the circuit courts, the Court of Appeals and the Oregon Tax Court.
(3)A person suspended under this section may be reinstated to membership in the bar only if the person pays all required fees and contributions and complies with all rules of procedure and rules of the Supreme Court relating to reinstatement. [2011 c.304 §2; 2013 c.3 §3; 2017 c.94 §12; 2019 c.248 §3]
Section 9.675 — Mandatory certification and disclosures for lawyer trust accounts,