ORS 9.757
Retention of client materials


Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section or by court order, the Oregon State Bar may dispose of client papers and files that have not been claimed by a client of an affected attorney within six months after written notice to the client from the bar. The bar must dispose of the papers and files in a manner reasonably calculated to protect the confidentiality of the information contained in the papers and files.


The bar may dispose of an unclaimed original will as provided in ORS 112.815 (Conditions for disposal of will) and 112.820 (Procedure for destruction of will).


The bar shall maintain a log of all retained wills that is accessible to the public.


Upon receipt of satisfactory proof of identity, the bar shall release a will belonging to a client to the client or to a duly appointed personal representative or conservator of the client.


The bar may retain wills in digitized form, and a digitized copy, certified by the bar as a true copy of the digital document retained by the bar, shall be admissible in evidence to the same extent as the original. [2015 c.6 §10]


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