An attorney may be helpful in understanding and responding to legal documents issued by the Board. Attorneys also can accompany licensees to
interviews with the Board and represent licensees in
contested case hearings and other matters before the Board.
Please note that Oregon Medical Board staff cannot provide legal advice.
To make legal arguments or sign legal
documents in Oregon Medical Board proceedings, an attorney must be in good
standing with the Oregon State Bar, or
affiliate with such an attorney and appear pro hac vice.
Pro Hac Vice
A motion to appear pro hac vice
before the Oregon Medical Board must contain the following:
- Certificate of Compliance which
covers most of the Uniform Trial Court
Rule (UTCR) 3.170(1) requirements.
- Certificate of good standing from the
jurisdiction in which the attorney regularly practices.
- If the attorney's appearance before
the Board will constitute the private practice of law under ORS 9.160
and related statutes, a Certificate of Insurance covering the attorney’s
activities in Oregon and providing professional liability insurance
substantially equivalent to the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund
- A statement that the applying
attorney is associated with a member of the Oregon State Bar who will
"participate meaningfully in the matter."
Applications to appear pro hac vice
are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Each application is good for one attorney,
per case, per year. A fee is not required. Additional guidance is provided by UTCR
3.170. Once authorization is granted by the Oregon Medical Board, the local attorney must submit a copy of the authorization to the Oregon State Bar.
If the case continues beyond twelve
months from the date of acknowledgment by the Oregon Medical Board, an attorney
must submit a pro hac vice renewal
Submit Applications to:
Oregon Medical Board
Attn: Executive Director
1500 SW 1st Ave., Suite 620
Portland, OR 97201-5847