Oregon Statutes - Chapter 9 - Attorneys; Law Libraries - Section 9.715 - Effect of failure to respond to inquiry from bar.

If the affected attorney fails to respond or respond adequately within seven days to an inquiry sent by registered mail or by certified mail with return receipt from the bar to the last-known address of that attorney regarding the alleged failure of the affected attorney to serve and protect adequately the interests of that client of the attorney, either personally or through another attorney, the board of governors may petition the court to take jurisdiction over the law practice of an affected attorney as provided in ORS 9.705 to 9.755. Notice of the filing of the petition, and a copy thereof, shall be served upon the affected attorney, or if appropriate, upon the heirs of the affected attorney, personal representatives or conservators together with notice of time and place for hearing upon said petition. Service may be made by personal or substituted service as provided by law for service of a summons, or in the alternative, may be made by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the affected attorney at the latest address shown on the official membership records of the Oregon State Bar or to the personal representative or conservator of the affected attorney at the latest address shown in the probate proceeding. The court may prescribe additional alternative methods of service as it deems necessary to protect the interest of the affected attorney. Hearing upon said petition shall be held not sooner than five days, nor more than 15 days, after the filing of the petition. [1979 c.252 §4; 1985 c.512 §6; 1989 c.1052 §17; 1991 c.249 §2]

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