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When I became a Member of the Oregon State Bar Board of Govenors I was immediately struck by how complicated is the structure of the Oregon State Bar.  For example there are Committees, Sections, Councils, Associations, Benches, Task Forces, Campaigns, Commissions, Projects, Services, Programs, Centers and so on.  Then there are what I call external organizations like the ACLU, quasi-external organizations like the Campaign for Equal Justice and organizations of uncertain affiliations like the Oregon Law Commission.  There are other organizations well fitted in certain locations and not in others like the Inns of Court.  It is bewildering.  As has been said there is control in confusion.  (Actually the saying was "There is profit in confusion." )   Therefore, as an enticement to this site, I will attempt to make sense out of these straight and dotted lines to the wonderful world of the Oregon State Bar. 

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 06:57PM by Registered CommenterLAUREN PAULSON in | Comments2 Comments | References1 Reference

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I can get to your site from www.bulletinsfromaloha.org, so it works!

February 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterEric Paulson

I agree that bureaucracy just seems to grow out of control and that is more than true with the bar. Bureaucracy needs needs a bankruptcy system and a downsizing system like private enterprise has.

February 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Paulson

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