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Alarming breakdown of communication at the Oregon State Bar

The Oregon State Bar’s new email system placed important communications in attorneys’ spam folders

Underscoring the ridiculousness of the situation: All three of the suspended lawyers interviewed for their article first learned of their suspension from the Oregonian.

That is an objectively alarming breakdown of communication between a state agency — the Oregon State Bar — and the attorney licensees that it regulates.

According to the Oregonian, Bar spokesperson Kateri Walsh mischaracterized this group as “a pretty tiny fraction of the bar membership,” and further stated that the Bar “will make sure lawyers are aware of its new email platform.”



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