IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON


In the Matter of ADOPTING NEW
DR 2-105 OF THE DISCIPLINARY
RULES OF THE OREGON CODE OF
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
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ORDER NO. 03-030

ORDER ADOPTING
DR 2-105

Pursuant to ORS 9.490, the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors referred to the House of Delegates of the Oregon State Bar a proposed new rule amending the Oregon Code of Professional Responsibility. The House of Delegates, at its meeting on October 5, 2002, approved the rule.

At its public meeting on November 13, 2002, the Court considered and adopted the proposed addition of DR 2-105.

IT HEREBY IS ORDERED that the addition of Oregon Code of Professional Responsibility DR 2-105 is approved, as set out below, effective with the date of this order.

DR 2-105 Compensation from Nonlawyers

A lawyer shall not refer a client to a nonlawyer with the understanding that the lawyer will receive a fee, commission, or anything of value in exchange for the referral, but a lawyer may accept gifts in the ordinary course of social or business hospitality.

DATED THIS 6th day of February 2003.

Wallace P. Carson, Jr.
Chief Justice


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