In September 1996, the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors approved the Principles and Standards for Counsel in Criminal, Deliniquency, Dependency and Commitment Cases. In May 2006, the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors accepted the following revisions to the 1996 standards.
In 2007, the Board of Governors created a task force on post-conviction relief proceedings to identify and draft performance standards for counsel for petitioners in state post-conviction relief proceedings. The task force met throughout 2008, and created the first set of post-conviction relief standards in Oregon. These were approved by the Board of Governors at the February 2009 meeting.