Judicial Vacancies Overview



OREGON SUPREME COURT


RECENT VACANCIES


OREGON SUPREME COURT
On December 14, 2016, Governor Kate Brown announced she is accepting applications for a judicial position on the Oregon Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the planned retirement of Justice Richard Baldwin. Details available here.




OREGON CIRCUIT COURTS


RECENT VACANCIES


TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
On March 28, 2017, Governor Brown announced she will appoint Thomas B. Powers to the position of Circuit Judge on Oregon’s Tenth Judicial District. The Tenth Judicial District encompasses Union County and Wallowa County. Mr. Powers will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Brian C. Dretke. Mr. Powers’ appointment will be effective April 1, 2017. Details available here.


CLACKAMAS COUNTY
On March 9, 2017, Governor Brown announced she is accepting applications for the judicial position on the Circuit Court for the Tenth Judicial District to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Eve L. Miller. Details available here.


JEFFERSON/CROOK COUNTY
On March 9, 2017, Governor Brown announced she is accepting applications for the judicial position on the Jefferson/Crook County Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge Gary Lee Williams. Details available here.




CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF COOS,
LOWER UMPQUA & SIUSLAW INDIANS TRIBAL COURT


Request for Qualifications for
Associate Judge on Contractual Basis for Tribal Court


The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) invites qualified persons to submit a Submission to perform Associate Judge Services on a contractual basis in the CTCLUSI Tribal Court. Details available here.






Oregon Supreme Court - Recent Vacancies

Governor Brown Announces Oregon Supreme Court Vacancy


(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown announced today she is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Oregon Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Richard Baldwin. The retirement of Justice Baldwin is effective April 1, 2017, and the appointee will begin service immediately thereafter.

The following candidates have submitted materials to the Governor's Office for the Supreme Court vacancy. Comments on any of the candidates can be made to General Counsel at Governor Kate Brown's Office, Attn: General Counsel's Office, jennifer.j.andrew@state.or.us, 503.378.6246. Please note the Governor's Office discourages letter writing campaigns.

Allen, Beth A.
Aoyagi, Robyn E.
Auerbach, Harry
Brown, Marc D.
Bushong, Stephen K.
Cook, Nena
Duncan, Rebecca
Flynn, Meagan A.
Garrett, Chris
Hunt, Lisa T.
Leith, David E.
Leonetti, Carrie S.
Matarazzo, Judith H.
Ortega, Darleen R.
Rasmussen, Karsten H.
Rubin, Bruce A.

Highly Qualified Candidate List


Governor Brown is committed to a diverse and inclusive judiciary. The Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA), OGALLA, the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon, the Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association (OC-NBA), and the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) have created the Oregon Judicial Diversity Coalition (OJDC) to conduct interviews for applicants interested in receiving endorsements from those specialty bars. Applicants interested in participating in the OJDC's interview process can find information and application materials here (http://oapaba.org/judicial-endorsements/).








Circuit Courts - Recent Vacancies

Clackamas County Circuit Court Vacancy


(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Clackamas County Circuit Court created by retirement of Judge Eve L. Miller. The Governor thanked Judge Miller for her dedicated judicial service, and announced she will fill the position by appointment. Judge Miller’s retirement is effective July 1, 2017.

Interested applicants should mail or deliver their completed application forms to:

Benjamin Souede
General Counsel, Office of the Governor
900 Court Street NE, Ste. 160
Salem, OR 97301-4047
Governor Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. Applications are encouraged from lawyers with a diverse background and a wide variety of experiences. ORS 3.041 and 3.050 provide that at the time of appointment to the court, the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Oregon, and a member of the Oregon State Bar. ORS 3.041 also requires that this vacancy must be filled by an applicant who is a resident of or has a principal office in Clackamas County. The duration of residency requirements is provided in ORS 3.041(5).

Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017. Forms emailed by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date will be considered timely so long as original signed forms postmarked by the closing date are later received.

To receive answers to questions about the appointment process, or to request an interest form, contact Shevaun Gutridge at 503-378-6246 or shevaun.gutridge@oregon.gov.

The Judicial Interest Form is also available online.

Governor Brown is committed to a diverse and inclusive judiciary. The Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA), OGALLA, the LGBTQ Bar Association, the Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association (OC-NBA), and the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) have created the Oregon Judicial Diversity Coalition (OJDC) to conduct interviews for applicants interested in receiving endorsements from those specialty bars. Applicants interested in participating in the OJDC's interview process can find information and application materials here (http://oapaba.org/judicial-endorsements/).





Jefferson/Clackamas County Circuit Court Vacancy


(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Jefferson/Crook County Circuit Court created by the planned retirement of Judge Gary Lee Williams. The Governor thanked Judge Williams for his dedicated judicial service and announced she will fill the position by appointment. Judge Williams’s retirement takes effect July 1, 2017.

Interested applicants should mail or deliver their completed application forms to:

Benjamin Souede
General Counsel, Office of the Governor
900 Court Street NE, Ste. 160
Salem, OR 97301-4047
Governor Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. Applications are encouraged from lawyers with a diverse background and a wide variety of experiences. ORS 3.041 and 3.050 provide that at the time of appointment to the court, the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Oregon, and a member of the Oregon State Bar. ORS 3.041 also requires that this vacancy must be filled by an applicant who is a resident of or has a principal office in Clackamas County. The duration of residency requirements is provided in ORS 3.041(5).

Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017. Forms emailed by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date will be considered timely so long as original signed forms postmarked by the closing date are later received.

To receive answers to questions about the appointment process, or to request an interest form, contact Shevaun Gutridge at 503-378-6246 or shevaun.gutridge@oregon.gov.

The Judicial Interest Form is also available online.

Governor Brown is committed to a diverse and inclusive judiciary. The Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA), OGALLA, the LGBTQ Bar Association, the Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association (OC-NBA), and the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) have created the Oregon Judicial Diversity Coalition (OJDC) to conduct interviews for applicants interested in receiving endorsements from those specialty bars. Applicants interested in participating in the OJDC's interview process can find information and application materials here (http://oapaba.org/judicial-endorsements/).