Judicial Vacancies Overview



CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE GRAND RONDE


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Appellate Judges
(3 positions available)



CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE GRAND RONDE
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (“Tribe”) seeks letters of interest for Appellate Judge. The Tribe is a federally recognized Indian Nation located within the boundaries of Yamhill and Polk Counties in the state of Oregon. The Tribe consists of approximately 5,991 Tribal members. The Tribal government provides a wide variety of government services including health, law enforcement, conservation, education, family services, Indian Child Welfare, land management, cultural, roads, maintenance, historic preservation, and elderly services. In addition, the Tribe operates a gaming facility, and a convenience store.Details available here.




OREGON CIRCUIT COURTS


RECENT APPOINTMENTS


MULTNOMAH COUNTY
On August 10, 2016, Governor Brown announced she will appoint Eric L. Dahlin to the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Mr. Dahlin will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jean K. Maurer. Details available here.


WASHINGTON COUNTY
On August 10, 2016, Governor Brown announced she will appoint Ramón Pagán to the Washington County Circuit Court. Mr. Pagán will fill a vacancy created by retiring Judge Rick Knapp. Details available here.




CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE GRAND RONDE



Request for Qualifications - Appellate Judges - (3 positions available)


The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (“Tribe”) seeks letters of interest for Appellate Judge. The Tribe is a federally recognized Indian Nation located within the boundaries of Yamhill and Polk Counties in the state of Oregon. The Tribe consists of approximately 5,991 Tribal members. The Tribal government provides a wide variety of government services including health, law enforcement, conservation, education, family services, Indian Child Welfare, land management, cultural, roads, maintenance, historic preservation, and elderly services. In addition, the Tribe operates a gaming facility, and a convenience store.

The Tribe currently operates a Tribal Court and has adopted several ordinances that govern cases that come before the Court. In addition, the Court has adopted by promulgation the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure as well as the local district and circuit rules, and the Federal Rules of Evidence. The Court does not currently exercise criminal jurisdiction nor does it conduct jury trials.

These 3 positions are part-time, Tribal Council appointed positions with terms of two years. The compensation of Appellate Judges is established by contract with the Tribe. Preference in contracting will be given to members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and members of other Federally Recognized Indian Tribes.

Appellate Judges of the Tribal Court review final judgments and order of the Trial Court. The Court hears a variety of cases including, but not limited to, Child Welfare; general civil matters; divorce; employment; torts; housing disputes; small claims; ethics; election contests; enrollment; and gaming commission license revocations.

The statutory prerequisites to qualify for appointment include:

1. Must have a J.D. or LL.B degree from an ABA accredited law school;
2. Must be a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Court Bar;
3. Must be a member of the Oregon State Bar, or a member of any state bar that grants reciprocity to the Oregon State Bar;
4. Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience practicing law (which may include service on a tribal, federal or state court bench); and
5. Must have a demonstrable knowledge of Indian, Federal, and Oregon law.

Persons interested must submit a letter of interest, resume, and proof of enrollment in a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, if available, by 5:00 p.m. on December 23, 2016. Letters, resumes, and proof of enrollment may be submitted by mail, fax, or email to the address and email listed below:

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Attn: Tribal Court
9615 Grand Ronde Rd.
Grand Ronde Oregon 97347
Fax: 503-879-2269
Email: angela.fasana@grandronde.org

Any questions concerning this Request for Qualifications shall be forwarded, in writing, by e-mail, or mail, as follows:

Conf. Tribes of Grand Ronde
Attention: Court Administrator Angela Fasana
9615 Grand Ronde Rd.
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
Angela.fasana@grandronde.org





Circuit Courts — Recent Appointments


Governor Brown Appoints Ramón Pagán, Eric Dahlin to Washington, Multnomah County Benches


(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced the appointment of Ramón A. Pagán to the Washington County Circuit Court and Eric L. Dahlin to the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Mr. Pagán will fill the vacancy of retiring Judge Rick Knapp, and Mr. Dahlin will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jean K. Maurer.

“Ramón Pagán and Eric Dahlin are widely respected as thoughtful jurists and vigorous advocates for justice and accountability,” Governor Brown said. “I am confident their impressive depth and breadth of experience will enrich Washington and Multnomah County Circuit Courts.”

Mr. Pagán is a criminal defense attorney in private practice, before which he was an associate attorney at Janet Hoffman & Associates LLC. Mr. Pagán began his career as a law clerk for Sonia Sotomayor, then a judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and currently an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He then worked at various firms in New York prior to settling in Oregon. Active in his community, Mr. Pagán has taught trial advocacy at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland and the Fordham University School of Law in New York. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and the Fordham University School of Law.

Mr. Dahlin is a civil litigation attorney at the firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where he has represented clients in business disputes since 1997. He began his career as a law clerk for Judge Procter Hug Jr., Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 2007, he has also been a pro tem judge for the Multnomah County Circuit Court, and since 1998 has run the game clock, shot clock, and scoreboard on game nights for the Portland Trail Blazers. He attended Grinnell College and the University of Oregon School of Law.