Oregon Judicial Vacancies



OREGON SUPREME COURT


RECENT APPOINTMENTS


OREGON SUPREME COURT/MULTNOMAH COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
On March 31, 2017, Governor Kate Brown announced that she will appoint Judge Meagan A. Flynn to the Oregon Supreme Court and Ms. Xiomara Torres Mattson to the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Judge Flynn will fill the vacancy created by Justice Richard C. Baldwin’s retirement effective March 31, 2017. Ms. Torres Mattson will fill the vacancy created by Judge Merri Souther Wyatt’s retirement effective March 31, 2017. Both Judge Flynn’s and Ms. Torres Mattson’s appointments are effective Saturday, April 1, 2017. Details available here.




OREGON COURT OF APPEALS


RECENT VACANCIES


OREGON COURT OF APPEALS
On April 12, 2017, Governor Kate Brown announced today that she is accepting applications for two openings on the Oregon Court of Appeals.  The first vacancy was occasioned by the appointment of Justice Meagan A. Flynn to the Oregon Supreme Court, effective April 4, 2017.  The second vacancy will be occasioned by the retirement of Judge Timothy J. Sercombe, which will become effective July 1, 2017. Details available here.




OREGON CIRCUIT COURTS


RECENT VACANCIES


CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Fourteen candidates have submitted information for this appointment. Details available here.


JEFFERSON/CROOK COUNTY
Four candidates have submitted information for this appointment. Details available here.


MULTNOMAH
On April 12, 2017, Governor Brown announced she is accepting applications for the judicial position on the Multnomah County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Henry Kantor. Details available here.


RECENT APPOINTMENTS


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.




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.










Circuit Courts - Recent Vacancies



Clackamas County Circuit Court Vacancy


The following candidates have submitted materials to the Governor’s Office for the Clackamas County Circuit Court vacancy. Comments on any of the candidates can be made to General Counsel at Governor Kate Brown’s Office, Ben Souede, (503) 378-8636, or ben.souede@oregon.gov.

Crowley, Ken
Elliott, Andrew
Knox, William
Laidlaw, Alec
Landers, Christine
Medina, Ruben
Neese, Paul
Revelle, Suzanne
Russell, Shelley
Scott, Roxanne
Van Rysselberghe, Todd
Watkins, Ulanda
Wu, Michael
Ybarra, Kim
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/Crook County Circuit Court Vacancy


The following candidates have submitted materials to the Governor’s Office for the Jefferson/Crook County Circuit Court vacancy. Comments on any of the candidates can be made to General Counsel at Governor Kate Brown’s Office, Ben Souede, (503) 378-8636, or ben.souede@oregon.gov.

Gassner, Timothy
Reid, Jered
Vitolins, Daina
Whiting, Wade
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/).