Oregon Judicial Vacancies



Mustafa T. Kasubhai appointed to serve as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Oregon

The Judges of the District of Oregon have appointed Lane County Circuit Court Judge Mustafa T. Kasubhai to serve as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Oregon. Judge Kasubhai will begin his service in the District’s Eugene Division on September 21, 2018.

Before his appointment to the Lane County Circuit Court in 2007, Judge Kasubhai served as board member of the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board and practiced law in Eugene and Klamath Falls. Judge Kasubhai received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1996 and attended college at the University of California, Berkley.



OREGON SUPREME COURT


OREGON SUPREME COURT
On September 13, 2018, Governor Brown announced that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Oregon Supreme Court created by the upcoming retirement of Justice Rives Kistler. The retirement of Justice Kistler is effective December 31, 2018, and the appointee will begin service immediately thereafter. Details available here.




OREGON JUSTICE COURTS


RECENT APPOINTMENTS


LINN
On December 4, 2018, Governor Brown announced that she will appoint Jessica K. Meyer to the Linn County Justice Court. Ms. Meyer will fill the vacancy created by the impending retirement of Judge Jad Lemhouse. Her appointment is effective January 1, 2019. Details available here.




OREGON CIRCUIT COURTS


RECENT VACANCIES


JOSEPHINE
On November 29, 2018, Governor Brown announced that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Josephine County Circuit Court created by the planned retirement of Presiding Judge Lindi Baker. Details available here.


MULTNOMAH
On November 13, 2018, Governor Brown announced that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Multnomah County Circuit Court created by the planned retirement of Judge Marilyn E. Litzenberger. Judge Litzenberger's retirement takes effect January 1, 2019. Details available here.


WASHINGTON
On October 5, 2018, Governor Brown announced that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Washington County Circuit Court created by the planned retirement of Judge Kirsten Thompson. Judge Thompson's retirement takes effect February 1, 2019. Details available here.








Governor Brown Announces Oregon Supreme Court Vacancy


The Oregon State Bar’s Appellate Screening Committee has completed its review of the candidates who have applied for appointment to the Oregon Supreme Court and who agreed to disclose their application materials to the OSB. Pursuant to OSB Bylaws, the Committee has conducted an in-depth review of each application and candidate, including in-person interviews of all candidates who opted to participate in the process.

Pursuant to OSB Bylaw 2.703, the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors* has approved the following list of candidates deemed “highly qualified” for appointment to the Oregon Supreme Court:

Allen, Beth
Campbell, Bruce
Egan, James
Garrett, Chris
Leith, David
Ortega, Darlene
Runkles-Pearson, PK
Tookey, Douglas

*Please note that BOG member Liani Reeves has abstained from all discussion and votes related to the review of judicial candidates.


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). All applications to OJDC are due no later than the deadline for the application forms to the Governor.




Recent Vacancies



Governor Brown Announces Josephine County Circuit Court Vacancy


(Salem, OR) — On November 29, 2018, Governor Brown announced that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Josephine County Circuit Court created by the planned retirement of Presiding Judge Lindi Baker

Interested applicants for the vacancy on the Josephine County Circuit Court should mail or deliver their completed application forms to: Misha Isaak, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE #254, Salem, OR 97301-4047. Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018. 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.

Governor Kate Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. She encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and 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 requires that this vacancy must be filled by an applicant who is a resident of or has a principal office in Josephine County. ORS 3.041(5) provides the required length of time for the residency requirements.

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). All applications to OJDC are due no later than the deadline for the application forms to the Governor.





Governor Brown Announces Multnomah County Circuit Court Vacancy


The following candidates have submitted materials to the Governor’s Office for this vacancy. Comments on any of the candidates can be made to General Counsel at Governor Kate Brown’s Office, Misha Isaak, (503) 378-6246, or misha.isaak@oregon.gov.

Abrams, Marc
Alexander, Steffan
Baggio, Amy
Barrett, James
Brown, Adrian
Carson, Harry
Dickison, Lynne
Englesman, Stephanie
Ghandour, Rima
Howes, Celia
Kamins, Jackie
Kilberg, Jamie
Lucero, Angela
McCormack, Chris
Ming, Chin
Montalbano, Sonia
Neese, Paul
O'Glasser, Ben
Patton, Thomas
Plank, Jenna
Reddy, Vamshi
Shull, Christopher
Stuart, Kimberly
Warren, Ernest
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). All applications to OJDC are due no later than the deadline for the application forms to the Governor.





Governor Brown Announces Washington County Circuit Court Vacancy


The following candidates have submitted materials to the Governor’s Office for this vacancy. Comments on any of the candidates can be made to General Counsel at Governor Kate Brown’s Office, Misha Isaak, (503) 378-6246, or misha.isaak@oregon.gov.

Abrams, Marc
Bureta, Jodie
Burke, Steven
Guptill, Rebecca
Jensen, James
Kroll, Edward
Lemarr, Kelly
Summer, Miranda
Thompson, Brandon
Underwood, James
Wall, Max
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). All applications to OJDC are due no later than the deadline for the application forms to the Governor.





Recent Appointments



Governor Brown Announces Linn County Justice Court Vacancy


(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced that she will appoint Jessica K. Meyer to the Linn County Justice Court. Ms. Meyer will fill the vacancy created by the impending retirement of Judge Jad Lemhouse. Her appointment is effective January 1, 2019.

“Jessica Meyer’s experience and temperament will serve her well in her new role on the Justice Court,” Governor Brown said. “I am so pleased that she is willing to serve the people of Linn County.”

Ms. Meyer is an attorney in private practice, and appears regularly in state and municipal courts. She also serves as a judge pro tempore on both the Linn County Justice Court and the Albany Municipal Court, and formerly served as a judge on the Lebanon Youth Peer Court. Ms. Meyer earned her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, and her law degree from Willamette University College of Law. She currently serves as a trustee for the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation, and as assistant district commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America, Calapooia District.