Judicial Vacancies Overview



FEDERAL MAGISTRATE OPENING






OREGON SUPREME COURT
OREGON COURT OF APPEALS


RECENT VACANCIES

OREGON SUPREME COURT/OREGON COURT OF APPEALS
On August 12, 2015, Governor Brown announced she is accepting applications for the judicial positions on the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals to fill the seats vacated by the retirements of Justice Virginia L. Linder and Chief Judge Rick T. Haselton. The BOG Appellate Screening Special Committee has set aside September 21st, 22nd, and 26th to conduct candidate interviews. OSB staff will reach out to schedule interviews as soon as candidate information is available. Details available here.






OREGON CIRCUIT COURTS


RECENT VACANCIES

MULTNOMAH COUNTY
On April 30, 2015, Governor Brown is accepting applications for the judicial position on the Multnomah County Circuit Court to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Judge Paula J. Kurshner. 19 candidates have submitted information for appointment. Details available here.






RECENT APPOINTMENTS

LANE COUNTY
On May 15, 2015, Governor Brown announced the appointment of Karrie K. McIntyre to the Lane County Circuit Court to fill the opening created by the retirement of Judge Cynthia D. Carlson. Details available here.






Oregon Supreme Court
Oregon Court of Appeals - Recent Vacancies



Governor Brown Opens Process to Fill Seats on the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals


(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown announced today that she is accepting applications for opening on the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals created by the retirements of Justice Virginia L. Linder and Chief Judge Rick T. Haselton. The retirements of Justice Linder and Chief Judge Haselton are effective December 31, 2015, and appointees will be expected to begin their service immediately thereafter.
 
Anyone interested in being considered must submit an Appellate Judicial Interest Form to the Governor’s office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015. Please note that this form is specifically for appellate appointments and not the form used for circuit court appointments. All applicants will be considered for appointment to positions on both appellate courts, unless an applicant indicates a preference to be considered for only one particular court.

Interested applicants should mail or deliver the forms to: Benjamin Souede, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-4047. Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015. The form may be emailed by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date to be considered received as long as the original signed form is also postmarked by the closing date. 
 
Governor Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. She encourages applications from lawyers from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

ORS 2.020 provides that a judge of the Supreme Court must be a citizen of the United States, have resided in Oregon for at least three years before their appointment, and have been admitted to practice in Oregon before standing for election.

ORS 2.540 provides that a judge of the Court of Appeals must be an elector of the county of residence of the judge and be admitted to practice in Oregon.

To receive answers to questions about the appointment process, or to request an interest form, contact Jen Andrew at 503-378-6246. The Appellate Judicial Interest Form is also available online at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/judicial.aspx.







Circuit Courts - Recent Vacancies



Multnomah County Circuit Court Vacancy


(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown announced today that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Multnomah County Circuit Court that will be created when Judge Paula J. Kurshner retires effective May 31, 2015. The position will be filled by appointment. Governor Brown thanked Judge Kurshner for her exemplary judicial service.
 
Governor Brown has been informed by the Presiding Judge of Multnomah County that the judge appointed to this position will be assigned to the Multnomah County Circuit Court’s Family Law Department.
 
Anyone interested in filling the position must submit an Interest Form for Judicial Appointments to the Governor’s Office. Applicants should mail or deliver the form to: Ben Souede, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-4047. Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015. Forms faxed or e-mailed by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date will be considered timely so long as the original signed form is postmarked by the closing date. 
 
Governor Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. She encourages applications from lawyers from 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(2) further states: "[e]ach judge of the circuit court shall be a resident of or have a principal office in the judicial district for which the judge is elected or appointed, except that in any judicial district having a population of 500,000 or more, according to the latest federal decennial census, any judge of the circuit court may reside within 10 miles of the boundary of the judicial district." Multnomah County has a population in excess of 500,000. 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 Jen Andrew at 503-378-6246. The Interest Form for Judicial Appointments is also available online at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/judicial.aspx.

Following the application deadline, the bar may conduct a preference poll of the candidates who apply for this position. If you have questions or comments about the Oregon State Bar’s process, please contact Amanda Lunsford at alunsford@osbar.org or 1-800-452-8260, ext. 376.

The following candidates have submitted materials to the Governor’s Office for the Lane 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.


Thomas A. Bittner
Deanna L. Franco (Richardson)
Alexander Hamalian
Patrick W. Henry
K. Lisabeth Kaufman
Mark Kramer
Alec J. Laidlaw
Andrew E. Long
Shelly Matthys
Melvin Oden-Orr
Mark Johnson Roberts
Theodore E. Sims
Cara J. Smith
Monica Smith-Herranz
Xiomara Torres Mattson
F.G. (Jamie) Troy II
Todd L. Van Rysselberghe
Raymond P. Young
Theresa L. Wright







Circuit Courts — Recent Appointments



Lane County Circuit Court Appointment


(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown announced today the appointment of Karrie K. McIntyre to fill the vacancy on the Lane County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Cynthia D. Carlson. Governor Brown noted the high caliber of the pool of candidates for this position and appreciated input from members of the Lane County bench and bar.
 
“Karrie McIntyre is distinguished by her broad range of experience and the widespread respect and admiration of her colleagues,” Governor Brown said. “She brings to the Lane County bench expertise in criminal law, juvenile law, and family law. The citizens of Lane County will benefit from her passionate commitment to ensuring equal justice to all litigants. She will make an outstanding judge.”
 
Ms. McIntyre received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law. She began her legal career as a law clerk  for the Hon. Mary Ann Bearden, Lane County Circuit Court (retired). She then became an Assistant District Attorney handling a range of cases from misdemeanors to complex cases involving vehicular homicides, financial fraud, elder abuse, and sex trafficking. Ms. McIntyre also spent several years training law enforcement personnel on constitutional law, criminal statutes, and juvenile law, while also handling a domestic relations practice in Lane County.
 
Ms. McIntyre has been actively involved in the community, serving on a variety of boards including the Lane County Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team, Lane County Women Lawyers Steering Committee, Lane County Bar Family Law Section, and Lane County Bar Association. Ms. McIntyre also currently serves as Chair of the Lane County Family Law Advisory Committee.