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Governor Kitzhaber announces appointment process for new Oregon Court of Appeals panel

​(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber announced today that he is accepting applications for three new positions on the Oregon Court of Appeals created by the passage of HB 4026 during the 2012 legislative session. The new positions take effect October 1, 2013, and are contingent on the legislatively approved budget for the 2013-15 biennium.
Anyone interested in filling the positions must submit an Appellate Judicial Interest Form to the Governor’s Office. Please note that this form is specifically for appellate appointments and not the form used for circuit court appointments. Interested applicants should mail or deliver the forms to: Liani J. Reeves, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-4047. Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The form may be faxed or e-mailed 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 Kitzhaber fills judicial vacancies based on merit. He encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
ORS 2.540 provides that a judge of the Court of Appeals shall be an elector of the county of residence of the judge and be admitted to the practice of law in the state.
To receive answers to questions about the appointment process, or to request an interest form, contact Jen Andrew (503-378-6246). The Appellate Judicial Interest Form is also available online at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/judicial.aspx.

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