Judges Harris and Arnold to Retire from Jackson County Bench
(Salem, OR) — Governor John Kitzhaber announced today that he is accepting applications for two judicial positions on the Jackson County Circuit Court to fill the vacancies created by the retirement of Judge Daniel L. Harris, effective July 1, 2013, and Judge G. Philip Arnold, effective September 1, 2013.
Anyone interested in filling the positions must submit an Interest Form for Judicial Appointments to the Governor’s office by 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2013. Please note that the interest form recently has been updated. Applicants who previously applied must resubmit an updated interest form since the form has been updated. 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. 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 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 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 have a principal office in Jackson 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 Jen Andrew (503-378-6246). The Interest Form for Judicial Appointments is also available online at:
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324