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Governor Kitzhaber announces Douglas County Circuit Court vacancy

​Judge Poole to Retire from Douglas County Circuit Court
(Salem, OR) — Governor John Kitzhaber announced today that he is accepting applications for a judicial position on the Circuit Court for Douglas County to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ronald Poole.  The Governor thanked Judge Poole for his service to Douglas County and said he will fill the position by appointment.  Judge Poole’s retirement takes effect October 31, 2013. 
Anyone interested in filling the position must submit an Interest Form for Judicial Appointments to the Governor’s office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.  Please note that the interest form has been recently 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 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 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(3) requires that this vacancy must be filled by an applicant who is a resident of or have a principal office in Douglas 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 http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/judicial.aspx.
Media Contact:
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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