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Press Release: April 8, 2011

Governor Announces Linn County Circuit Court Vacancy

Judge McCormick to retire from Linn County bench

(Salem, OR.)  Governor Kitzhaber announced today that he is accepting applications for a judicial position on the Linn County Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John A. McCormick, effective May 1, 2011. 

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 Friday, April 29, 2011. 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.

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(2) further states that for judicial districts with a population less than 500,000, "[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[.]"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://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/boards.shtml#Judicial___D_A__Appointments.

Media Contacts:
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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