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Press Release: April 11, 2011

Governor announces Oregon Court of Appeals vacancy

Judge Rosenblum to Retire from Oregon Court of Appeals

(Salem, Or.)— Governor John Kitzhaber announced today that he is accepting applications for a judicial position on the Oregon Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ellen Rosenblum, 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 form has recently 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.

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 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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