Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown announced today that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Columbia County Justice Court created by the planned retirement of Judge Wally Thompson. The Governor thanked Judge Thompson for his dedicated judicial service, and announced that she will fill the position by appointment. Judge Thompson's retirement takes effect Dec. 31, 2017.
The Governor's office will use its standard Circuit Court Interest Form for this Justice Court vacancy. Interested applicants should mail or deliver their completed application forms to: Misha Isaak, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-4047. Forms must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Forms emailed by 5 p.m. on the closing date will be considered timely so long as original signed forms postmarked by the closing date are later received.
Governor Kate Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. She encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. ORS 51.240 sets forth the qualifications for office. Applicants should review the statute to confirm their eligibility for appointment.
To receive answers to questions about the appointment process, or to request an interest form, contact Shevaun Gutridge at 503-378-6246 or email@example.com
The judicial interest form
is also available online.