Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown announced today that she is accepting applications for two openings on the Oregon Court of Appeals. The first vacancy was occasioned by the appointment of Justice Meagan A. Flynn to the Oregon Supreme Court, effective April 4, 2017. The second vacancy will be occasioned by the retirement of Judge Timothy J. Sercombe, which will become effective July 1, 2017.
Anyone interested in being considered for appointment must submit an Appellate Judicial Interest Form to the Governor's Office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Please note that this form is specific to appellate appointments and is not the form used for circuit court appointments.
Interested applicants should mail or deliver the forms to: Benjamin Souede, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-4047. Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Forms emailed by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date will be deemed timely received so long as a later-received original and signed form is postmarked by the closing date.
Governor Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. She encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
ORS 2.540 provides that a judge of the Court of Appeals must be an elector of the county of residence of the judge and must be admitted to practice in Oregon.
To receive answers to questions about the appointment process, or to request an interest form, contact Shevaun Gutridge (503-378-6246). The Appellate Judicial Interest Form is also available online.