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Judge Newman to Retire from Josephine County Bench
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced that applications will be accepted for a judicial vacancy on the Josephine County Circuit Court created by the planned retirement of Judge Michael Newman. The Governor thanked Judge Newman for his dedicated judicial service, and announced that she will fill the position by appointment. Judge Newman's retirement takes effect December 31, 2017.

Governor Kate Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit and encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Interested applicants should mail or deliver their completed application forms to:

Office of Governor Kate Brown
ATTN: Misha Isaak, General Counsel
900 Court Street NE #254
Salem, OR 97301-4047

Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017. Forms emailed by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date will be considered timely so long as original signed forms postmarked by the closing date are later received.

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 requires that this vacancy must be filled by an applicant who is a resident of or has a principal office in Josephine 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 Shevaun Gutridge at 503-378-6246 or

The judicial interest form is also available online .


Chris Pair
Bryan Hockaday