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Judge Lemhouse to Retire from Linn County Justice Court
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Linn County Justice Court created by the planned retirement of Judge Jad Lemhouse. The Governor thanked Judge Lemhouse for his dedicated judicial service, and announced that she will fill the position by appointment. Judge Lemhouse’s retirement takes effect December 31, 2018.

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, Suite 254, Salem, OR 97301-4047. Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. 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.

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

The judicial interest form is also available online .


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