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Judge Roberts to retire from Multnomah County bench
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown announced today that she intends to fill a judicial vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge Roberts from the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Her retirement will take effect May 31, 2021. The Governor thanked Judge Roberts for her dedicated judicial service.

The Governor’s Office currently is conducting an appointment process for Multnomah County, to fill the vacancy created by the previously announced retirement of Judge Angel Lop… Applicants who apply for that position also will be considered for the vacancy created by Judge Roberts’ retirement. The Governor will fill both Multnomah County vacancies from the same applicant pool.

Interested applicants should mail (no hand delivery) their completed application forms to: Dustin Buehler, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE #254, Salem, OR 97301-4047. Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. 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 Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. She encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

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. SB 977, recently passed by the Legislature, creates a new requirement. It amends ORS 3.041 and requires that these vacancies must be filled by persons who are residents of or have principal offices in the judicial districts to which they are appointed or adjacent judicial districts.

Comments on any of the candidates can be submitted to Dustin Buehler, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, at 503-378-6246, or

For questions about the appointment process, contact Shevaun Gutridge at 503-378-6246 or

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