Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown announced today that she will accept applications from candidates interested in being considered for the previously announced Klamath County Circuit Court judicial vacancy, resulting from the planned retirement of Judge Cameron Wogan.

Last summer, there was a prior judicial vacancy, resulting from Judge Osborne’s retirement from the Klamath County Circuit Court, for which candidates were interviewed and vetted by the Governor’s Office. Applicants who already submitted an interest form to fill Judge Osborne’s position will be considered for Judge Wogan’s position, and need not apply again.

The Governor’s Office welcomes applications from additional candidates who would like to be considered for the pending vacancy on the Klamath County Circuit Court. 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 Friday, March 26, 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 Kate 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.

For questions about the appointment process, contact Shevaun Gutridge at 503-378-6246 or shevaun.gutridge@oregon.gov.

 
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