MEDFORD, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown has begun the process of looking for a new judge to fill a vacancy on the Jackson County Justice Court, beginning with a call for applications.
Erstwhile Justice Court judge Joe Charter beat Circuit Court judge Lisa Greif in the May primary election, leaving a vacancy on the Justice Court. The Justice Court handles traffic and other municipal code violations for the County and local cities.
The Governor thanked Judge Charter "for his dedicated service on the Justice Court," and announced that she will fill the position by appointment. Judge Charter’s resignation from the Justice Court takes effect December 4, 2020.
"Governor Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. She encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences," the Governor's office said.
ORS 51.240 sets forth the qualifications for office. Applicants should review the statute to confirm their eligibility for appointment.
The Governor’s office says it will use the Circuit Court Interest Form for this Justice Court vacancy. Interested applicants should mail 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 Wednesday, August 19, 2020. 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.
For questions about the appointment process, or to request an interest form, contact Shevaun Gutridge at 503-378-6246 or email@example.com.