Brown Announces Oregon Supreme Court Vacancy

 Oregon State Capitol,  Brian Gailey

Oregon State Capitol, Brian Gailey

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown announced today she is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Oregon Supreme Court created by the upcoming retirement of Justice Jack L. Landau. Governor Brown thanked Justice Landau for his dedicated judicial service, and announced that she will fill the position by appointment. The retirement of Justice Landau is effective Dec. 31, 2017, and the appointee will be expected to begin judicial service immediately thereafter.

Governor Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. She encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Interested applicants should mail or deliver an Appellate/Supreme Court Interest form 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 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9. Forms emailed by 5 p.m. on the closing date will be deemed timely received so long as a later-received original and signed form is postmarked by the closing date. Applicants are required to complete the Appellate/Supreme Court Interest form and not the Circuit Court Interest form.

ORS 2.020 provides that a judge of the Supreme Court must be a citizen of the United States, have resided in Oregon for at least three years before their appointment, and have been admitted to practice in Oregon before standing for election.

To receive answers to questions about the appointment process, or to request an interest form, contact Shevaun Gutridge at 503-378-6246 or The Appellate/Supreme Court Judicial Interest Form is available online.

Press release from the Office of Governor Kate Brown