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Gov. Brown seeks applicants for retiring Judge Brady’s seat


Governor Kate Brown announced Tuesday that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Deschutes County Circuit Court created by the planned retirement of Presiding Circuit Judge Alta Brady.

The governor thanked Judge Brady for her dedicated judicial service, and announced that she will fill the position by appointment. Judge Brady’s retirement takes effect December 31.

Interested applicants should mail or deliver their completed application forms to: Misha Isaak, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE #254, Salem, OR 97301-4047.

Forms must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Forms emailed by 5 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, the announcement stated. 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. ORS 3.041 requires that this vacancy must be filled by an applicant who is a resident of or has a principal office in Deschutes County. ORS 3.041(5) provides the required length of time for the residency requirements.

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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