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  • September 12, 2017 9:01 AM | Shelly Norton (Administrator)

    Applications are now being accepted through October 1 for two federal judicial vacancies.  

    The first judicial vacancy is for the Oregon seat on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The second judicial vacancy is for the U.S. District Court for Oregon.

    Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and application found here to the attention of Elise Downing, Elise_Downing@Wyden.senate.gov in Senator Wyden’s office by the October 1st, 2017 deadline. 

    Finalists will be chosen by a selection committee for the pair of federal court positions and will be forwarded to the White House for consideration.

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacancy arose when Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain took senior status at the end of last year. The vacancy for the U.S. District Court for Oregon was created when Judge Anna Brown took senior status in July.


  • September 03, 2017 2:12 PM | Shelly Norton (Administrator)
    Marion County CourtCare is excited to open its doors at the Salem YMCA on September 5 -- offering CourtCare services in Marion County is a dream realized for many. 

    We could use your help to offer our CourtCare kids engaging resources during their stay with us. We are seeking donations of classroom supplies, and what better time than as we head back to school. Supporting CourtCare is as easy as adding an extra set of markers to your school shopping list! 

    Below is our list of needed resources:
    • Markers 
    • Crayons
    • Pencils
    • Colored pencils
    • Foam building blocks
    • Puzzles (for older children)
    • PlayDoh and accessories
    • Chapter books (for older children) in English and other languages
    • Gently used Laptop (this is a big need!)

    Please feel free to leave supplies at the Salem YMCA (marked as "CourtCare"), or email Erin Dawson (ErinNDawson@gmail.com) if you would like to have someone stop by to pick up donated supplies.

    For information about Marion County CourtCare, visit midvalleycourtcare.org.

    Thank you for your continued support of CourtCare programs in all of our communities!

  • August 23, 2017 4:00 PM | Shelly Norton (Administrator)


    ROAD TO THE CIRCUIT COURT BENCH
    Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
    Location: Marion County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room (5th Floor)


    Join Courthouse Connections for a conversation with Presiding Judge Tracy Prall (Marion County Circuit Court), Judge Channing Bennett (Marion County Circuit Court),  Misha Isaak (General Counsel to Governor Kate Brown) and Gina Johnnie (Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP) about pursuing a circuit court judgeship.   

  • August 22, 2017 11:12 AM | Shelly Norton (Administrator)

    CourtCare in Marion and Polk Counties


    Marion and Polk County will now be offering CourtCare to anyone conducting business with the courts beginning September 5, 2017. CourtCare is a no-cost drop-in childcare program that is funded by House Bill 3067 and donations from community partners.  Many of our customers have no childcare options while conducting business at the courts and would otherwise have to choose between keeping their kids in the courtroom, unattended in courthouse hallways or at home without proper supervision.   CourtCare offers a safe, supportive environment and a full range of enriching, age-appropriate activities for young children to enjoy while their parents are involved in court. There is no charge to parties utilizing these services. 

    In Marion County, CourtCare will be offered at the YMCA (685 Court Street, Salem) on Monday - Thursday from 8AM-5:15PM for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Services in Marion County are only available to those that are conducting business with the courts at any of our three locations. Children are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis so parties are urged to make a reservation (503-399-2753) as soon as possible.

    In Polk County, CourtCare provides free childcare for parents & guardians who need to conduct business with the court system or local social service agencies including, but not limited to: Polk County Behavioral Health, Public Health, DHS, or Housing. Care will be offered at Family Building Blocks (182 SW Academy Street Suite 216, Dallas) on Tuesday & Thursday from 1-5:30PM and Wednesday from 8AM-5:30PM for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Please call FBB (503) 623-9664) to make a reservation or if you are unsure if your childcare need qualifies.

    Soon the YMCA, Family Building Blocks and the courts will be distributing flyers and brochures.

    Please consider including information about CourtCare in letters to your clients who may need this service.

    If you would like a copy of the CourtCare brochure or any additional information, please visit https://midvalleycourtcare.org/. For questions specific to Marion County, feel free to contact Andrea Riley (Andrea.L.Riley@ojd.state.or.us).


  • July 23, 2017 5:13 PM | Shelly Norton (Administrator)

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
    Location: Marion County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room (5th Floor)

    Courthouse Connection is pleased to offer its annual review of highlights from the United States Supreme Court term.  Join us as Judge Claudia Burton (Marion County Circuit Court), Judge Erin Lagesen (Oregon Court of Appeals), and Justice Rives Kistler (Oregon Supreme Court) discuss several important SCOTUS opinions from the Court's recent term. 

    Attendance is free; one MCLE credit will be sought. 

    To RSVP or with questions, please visit the Mary Leonard website


  • July 12, 2017 5:55 PM | Shelly Norton (Administrator)

    Join us after the Val Sloper Memorial Golf Tournament, where you can enjoy:

    • Live Music
    • Dinner (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Salad)
    • No Host Bar
    • Networking with colleagues

    It is not necessary that you participate in the Golf Tournament to join the post-golf events.  Spouses and significant others are welcome.   

    When: July 28, 2017, at approximately 5:00 p.m.

    Where: Salem Golf Club

    Cost: $20.00 per person

    RSVP is required: 

    Please contact Shannon Snow before July 21 2017, with questions or to RSVP. 
    Shannon@YourAtty.com
    503-362-9330


  • June 07, 2017 11:22 AM | Shelly Norton (Administrator)


  • June 01, 2017 11:31 AM | Shelly Norton (Administrator)

    RSVP by July 6, 2017

    When:     Thursday, July 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Where:   Riverfront Park – North Meadow
    What:     Build-your-own sandwich bar (catered by Croissant & Co.) and say thank you to our wonderful court staff!
    Cost:       $15.00 per person ___________________________________________________

     RESERVATION FORM

     Name(s):_________________________________________

    Total Number of Lunches:___________________________

    Please enclose a check made payable to Marion County Bar Association in the amount of $15.00 per lunch and send this form by July 6, 2017, to:

    Shannon Snow
    Saucy & Saucy, P.C.
    475 Cottage Street NE, Suite 120
    Salem, Oregon 97301


  • May 23, 2017 11:32 AM | Shelly Norton (Administrator)

    Please join OMLA for our annual Salem luncheon featuring Oregon Supreme Court Justice Lynn Nakamoto. She will join us to discuss issues relevant to the minority legal community in Oregon. Learn more about Justice Nakamoto here.

    Date: Wednesday, June 21 
    Time: 12pm-1pm 
    Place: Willamette University Alumni Center (inside the Putnam University Center) 900 State St. SE, Salem, OR 97301

    Register/RSVP here by Wednesday, June 14.

    Lunch will be a pasta and salad buffet that includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. This event is open to everyone!  Thank you for your continued support of OMLA and we look forward to seeing you for lunch!

    Questions? Contact Suzanne Trujillo, Board Member-at-Large, via email at: suztrujillo@gmail.com

    For more information about OMLA and to become a member, please visit our website at https://www.oregonminoritylawyer.org/


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