Municipal Court Judge

Closing Date: 
Thu, 12/21/2017

The City of Pendleton requests proposals from qualified applicants for part-time judicial services to the City of Pendleton Municipal Court.   A qualified candidate must be a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, or complete training by the National Judicial College.  Judicial experience or attorney with criminal defense and/or public defender experience is preferred. Experience in supervision of staff is desirable.

Duties will include all aspects of judicial service in a non-record justice level court which hears misdemeanor, violation and post sentence proceedings.  Duties also include court attendance at four half-day sessions per week.  Court scheduling is flexible.  When required, jury trials are scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The City expects to enter into a contract with the successful proposer for a one year contract beginning January 1, 2018 and continuing through December 31, 2018.  The contract may be extended for an additional three-year period upon mutual consent.  The City reserves the right to amend the contract in the event of a significant change in the municipal court caseload or management.

Proposals should include at least the following:

  1. Name, and OSB number if applicable;
  2. A brief summary of judicial and legal experience, particularly in judicial and misdemeanor matters, and general qualifications;
  3. A profile of applicant’s present scheduling availability;

Salary - $4,000-$5,000/month, depending on benefits selected.

For more information contact:  Nancy Kerns, City Attorney, 541-966-0236.    

Proposals must be submitted to:         City Attorney

                                                            City of Pendleton

                                                            500 SW Dorion Ave.

                                                            Pendleton, OR 97801

Proposals must be received before 5:00 PM on December 21, 2017.  Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of experience and ability to provide municipal judicial services in municipal criminal matters and meet scheduling requirements.