Municipal Court Judge

Closing Date: 
Wed, 11/22/2017
Salary Range: 

Request for Proposals

For Judicial Services Contract in Pendleton Municipal Court


Issued:  November 2, 2017

Proposals Due:  November 22, 2016


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;        

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 Wednesday, November 22, 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.