OSB Board of Governors Lists “Highly Qualified” Applicants for Supreme Court Vacancy

The Oregon State Bar has posted the following media release regarding the applicants for the Supreme Court position opened by Justice Kistler’s upcoming retirement.  The text is below is quoted from <https://www.osbar.org/judicial/judicialvacancy.html>:

The Oregon State Bar’s Appellate Screening Committee has completed its review of the candidates who have applied for appointment to the Oregon Supreme Court and who agreed to disclose their application materials to the OSB. Pursuant to OSB Bylaws, the Committee has conducted an in-depth review of each application and candidate, including in-person interviews of all candidates who opted to participate in the process.

Pursuant to OSB Bylaw 2.703, the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors* has approved the following list of candidates deemed “highly qualified” for appointment to the Oregon Supreme Court:

Allen, Beth
Campbell, Bruce
Egan, James
Garrett, Chris
Leith, David
Ortega, Darlene
Runkles-Pearson, PK
Tookey, Douglas

*Please note that BOG member Liani Reeves has abstained from all discussion and votes related to the review of judicial candidates.