Governor Kate Brown has announced her appointments to the three vacancies on the Oregon Court of Appeals: Robyn Ridler Aoyagi, the Hon. Bronson James, and Steven R. Powers.
- Robyn E. Ridler Aoyagi is a trial and appellate litigator at the Tonkon Torp law firm.
- The Hon. Bronson James is a judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court.
- Steven R. Powers is an insurance coverage and appellate lawyer at the law firm Parsons Farnell & Grein, LLP.
For complete biographical information, please see the Governor’s media release:
The Governor’s appointments fill vacancies created when the Hon. Timothy J. Sercombe retired and the Hon. Meagan A. Flynn and the Hon. Rebecca A. Duncan were appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court.
Governor Brown will appoint Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Rebecca A. Duncan to the Oregon Supreme Court seat being vacated by the Hon. David V. Brewer. Judge Duncan’s seat on the Court of Appeals will be filled from the existing applicant pool for other positions on that court. More below the fold:
The Honorable Timothy J. Sercombe, Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals, has announced that he will be retiring effective July 1, 2017.
Judge Sercombe became a judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals in 2007. Before joining the Court of Appeals, he
- practiced law with the Portland firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (1991-2007), emphasizing municipal, land use, utilities, appellate, and administrative law
- practiced law with Eugene firm of Harrang, Long, Gary & Rudnick (1977-91)
- served as law clerk to Oregon Supreme Court Justices Kenneth O’Connell and Berkeley Lent (1976-77)
Judge Sercombe is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Multnomah County Bar Association, and the Oregon Appellate Judges Association. He writes and speaks frequently on municipal, land use, and constitutional law.
Judge Sercombe was born in Missouri and grew up in Connecticut. He graduated from Northwestern University in Illinois (B.A. 1973) and the University of Oregon School of Law (J.D. Honors Graduate 1976). After college, he worked as a paralegal before moving to Oregon to attend law school.
Judge Sercombe is active in his church as an elder and chancel choir member and enjoys music, theater, travel, and other family activities.
The Executive Committee is pleased to present our members with a profile the Honorable Erin Lagesen of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Julie A. Smith, attorney and partner at Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, kindly volunteered her time to author the article.
Again, if you would like the opportunity to contribute to the 2014 Appellate Almanac, please let me know.
The Clackamas County Bar Association cordially invites its members, non-members, and guests to the 2014 Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Dinner!
20 Iron Mountain Blvd.
RSVP Deadline: October 22, 2014
- Roasted Beef Prime Rib
- Whole roasted beef boneless rib, hand carved, with an Oregon Pinot Noir sauce and creamy horseradish.
- Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi
- Fresh Hawaiian Mahi Mahi topped with crushed macadamia nuts and citrus beurre blanc.
- Wild Mushroom Strudel
- Mix of sautéed forest mushrooms, Chevre, Parmesan and aged Gouda cheeses, baked with fresh herbs and wrapped in Filo pastry with a Truffle cream sauce.
- Delectable Dessert – Seasonal Trio
Cost per person for CCBA members and guests: ……..$48.00
Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer has approved a plan for a mandatory eFiling requirement for attorneys filing cases in Oregon’s circuit and appellate courts. The Oregon Judicial Department will circulate proposed court rules in the upcoming months for comment. The plan calls for a mandatory date of December 1, 2014 for the eleven circuit courts that currently have the eFiling component of the Oregon eCourt system, and includes a transition plan for those courts implementing the system later.
Mandatory eFiling for attorneys filing in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court is expected to begin in the spring of 2015, following an amendment to the Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure. Mandatory eFiling for the Oregon Tax Court will be assessed at a later date.
Click here for more information from the Oregon State Bar.
The Executive Committee is pleased to present our members with the first article for the 2014 Appellate Almanac, a profile of the Honorable David Schuman, who recently retired from the Oregon Court of Appeals. Danielle Lordi, a former clerk for Judge Schuman, kindly volunteered her time to author the article.
Again, if you would like the opportunity to contribute to the 2014 Appellate Almanac, please let the Executive Committee Chair know.
The Classroom Law Project has chosen Jake Tanzer to receive the 2014 Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year Award. In celebration of Mr. Tanzer, an award dinner will be held April 23, 2014 at The Governor Hotel.
For information on attending, please see the formal announcement.
To sign up, please visit www.classroomlaw.org/donate/legal-citizen-dinner.