Recruiting for Court-Appointed Attorney Roster

The Salem Municipal Court is recruiting to add one or two criminal defense attorneys to our current roster.  Court-appointed attorneys are appointed by the judge to represent the indigent accused in our court. Deadline for applying is October 31, 2014.Our current case-mix is fairly evenly divided between traffic crimes and non-traffic “quality of life” offenses such as Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Alcohol in Prohibited Places, etc. Many of the individuals appearing in our court are struggling with homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, and/or issues related to military service. Experience relevant to this population is desirable. Bi-lingual attorneys also are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter describing your legal experience, including:

  • jury trial experience;
  • work in problem-solving court dockets (such as Veterans Court, Mental Health Court, Drug Court, etc.);
  • non-legal, but relevant educational, employment, or personal background; and,
  • why you are interested in working in Salem Municipal Court.

Please include a current resume (including three references) to Judge Jane Aiken, Salem Municipal Court 555 Liberty, Room 215, Salem Oregon 97301.

Interviews will be scheduled in early November.