The 2011 State of the Oregon Courts Address

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The 2011 State of the Oregon Courts Address
Guest speaker: the Honorable Paul DeMuniz, Chief Justice, Oregon Supreme Court

On Friday, January 7, 2011 Salem City Club and the Marion County Bar Association are honored to co-Host the Honorable Paul De Muniz, Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, for his fifth State of the Oregon Courts Address. Oregon’s Chief Justice is the administrative head of the Oregon Judicial Department. This annual event provides a unique venue for Oregon’s Chief Justice to publicly speak to the issues and challenges facing Oregon’s courts. With the State of Oregon facing an estimated $3 billion shortfall for the next biennium, the shortfall is sure to have significant implications for operating the state’s courts.

This year’s event sponsor is Ryan Collier, LLC.

Justice DeMuniz began his term as Chief Justice on January 1, 2006, chosen by the other Supreme Court Judges. Before he joined the Oregon Supreme Court in January 2001, he served on the Oregon Court of Appeals, practiced law in Salem, as a special prosecutor in Douglas County, as a deputy public defender, and in the United States Air Force, including a tour in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He has made many professional contributions including to Judicial Fitness, the Access to Justice for All Committee, the Oregon Supreme Court Task Force on Racial/Ethnic Issues in the Judicial System, Willamette University College of Law on the Board of Visitors and as an adjunct Professor of Law, on the Oregon State Bar’s Board of Bar Examiners, and at the National Judicial College in Reno.

The State of The Oregon Courts Address is shown in State courts across Oregon. However, City Club and Marion County Bar Association members will have the opportunity to ask the Chief Justice questions at the end of his address.

Please join us on January 7th, 2011, at Mission Mill Spinning Room for this important annual event. For lunch reservations email before noon Tuesday, January 4, 2011. If you are not a member, there is a $3 fee. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 AM. For more information on this program please go to

When: Friday, January 7, 2011; 11:30 lunch | Noon Program
Where: Mission Mill Museum-Spinning Room, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR 97301
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