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Court Appointed Opportunity and Pro Tem Judge 

The Salem Municipal Court is now looking to recruit individual(s) to serve as Pro Tem Judge in the Salem Municipal Court.  Pro Tem Judges serve in the absence of the elected judge and when the court is conducting more than one courtroom docket. 

Pro Tem Judges preside over violation and criminal misdemeanor arraignments, entry of pleas and sentencing, jury and bench trials, probation violations, diversion entry and termination hearings, and complete other duties as needed.

Pro Tem Judges are compensated at a rate of $79 per hour.  For more details, please direct your questions to Court Administrator Deborah Ingledew at or call (503) 588-6407 to further discuss this opportunity.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter outlining your interests, experience, and a current resume to include three references by email to or by regular  mail to:

Judge Eleanor Beatty 
Salem Municipal Court
555 Liberty Street SE, Room 215
Salem, Oregon  97301

Court Appointed Attorney Opportunity


If you are a  new or experienced attorney, we have an opportunity for you.

The Municipal Court is accepting resumes from attorneys seeking work as a court appointed attorney to represent the indigent accused. 

The current case mix includes traffic crimes and non-traffic misdemeanor “quality of life” offenses such as Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Alcohol in Prohibited Places, etc.  Individuals that appear in our court may struggle with homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, and/or issues related to military service.  Experience relevant to this population is desirable but not required. 

If you are interested, please submit the following for consideration:

Cover letter that includes your legal experience as it relates to the following:

Trial or contested hearing experience

Problem-solving courts:  Veterans, Mental Health, and/or drug court

Non-legal, but relevant educational, employment, or personal background

Three professional references

Send your submission by email to: or by regular mail to:

Judge Eleanor Beatty
City of Salem Municipal Court
555 Liberty Street SE, Room 215
Salem, Oregon  97301

Candidates will be contacted to participate in a panel interview.  Successful candidates are subject to a background verification. 

Bilingual attorneys are encouraged to apply.  If you are a new attorney with little or no experience, please submit a cover letter that provides the reason for your interest in this opportunity.

Marion County Bar Association
PO Box 333
Salem, OR 97308

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