Judicial Endorsements

OAPABA is a member of the Oregon Judicial Diversity Coalition (OJDC) which is also comprised of the Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association, OGALLA: the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon, and the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association.  You can apply to all the members of the OJDC for endorsement by clicking here for the application and sending the completed materials to advocacy@oapaba.org for the OJDC’s consideration. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED AS ONE COMBINED DOCUMENT/PDF AND MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE SAME DAY YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS TO THE GOVERNOR (no later than the deadline for application materials to the Governor).

For information on OAPABA’s endorsement policy and application materials, please click here. However, please use the OJDC’s questionnaire linked above. Appendix C to the materials has been removed and replaced by the OJDC questionnaire.

For your convenience, an older word version can be found here; however, please follow the instructions on this page for submission. Submissions to the older email address listed in the word version will not be received.


The Oregon Judicial Diversity Coalition (OJDC), comprised of the Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association (OC-NBA), Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA), OGALLA: the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon, and the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA), is accepting applications for the endorsement of judicial candidates applying for the vacancies on the Josephine County Circuit Court.

Judicial candidates seeking endorsement by any or all of the aforementioned groups are instructed to send the following information to sghafouri@amforest.org and alex.naito@millernash.com by Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5 p.m.

To be considered for an interview, please submit:

1) A fully-filled copy of the questionnaire available through OAPABA’s website (http://oapaba.org/judicial-endorsements/).
2) A copy of the application’s materials submitted to the Governor, including the judicial interest form, resume, and letters of recommendation.
3) OJDC application materials MUST be submitted together in one single PDF document.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  After receiving a completed application, the OJDC will contact applicants to schedule an interview.