OAPABA Member Valeri L. Love Appointed to Lane County Circuit Court

Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA) is pleased to announce that last week, Governor Kitzhaber appointed OAPABA member Valeri L. Love to the Lane County Circuit Court. She will officially take the bench on September 6, 2011.

“As a statewide organization, OAPABA is proud to have been able to endorse such a strong candidate as Valeri Love for the Lane County judiciary,” said Elisa Dozono, OAPABA President. “We hope Judge Love will add strength to OAPABA’s pipeline efforts, which have been generating great results, in part, thanks to mentoring and leadership by sitting Asian Pacific American (APA) jurists. Moreover, we hope that her appointment encourages other Willamette Valley APAs to get involved in OAPABA.”

Ms. Love received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Linfield College, a Master of Management degree from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law. She started her legal career as a law clerk with the Lane County Circuit Court and then served as a deputy district attorney with the Lane County District Attorney’s Office. She currently works as a civil litigator with the firm of Gleaves Swearingen Potter & Scott LLP. Ms. Love is involved in numerous community activities including the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association and Oregon Women Lawyers.

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  1. Christopher Colin Houck

    The Honorable Ms. Love presided over my custody hearing today. I do not not have any previous experience in this area to compare her to but it is my true belief that her approach to this particular case was beyond reproach. While I cannot wish that anybody find themselves in my position, I can only hope that if they do that they will have the benefit of having such a fair, well-rounded and wise Justice as her to preside over their case. I want it to be understood that I’m not saying this because I won my case (I did not technically nor from my perspective) but because in the course of her ruling she made it more than clear that the issue at stake was not about the litigants but about the child caught in the middle. That has served as a vivid reality-check for me that is ultimately more valuable than any ruling in my favor.
    For the record I am a working-class Caucasian/ Non-Hispanic male and know nothing of OAPABA but ended up here as a result of google-searching Ms. Love.

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