Judge of the Circuit Court

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Occupation: Circuit Court Judge

Occupational Background: Attorney in civil practice 1992-2004; criminal practice, 1988-1992.

Educational Background: Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D., 1984; University of Oregon, B.A., 1981; National Judicial College 2009

Prior Governmental Experience: Circuit Court Judge 2004 - present.

Community and Law Related Activities: Oregon State Bar Professionalism Commission; Oregon Judicial Department Committee to Review the Oregon Code of Judicial Conduct; Multnomah Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee (2005-2008); Oregon Judicial Department Judicial Conduct Committee (2004-2008); Multnomah County Presiding Court Task Force on Civil Jury Trial; Multnomah County Circuit Court Jury Orientation Committee; Multnomah County Circuit Court Therapeutic Court Committee; Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College Mentor/Mentee Program; Oregon Women Lawyers


Judge Dailey's dedication to justice shows in her firm but fair decision making. She demonstrates compassion, intelligence, and integrity in the way she carries out her responsibilities and duties to the citizens of Multnomah County.

Her experience and background in complex cases shows in her diligent, efficient management of resources. Participants have a judge who is open minded, hardworking and with common sense. Judge Dailey also has the courage to make the tough decisions.

Judge Dailey continues in her commitment to professionalism and improvements to the justice system by mentoring new lawyers and speaking publicly on issues involving the justice system.

(This information furnished by Committee to Retain Judge Kathleen M. Dailey.)

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