OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Director, Oregon Law Center (1995-2000); Director of Litigation, Multnomah County Legal Aid (1990-1995); Partner, Baldwin & Brischetto (1983-1990)
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College (J.D. 1975); San Jose State University (B.A. 1970)
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Judge Pro Tem, Multnomah County Circuit Court (Domestic Relations, part time) (1986-1988)
Since my appointment last year, I have endeavored to treat everyone appearing in my court fairly and with respect. With my colleagues, I am deeply committed to the rule of law, an independent judiciary, and a high level of accountability to the public. Our court is a hardworking and productive court.
This year, I will assume responsibility for an Expanded Drug Court ("CLEAN Court"). This court expands our "STOP Court," one of the earliest and most successful drug courts in the country. These courts provide drug offenders with an opportunity to receive treatment for their addiction while providing the public with greater public safety. Our drug courts are only one example of how our court strives to be responsive to the needs of our community.
During my term, I will continue to work with others to make our justice system more culturally diverse. As a judge, I am committed to the ideal of a justice system "of the people, by the people, and for the people."
Thank you for your support.
(This information furnished by Richard C. Baldwin.)
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