OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Circuit Court Judge; District Court Judge; Oregon Corrections Ombudsman; Assistant District Attorney; Cross-designated Special Assistant U.S. Attorney; Law Clerk for private law firm.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: University of Oregon, School of Law, J.D. (1971); University of South Dakota, B.A.(1968); Vermillion, South Dakota public schools.
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: District Court Judge; Circuit Court Judge; Assistant District Attorney; State Corrections Ombudsman; Governor's Advisory Board on Drugs and Violent Crime (Chair); Past Member, Board on Police Standards and Training; 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: State and local Bar Association committees; (Past) Board Member Birth To Three, Boy Scouts, Active 20/30 Club and Lane County Bar Association; Eugene Rotary Club; (Past) President of Oregon Circuit Judges Association; (Past) President Oregon Association of Drug Court Professionals; OJD committees; Gender Fairness Task Force, Judicial Review Committee, Court Consolidation Committee. Frequent lecturer at national, state and local meetings Drug Courts; Kidsport coach for soccer, baseball and basketball.
JUDGE LARSON IS EXPERIENCED
Nearly nineteen years as a trial lawyer and eleven years as a judge with experience in all types of cases including everything from capital murder to small claims cases.
Working to make the legal system more fair, accessible to the public and cost efficient.
JUDGE LARSON IS INNOVATIVE
Co-founded a national model program designed to successfully prosecute serious repeat offenders and founded the first interagency burglary team.
Helped create the Deferred Adjudication Program, Jail Arraignments, Small Claims Mediation and founded Lane County's Drug Court. The Drug Court Program has saved lives and families while reducing recidivism. Drug Court enables justice system to get better results for less money while freeing up jail space for more dangerous offenders.
JUDGE LARSON IS FIRM BUT FAIR
I believe that everyone is entitled to have their case heard in a patient, respectful manner. I pledge to do my very best to deserve the high public honor of serving as a Lane County Circuit Judge.
(This information furnished by Darryl L. Larson for Circuit Court
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