Occupation: Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge (January
2003 to present).
Occupational Background: Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Pro-Tem, December 1997 through January 2003, full time; Trial attorney, focused on criminal defense, August 1991 through December 1997; Los Angeles County Public Defender, 1987 through August 1991.
Educational Background: High School: St. Mary's Academy, 1979; College: Gonzaga University, 1983; Law School: Gonzaga University Law School, 1986, magna cum laude; Masters in Business: University of Washington, 2003.
Prior Governmental Experience: In Oregon, my current job as Circuit Court Judge, full time Judge Pro Tem for 5 years in Multnomah County; in California, I was a Los Angeles County employee, Los Angeles Public Defenders office.
Community and Law-Related Activities: Gender Fairness Supreme Court and Oregon State Bar Task Force, member; Senior Law Project volunteer lawyer; Lewis and Clark Law School Mentor Program; MBA Young Lawyers "Tell it to the Judge" participant; speaker for the Judicial Out Reach Committee; American Inns of Court member and group leader.
My career has been one dedicated to the administration of justice. I have benefitted from experiencing the court system from different perspectives and in different venues. The position of Circuit Court Judge is an important one in our community, a position that I value, and one that I strive to fill with integrity, honesty, and fairness to all parties that come into the court system.
(This information furnished by Alicia A. Fuchs.)