Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability

rock formation at Smith Rock State Park with river and mountain in background
The Smith Rock State Park rock formation called Monkey Face with Mt. Jefferson in the Cascade Mountains in the background. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Commission members are volunteers serving four-year terms. Three are judges appointed by the Supreme Court, three are lawyers appointed by the Oregon State Bar and three are citizens appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

Pursuant to ORS 1.410 to 1.480, the Oregon Constitution and the Rules of Judicial Conduct, the commission investigates complaints regarding Oregon judges. If the commission believes there is substantial evidence of misconduct, a public hearing is held. The commission makes recommendations regarding disciplinary actions to the Supreme Court. A judge may be censured, suspended or removed from office by the Supreme Court. The commission cannot change the decision of a judge and does not have jurisdiction over arbitrators, mediators or municipal court judges.

Commission Website

Members

Chair Hon. Monte S. Campbell, 2021; Judy A.C. Edwards, Public Member, 2022; Hon. Steven Powers, 2022; Hon. Debra K. Vogt, 2021; Wilson Kenney, PhD, Public Member, 2023; Karyn Goodfriend, Public Member, 2020; Judith Parker, Attorney, 2023; Melanie Kebler, Attorney, 2023; Jeffrey Wallace, Attorney, 2024

Source

Rachel L. Mortimer, Executive Director
Address: PO Box 90398 Portland 97290
Phone: 503-626-6776
Fax: 503-626-6787