Judge of the Supreme Court

Robert D. (Skip) Durham photo

Robert D. (Skip) Durham

Occupation: Associate Justice, Oregon Supreme Court (1994 to present)

Occupational Background: Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals (1991-94); Partner in Bennett & Durham (formerly Kulongoski, Durham, Drummonds & Colombo), Portland. Private law practice (1974-91) in Portland and Eugene. Law Clerk, Oregon Supreme Court (1972-74)

Educational Background: University of Virginia School of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M) in Judicial Process; University of Santa Clara School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree; Whittier College, Bachelor of Arts

Prior Governmental Experience: Associate Justice, Oregon Supreme Court, Position No. 3 incumbent, 1994-present; Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals, 1991-94; President, Oregon Appellate Judges Association (1996-97); Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure Committee (1994-2001); Chair, Oregon Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Rule 4 (1995-96, 2002-05); Oregon Council on Court Procedures (1992-94, 1996-2005); Chair, Oregon Commission on Administrative Hearings (1989-90); Chair, Oregon State Bar Labor Law Section (1984)

Other Community Service and Professional Experience:

Faculty Member, National Judicial College (1992)
Instructor, Judicial Ethics, Judicial Campaign Practices and Transition Issues (Judicial Department training for new judges)
Master, Willamette Valley American Inns of Court
Member, Board of Directors, Oregon Law Institute of Lewis and Clark Law School
Willamette University School of Law Volunteer Mentor
Multnomah County and Marion County Bar Associations
Classroom Law Project Volunteer
Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism (SOLV) Volunteer
Volunteer for Children's Cancer Association

A Message from Justice Durham:

I have been honored to serve on the Oregon Supreme Court from 1994 to present, and on the Oregon Court of Appeals from 1991 to 1994. The Justices of the Oregon Supreme Court are elected by Oregon voters and are dedicated to the rule of law, the fair administration of justice, and vigorous enforcement of ethical principles for Oregon judges and lawyers. I ask for your support for an additional term of service on the Oregon Supreme Court.

(This information furnished by Committee to Re-elect Justice Robert D. Durham.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722