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Judge of the Circuit Court

Susan M. Svetkey photo

Susan M. Svetkey
Nonpartisan

Occupation: Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge, Family Law Department

Occupational Background: Attorney, private practice, Child and Family Advocacy; Attorney and co-founder, Juvenile Rights Project; Attorney, Metropolitan Public Defender; Attorney, Juvenile Law Center; High School Teacher

Educational Background: J.D. - University of Oregon Law School - 1977; M.A. - University of Oregon College of Education - 1972; B.A. - New York University - 1971

Prior Governmental Experience: Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge; Multnomah County Juvenile Court - Pro Tempore Referee

Legal and Professional Memberships/Admissions:

  • Oregon State Bar

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

  • Multnomah County Bar Association

  • Oregon State Bar Juvenile Law Section - Executive Committee - Past Chair

  • Oregon State Bar Family Law Section

  • Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners

  • National Association of Counsel for Children

  • National Counsel of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

  • Multnomah Circuit Court Children's Representation Project - Director

  • Children's Relief Nursery - Member, Board of Directors

  • Oregon Law Institute - Member, Board of Directors

VOTE TO RETAIN JUDGE SUSAN M. SVETKEY

FAIR - HARD WORKING - COMPASSIONATE

Judge Svetkey has devoted her entire career to the protection of the interests of children and families. Judge Svetkey believes that the most important work of our courts is done by the Family Law Department. Judge Svetkey is committed to fairness and compassion in deciding every case that comes before her.

VOTE TO RETAIN JUDGE SUSAN M. SVETKEY

(This information furnished by Susan M. Svetkey.)

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