Judge of the Circuit Court
Daniel L. Harris photo
Daniel L.
Harris

Nonpartisan

Occupation: Circuit Court Judge for Jackson County.

Occupational Background: Attorney, 1983-1997. Legislative Advisor to Senator Mark Hatfield. Worked in the Oregon woods as a logger.

Educational Background: University of Oregon School of Law, JD (Associate Editor, Oregon Law Review). Brigham Young University, BS.

Prior Governmental Experience: Circuit Court Judge for Jackson County, 1997 to present. Court-appointed arbitrator, 1988-1997. State Council on Court Procedures, 1997 to present. State Bench/Bar Commission on Professionalism, 1999 to present (Chair, 2004). Ashland School Board, 1997. Ashland Planning Commission, 1988-1992. Legislative Advisor to Senator Mark Hatfield, 1976-1978.

JUDGE HARRIS IS COMMITTED TO
FAMILY, CHILDREN AND COMMUNITY

As a community leader: Jackson County Boys and Girls Club Board, 1999-2002. Jackson County STARS Board, 1997-2002. Ashland School Board, 1997. Ashland Schools Foundation Board, 1995-1996. Ashland Middle School Quality Team, 1993-1995. Rotary Club, 1985 to present.

As a parent: Little league manager and coach, 1991-2003. YMCA basketball coach, 1994-2002. Boy Scout leader, 1994 to present. 4-H advisor, 1994-99.

As a judge: Organizer and host of the TV program “The People’s Law Forum,” 1991 to present. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1998 to present. American Judges Association, 2000 to present. Instructor at the “New Judges School,” 2001 to present.

JUDGE HARRIS IS A LEADER AND AN INNOVATOR
IN THE LEGAL COMMUNITY

Leader in the legal community: Jackson County Bar Association (President, 1998; executive committee, 1995 to present). Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, 1996-1998. Oregon State Bar Civil Procedure and Practice Committee, 1992-1995 (Chair, 1995). Local Professional Responsibility Committee, 1984-1987. Recipient of the Oregon State Bar “President’s Public Service Award” in 1995, for work performed to improve the court system in Oregon.

Jury innovations: Through the Council on Court Procedures, Judge Harris has been successful in changing court rules in Oregon to (1) allow jurors to ask questions of witnesses, (2) require judges to put jury instructions in writing and (3) streamline and improve the process of conducting a jury trial.

(This information furnished by Dan Harris.)
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District 1, Position 2
Daniel L. Harris

District 1, Position 3
G. Philip (Phil) Arnold

District 3, Position 4
Claudia M. Burton

District 3, Position 6
Mary M. James

District 4, Position 4
Sidney A. Galton

District 6, Position 3
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Bill Jones

District 11, Position 6
Ed Perkins
Thomas M. Spear, Jr.

District 13, Position 3
Marci Warner Adkisson
Dan Bunch
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District 13, Position 4
Cameron F. Wogan

District 15, Position 1
Martin Stone

District 15, Position 2
Richard L. Barron

District 16, Position 2
Joan G. Seitz

District 16, Position 3
George W. Ambrosini
Randy Garrison
Charles Lee
Kenneth W. Madison

District 18, Position 2
Philip L. Nelson

District 19, Position 3
Berkeley Smith

District 21, Position 2
Janet Schoenhard Holcomb

District 23, Position 1
Carol R. Bispham

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