Judge of the Circuit Court
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Keith R.


Occupation: Circuit Court Judge for Washington County, District 20, Department 5

Occupational Background: 2001-present, Circuit Court Judge for Washington County, also serving as Washington County Family Court Team Head; Washington County Conciliation Services Advisory Committee Chair; Keys to Success & MIP (Juvenile Drug Court) Judge; Washington County Supplemental Local Rules Committee member; State Circuit Court Judges Family & Juvenile Law Committee Vice Chair; 2000-01, Circuit Court pro tem Judge for Washington County; 1979-2001, St Andrew/St Matthew Legal Clinic, co-founder, attorney, director; 1976-79, Private practice

Educational Background: 1976, Lewis & Clark Law School, JD; 1972, Lewis & Clark College, BA Econ; 1968, Jesuit High School

Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State Bar - State Lawyer's Assistance Committee, Fee Dispute Arbitration Panel, Disciplinary Board Trial Panel, Judicial Administration Committee Chair

Other Activities
National Alliance on Mental Health Washington County, Board Secretary
Birthright of Hillsboro, Board Secretary

Jesuit High School Alumnus of Year, Oregon State Bar Public Service Award, American Institute for Public Service Jefferson Award, Knight of the Junior Court of Rosaria, Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, Catholic Lawyers for Social Justice St. Thomas More Award

The family court team includes the judges hearing domestic relations, juvenile and probate cases. The team is committed to improving procedures for the public within the framework of the law. I work to propel families who are in crisis to reasonably resolve their issues while focusing on the children's best interests, only imposing my view when there is an impasse.

Our Keys to Success program provides resources for young people who are extracting themselves from drug addiction. Our MIP (minor in possession of alcohol/ marijuana possession) court is designed to motivate young people to avoid these gateway drugs. I try to foster a courtroom which is respectful and concerned, but realistic and honest. Service to the people of Washington County has been a great honor for which I am very appreciative.

My wife and I share five children and two grandchildren.

(This information furnished by Raines for Judge Committee.)