Occupation: Justice of the Peace (incumbent)
Occupational Background: Justice of the Peace 12 years, Central Lane Justice Court; Court Operations Specialist 10 years; Superior Court Clerk 8 years; 36 years Justice Administration
Educational Background: National Judicial College, California State University at Los Angeles, LCC.
Prior Governmental Experience: Executive Committee Oregon Justice of Peace Association; Ethics committee for American Bar Association, Judicial Division; American Judicature Society; National Judges Association; American Women Judges; Truancy Task Force; Lane County Parks Advisory Committee; Animal Services Improvement task force; Springfield Schools budget committee.
Certificates: Mediation; Government Accounting; Supervision and Management Awards: JC Penney Charitable Service
Springfield and Lane County resident for 27 years.
In my tenure as JP I have created a violations bureau to expedite
court appearances, created user-friendly court forms, created a
Spanish language court date and translated forms into Spanish,
taught classes and given presentations at many organizations,
and changed office hours to make appearing in court more
I have established a trial by affidavit for those who could not come to trial due to other commitments.
At my expense, I have provided photographs and flowers for free weddings, a giving library of parenting books, assistive device for those hard of hearing, and toys for children attending court.
I am proud of CLJC's customer satisfaction surveys that convey a 95% public satisfaction rating for quality customer service.
I hope to continue to serve the members of my community.
(This information furnished by Cynthia Sinclair.)