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Cynthia
Sinclair

Nonpartisan

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 convenient.
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.)