• Oregon Municipal Judges' Association

    Goals of the OMJA

    • Provide information to the general public about Oregon's municipal courts
    • Organize OMJA annual conferences for members' continuing judicial education
    • Offer a forum for communications among judges about subjects of mutual interest
    • Provide information to legislators about the administrative impacts of proposed laws on courts.

    About municipal courts and the OMJA

    Municipal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction that typically hear cases involving:

    • Misdemeanors, including traffic crimes like DUII and reckless driving
    • Traffic violations such as speeding, failing to obey traffic signals, and driving while suspended
    • Civil infractions under municipal codes

    Municipal judges are appointed by city councils or elected by city voters. There are over 130 municipal courts in Oregon.

    The OMJA is a nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors and officers elected by the membership at annual conferences. 


    Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, Oregon

     Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM - Friday, September 28, 2018 11:45 AM (Pacific Time)  

    Wed.  Sept 26

    12 Noon to 1:00 Lunch

    1:00 to 1:30  Introduction of and Welcome from Comm. Roger Nyquist, OJPA & OMJA Pres.

    1:30 to 2:00  Keynote Address:  Hon. Thomas McHill, P.J. Linn Co. Circuit. Court.

    2:00 to 3:00  DMV.  Mary Garcia

    3:00 to 3:15 Break

    3:15 to 4:00  Rep. Andy Olson:  A Legislators View

    4:00 to 5:00  Hon. Carl Myers:  Legislative Issues, Past, Present & Future

    Association meetings to commence immediately following Judge Myers’ presentation.

    Thurs. Sept 27

    8:00 to 9:30 Motor Vehicle Insurance.  Hon. Cris Patnode & Ins. Rep(s).

    9:30 to 9:40  Break

    9:40 to 10:50 Truancy.  Hon. Ann Spicer & Morrow Co. Truancy Officers.

    10:50 to 11:00  Break

    11:10 to Noon  OGED Ethics – speaker to be determined.

    12:00 to 1:00 Lunch

    1:00 to 2:00  Evidence.  Hon Jeff Jones, Clackamas County Circuit Court.

    2:00 to 3:00  LEDS/CJIS (NCIC).  Matthew Oeder & Dan Malin, both of OSP LEDS Unit.

    3:00 to 3:15  Break

    3:15 to 4:45 Laws, Rules & Cases Affecting LBGTQ Individuals - Oregon Rights Project

    5:30 to 7:00 PM Social Hour with Hors d’oeuvres & No-host bar (beer, wine, mixed drinks).

    Fri. Sept. 28

    8:00 to 9:45  Court Administration for Judges.  Hon. Jane Aiken 

    9:45 to 10:00  Break

    10:00 to 11:45  Chapter 90 FED's & Slumlords.  Rachael Baker & Erin Levenick 

    To REGISTER, follow this link. There will be a $30 penalty for registrations received after September 1st.



    Linn County Fairgrounds

    3700 Knox Butte Rd E
    Albany, OR 97322 

    [As of 6/29/18; all times and presenters are set; lunch, all sessions & meetings, are at the conference location.]

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