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Richard C Baldwin

Oregon Supreme Court
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The Honorable Richard C. Baldwin began his current term of office in January 2013. He formerly served as a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge from 2001 to 2012. During his trial court tenure, his assignments included presiding over drug treatment courts and Multnomah County's first Mental Health Court. His prior legal experience also includes:
Law clerk to the Honorable Robert Foley, Oregon Court of Appeals (1975)
Staff Attorney, Multnomah County Legal Aid (1976 - 1980)
Trial Attorney, Baldwin & Brischetto (1983 - 1991)
Director of Litigation, Multnomah County Legal Aid (1991 - 1995)
Executive Director, Oregon Law Center (1996 - 2000)
Judge Baldwin has worked extensively with community nonprofits and civil rights organizations, including the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Uniting to Understand Racism during his legal career. He served on the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors (1996 - 2000; Vice President, 2000), and the Oregon Judicial Department's Access to Justice for All Committee (1998 - 2002; Chair, 2002).

Judge Baldwin grew up in San Jose, California, and graduated from San Jose State University (B.A., Philosophy, 1970). He received his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (1975).

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 770135
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Professional Experience
Oregon Supreme Court
- Current
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge
Executive Director
Oregon Law Center
Director of Litigation
Multnomah County Legal Aid
Trial Attorney
Baldwin & Brischetto
Staff Attorney
Multnomah County Legal Aid
Law clerk
Honorable Robert Foley, Oregon Court of Appeals
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (1975)
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San Jose State University
B.A. (1970) | Philosophy
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Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 770135
- Current
Activities: Board of Governors 1996 - 2000; Vice President, 2000
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Oregon Judicial Department
Access to Justice for All Committee
Activities: Chair, 2002
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Oregon Supreme Court
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Contact & Map
2816 NE Edgehill Pl
Portland, OR 97212
Telephone: (503) 545-0304
Oregon Supreme Court
1163 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
Telephone: (503) 986-5725