Friday, April 28
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites Downtown Portland
Nan Waller is a fifth generation Oregonian and received her BA from Stanford University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law. As a lawyer, Waller practiced with the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office and Montana Legal Services, and in 2001, Governor Kitzhaber appointed her to the bench. Judge Waller was the Chief Family Court Judge in Multnomah County from 2008 to 2012, and in 2012 she was appointed as Presiding Judge for the Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Judge Waller serves on the boards of the Children’s Institute and Lines for Life. She was one of the four Executive Sponsors for Oregon eCourt and serves on the Judicial Education Committee. Judge Waller serves on OSB’s Bar Press Broadcasters Council, Multnomah County Justice Reinvestment Steering Committee, and the Local Public Safety Steering Committee (LPSCC). She also chairs the LPSCC committee on Racial and Ethnic Disparities. Judge Waller has also been a leader in the planning for a new central courthouse in Multnomah County.
Having been honored with several awards from the community, Judge Waller was named National CASA Judge of the Year in 2011 and received NAMI Oregon’s Gordon and Sharon Smith New Freedom Award in 2013. In 2014, she received the Wallace P. Carson Award for Judicial Excellence from the Oregon State Bar, and in 2015, she was named the Classroom Law Project’s Legal Citizen of the Year.