Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz inducted into Warren E. Burger Society

The National Center for State Courts, a non-profit organization that provides training, management and research services to the nation’s state courts, will induct Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz JD ’75 into the Warren E. Burger Society this Friday.

 The Burger Society recognizes people who have demonstrated “an exemplary commitment to improving the administration of justice” through their service to the NCSC. Organization officials say De Muniz has been at the forefront of a nationwide movement to re-engineer state courts during difficult economic times.

 Also scheduled for induction are the court administrator of the New Jersey Supreme Court; the founder of the Judicial Family Institute; and the retired vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil Corp.

 De Muniz, who recently announced his decision not to run for re-election, has served as chief justice since 2005. He was appointed to the Oregon Court of Appeals in 1990 and elected to the Oregon Supreme Court in 2000. De Muniz also serves on the Willamette University Board of Trustees and is an adjunct professor at the law school.