(Salem, OR) -- Governor Tina Kotek has started accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Oregon Supreme Court. Justice Adrienne Nelson was appointed to the United States District Court of Oregon. The Governor fills judicial vacancies based on merit. She's encouraging lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds to apply. Qualifications include being a citizen of the United States, being a resident of Oregon for at least three years, and having been admitted to practice law in Oregon.