The Administrative Office of the Courts is now accepting applications for a seat on the Judicial Nominating Commission as a result of the retirement of commission member Theresa Lee.
The position on the commission will be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor to an unexpired term that ends on June 30, 2015. Applicants may be either an attorney or non-attorney, but must have lived in East Tennessee for one year prior to the appointment. In addition, the law requires applicants for this position to be at least 30-years-old, and have been a citizen of the state of Tennessee for at least five (5) years prior to the appointment.
Anyone who wishes to be considered for the Judicial Nominating Commission must complete an application, which can be found online at the links below. All applications must be received by the Administrative Office of the Courts by Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. CST.
After applications have been received by the Administrative Office of the Courts, information about each applicant will be posted online at www.tncourts.gov. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the applicants for the commission for a period of 14 days. Once the public comment period has closed, the Lieutenant Governor will have 14 days to appoint a member to the commission.