The Administrative Office of the Courts is now accepting applications for a seat on the Judicial Nominating Commission. The opening is due to the death of commission member Elizabeth T. Collins, who died May 23, 2013.
The position on the commission will be appointed by the Speaker of the Senate to an unexpired term that ends June 30, 2013 – the date the statutory provisions for the nominating commission expire. Applicants may be either an attorney or non-attorney, but must have lived in West 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 years prior to the appointment.
Anyone who wishes to be considered for the Judicial Nominating Commission must complete an application, which can be found at the links below. All applications must be received by the Administrative Office of the Courts by Thursday, May 30 2013, at 12 p.m. CDT.
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 a period of 14 days. After the public comment period has closed, the Speaker of the Senate will have 14 days to appoint a member to the commission.