Judicial Application Information

When there is a trial or appellate court vacancy, the official notice will be posted on this site.

Appellate Court Vacancies

Where there is a vacancy to be filled on the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments reviews and recommends applicants for the governor’s consideration. The governor may then appoint one of the recommended applicants to fill the vacancy. Appellate court judges also must be confirmed by the Legislature.

For more information about the nomination process, please read the instructions.

To apply for an APPELLATE COURT vacancy, interested candidates must complete the application questionnaire and waiver. The application and waiver can be downloaded below.

Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments - Word

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Trial Court Vacancies

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission recommends to the governor nominees for trial court vacancies. After the governor has notified the commission of a vacancy, the commission solicits applicants, conducts a public hearing and interviews, and selects three nominees for consideration by the governor.

For more information about the nomination process, please read the instructions.

To apply for a TRIAL COURT vacancy, interested candidates must complete the application questionnaire and waiver. The application and waiver can be downloaded below.

Trial Court Vacancy Commission Application - Word

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RECENT & CURRENT VACANCIES

30th Judicial District Circuit Court

4th Judicial District Circuit Court

11th Judicial District Circuit Court

20th Judicial District Criminal Court

16th Judicial District Circuit Court (Official Notice)

17th Judicial District Circuit Court (Official Notice)