Commission Extends Deadline for Applications for Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Vacancies

June 2, 2014

The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for three vacancies on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. The application deadline has been extended until 4 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 4.

Any interested applicant must be an attorney licensed in Tennessee who is at least 30 years of age, have a Tennessee law license, have at least seven years experience in workers’ compensation matters and must attend annual training on workers’ compensation.

Applicants must complete the designated application, which is available here and submit it to the Administrative Office of the Courts by 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Candidates ultimately chosen by the Governor to fill the vacancy will fill one of three terms: two, four or six years. After the initial terms, each term will be six years and judges are limited to serving two terms.

The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will interview all qualified applicants on June 10 in Nashville at a location to be announced. The meeting will include a public hearing at 8 a.m., during which members of the public may express their opinions about the applicants. The public hearing and interviews that follow will be open to the public.

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