Judicial Nominating Commission Accepting Applications for Vacancy in the 30th Judicial District

February 25, 2013

The Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for the Criminal Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District. The vacancy was created by the death of the Honorable W. Otis Higgs.

The 30th Judicial District serves Shelby County.

Interested applicants must be an attorney who is at least 30 years of age, a resident of the state for five years and a resident of their circuit or district for one year and must reside in the 30th Judicial District. Applicants must complete the designated application, which is available here, and submit it to the Administrative Office of the Courts by Monday, March 11 at 12 p.m. CST.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will set a date to interview all qualified applicants. The meeting will also include a public hearing where members of the public may express their opinions about the applicants. The interview, public hearing and deliberation process will be open to the public.