Application Period Open for 17th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge

January 28, 2013

The Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 17th Judicial District. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge Robert Crigler on May 31, 2013.

The 17th Judicial District serves Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore Counties.

Interested applicants must be an attorney who is at least 30 years of age, a resident of the state for five years, a resident of their circuit or district for one year, and must reside in the 17th Judicial District. Applicants must complete the designated application, which is available at, and submit it to the Administrative Office of the Courts by Thursday, February 14 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.

The application form can be found here.