Commission Accepting Applications for Tennessee Supreme Court Vacancy

January 27, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. – The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice William C. Koch Jr.’s announcement that he will retire July 15.

Any interested applicant must be a licensed attorney who is at least 35 years of age, a resident of the state for five years, and a resident of the Middle or Western Tennessee Grand Divisions. Applicants must complete the designated application, which is available here and submit it to the Administrative Office of the Courts by Friday, February 21, 2014 by 5 p.m. CST.

The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will interview all qualified applicants on March 5th in Nashville at a location to be announced. The meeting will include a public hearing at 9 a.m., during which members of the public may express their opinions about the applicants. The interview, public hearing and deliberation process will be open to the public.

For more information, visit http://www.tncourts.gov/administration/judicial-resources.