Commission Accepting Applications for Vacancy in 11th Judicial District Circuit Court

July 10, 2017

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 11thJudicial District – Hamilton County. The Honorable W. Neil Thomas, III has informed the governor that he will retire effective October 5, 2017.

Any interested applicant must be a licensed attorney who is at least 30 years of age, a resident of the state for five years, and a resident of the 11thJudicial District. Applicants must complete the designated application, which is available at, and submit it to the Administrative Office of the Courts by noon CDT on August 3, 2017.

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will interview all qualified applicants in Chattanooga on August 30, 2017. The meeting will include a public hearing, during which members of the public may express any objections to any applicant. The public hearing, followed by the interviews will be open to the public.

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