Commission Accepting Applications for 30th Judicial District Criminal Court Vacancy - Shelby County

September 25, 2017

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for the 30th judicial district criminal court vacancy. The vacancy was created when the Honorable James C. Beasley, Jr. announced he will retire effective December 31, 2017.

Qualified applicants 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 30th judicial district. Interested applicants must complete the Trial Court Vacancy Commission Application which is available at, and submit it to the Administrative Office of the Courts by noon on Monday, October 16, 2017.

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will interview qualified applicants in Memphis on Monday, November 6, 2017.  The meeting will include a public hearing, during which members of the public may express any objections to an applicant.

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