Council Accepting Applications For Court of Appeals Opening in Western Grand Division

January 31, 2019

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Court of Appeals vacancy created by the appointment of Brandon O. Gibson as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Governor.

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 Western Tennessee Grand Division. Applicants must complete the designated application and submit it to the Administrative Office of the Courts by noon CST on February 14, 2019. The application is available on the judicial resources page of, located here:

All applicants also will be required to complete a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Level II Security Clearance Application prior to the meeting date. Candidates should not submit the security application to the TBI, but complete it and bring the completed application to the interview. The application is available online from the TBI’s website at:

Candidates will be interviewed in the Western Tennessee Grand Division at a date, time, and location set by the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments in the future.  The meeting will include a public hearing, during which members of the public may express any objections to any applicants. The interview, which will directly follow the public hearing, is also open to the public.