Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Appellate applications due today

This afternoon at 4:30 is the deadline for applicants who want to be considered for the Court of Special Appeals seat vacated by Judge James A. Kenney III when he turned 70 last March. Kenney’s seat is at large, meaning it is not tied to a particular region of the state. That means the Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission (PDF) will likely receive applications from appellate court aspirants from all over.

After the commission receives the applications, it will start reviewing them and interviewing applicants. It will meet Nov. 29 to decide which hopefuls are qualified enough to have their names forwarded to the governor.

The commission is pretty busy these days; just a few weeks ago it met to decide which names to forward for Judge Alan M. Wilner’s former seat. No word yet on when the committee will begin accepting applications for Judge Dale R. Cathell’s old seat.

-CARYN TAMBER, Legal Affairs Writer

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