Thursday, January 21, 2016

Western Circuit Judge opening receiving nominations, meanwhile Appalachian Circuit Judge retires after using racial slur

I also read yesterday that the Georgia Judicial Qualification is accepting nominations for the Western Judicial Circuit (which is Clarke and Oconee counties);



January 20, 2016





TO:      ALL MEMBERS OF THE BAR
            AND ALL CITIZENS OF WESTERN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT





This is to provide notice to members of the Bar and the public that
the Judicial Nominating Commission for the State of Georgia, created by
an Executive Order of Governor Nathan Deal, is now engaged in the
process of receiving names of persons to fill a vacancy on the Western
Judicial Circuit created by HB 279 during the 2015 Georgia General
Assembly.




You are invited to submit nominations for this vacancy.  Members of
the bar may submit their own name or the names of others.  The public is
also invited to submit nominations.  Such names should be sent to the
Commission by February 8, 2016. (By letter addressed to Judicial
Nominating Commission, c/o Dana McGuire, 600 Peachtree, N.E., Suite
5200, Atlanta, GA  30308-2216, by fax to 404-962-6919 or by email c/o dana.mcguire@troutmansanders.com).




To each person nominated, the Commission will send an application
package to be returned for receipt on or before February 22, 2016.  The
commission will meet to interview applicants sometime after March 7,
2016.  Applicants will be notified of the time for their interview.  All
interviews will be held at The State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta
Street, Atlanta, GA  30303.




The Commission will select and recommend to the Governor from among
those persons found to be “qualified” or “well qualified” a short list
of up to five persons for this position.





FOR THE COMMISSION



J. Randolph Evans          Pete Robinson



I would recommend the following local attorneys would make a good Western Circuit judge: John Barrow, Eric Krasle, Dave Hudgins, Mo Wiltshire, John McArthur, Bill Overend, John Baker, and Jim Warnes, and even State Rep. Regina Quick would all make excellent Judges. Of course I am not very impartial or objective in this department.



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