Public Notice—Appointment of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. The position is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. The vacancy will occur on December 31, 2014.

The basic jurisdiction of a United States Bankruptcy Judge is specified in Titles 11 and 28, United States Code, and amendments thereto. To be qualified for appointment, an applicant must:

  (1) Be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of at least one state, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a member in good standing of any other bar of which they are members.

  (2) Have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years (some substitutes authorized);

  (3) Possess, and have a reputation for, integrity and good character; possess, and have demonstrated, a commitment to equal justice under the law; possess, and have demonstrated, outstanding legal ability and competence; be of sound mental and physical health sufficient to perform the essential duties of the office; and indicate by demeanor, character, and personality that the applicant would exhibit judicial temperament if appointed; and

  (4) Not be related by blood or marriage to a judge of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, to a member of the Eighth Circuit Judicial Council, or to a judge of the district court to be served, within the degrees specified in 28 U.S.C. ' 458, at the time of the initial appointment.

A Merit Selection Panel will review all applications and recommend to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in confidence, persons considered to be best qualified. Appointment follows an FBI and IRS investigation of the candidate chosen by the Court of Appeals. The current annual salary is $183,172. Applicants shall be considered without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin or disability.

Application forms may be obtained on-line by accessing the Application link(s) below; from the Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas at; Clerk of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Arkansas at; Clerk of the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Arkansas at; and the Circuit Executive's Office in St. Louis, Missouri by e-mail at, or by phone 314-244-2600. Applications should be submitted only by the applicant personally and should indicate the applicants willingness to serve if selected. Applications should be submitted to the address below and must be received by June 30, 2014.

Ms. Millie B. Adams, Circuit Executive
111 South 10th Street, Suite 26.325
St. Louis, Missouri 63102-1116

The U.S. Courts are equal opportunity employers.


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