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Monday, April 25. 2011


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Ninth Circuit Seeks Applications For Bankruptcy Judgeship


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday it is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judgeship for the Central District of California, based in Riverside.

The position, which carries a 14-year term with possible reappointment, will be available on Feb. 16 of next year, the court said. The selection process may take up to 10 months to complete.

The current salary is $160,080 per year.

Bankruptcy judges in each federal circuit are appointed by the court of appeals under a competitive process using a screening committee. That committee recommends candidates to a committee of circuit judges, which then recommends a single candidate for appointment.

That candidate must undergo IRS and FBI background checks before the appointment can be finalized.

Candidates must be admitted to practice law in at least one state, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; hold membership in good standing in every bar in which membership is held; and have at least five years of practice experience, although certain other legal experience may be substituted.

An application may be downloaded from, the court said. The deadline to submit a completed application is May 31 at 5 p.m.


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