The New York
State Commission on Judicial Nomination has announced that it has
extended the deadline for submitting applications for the current
vacancy on the Court of Appeals, which is due to the untimely passing of
Associate Judge Theodore T. Jones.
for the Associate Judge vacancy must now be submitted to the Commission
no later than December 21, 2012. The extension is intended to
ensure that the size and composition of the pool of applicants for the
State’s highest court represents the broadest possible spectrum of
qualified candidates and to give applicants additional time given the
holiday season. The Commission will take a fresh look at all
applications submitted for this vacancy, evaluating candidates who
previously submitted applications for the vacancy on the Court created
as the result of Associate Judge Carmen B. Ciparick’s upcoming
retirement, as well as considering all new applicants.