JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF THE SECOND CIRCUIT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP
The Second Circuit Judicial Council
invites applications from highly-qualified candidates for two Bankruptcy Judge
positions in the Southern District of New York. The person selected will maintain chambers
in Bowling Green, New York. The
selection process will be confidential and competitive. Applicants will be considered without regard
to race, color, age, gender, religion, ethnicity, national origin or
The term of office is 14 years. The current annual salary is $181,332.
The Court of Appeals uses an open
and competitive selection process. All applications are screened by a Merit
Selection Committee, which selects a limited number of applicants for interview
and conduct appropriate due diligence inquiries into candidates’ backgrounds
and qualifications. Following the
initial interview with the Merit Selection Committee, there may be a second
round of interviews with a committee of the Second Circuit Judicial Council,
after which a recommendation of nomination will be submitted to the active
judges of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
The selected nominee will be required to satisfy FBI and IRS background
investigations prior to appointment.
Basic qualifications for
1. Admission to
practice before the highest court of at least one state, the District of
Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
in good standing in every bar in which membership is held; and
3. At least
five years of legal practice experience.
Application forms will be distributed commencing on
Monday, December 16, 2013 and may be obtained from the Court’s website at www.ca2.uscourts.gov or by calling (212) 857-8700 or faxing (212)
Completed applications, including 6 copies, paper must be
in the format required by the Second Circuit and received no later than
noon EST on Friday, February 14,
2014 without exception.
Karen Greve Milton, Circuit Executive
Circuit Executive Office
United States Courthouse
40 Foley Square, Room 2904
New York, NY 10007