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 disability.

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 consideration include:

1.            Admission to practice before the highest court of at least one state, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;

2.            Membership 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) 857-8680.


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.


Mailing address:

Karen Greve Milton, Circuit Executive
Circuit Executive Office
United States Courthouse
40 Foley Square, Room 2904
New York, NY 10007