Ten Apply for West TN Court of Appeals Seat

News release from Administrative Office of the Courts:
Nashville, Tenn. – The Judicial Nominating Commission will consider ten applicants when it meets later this month in Jackson to select nominees for the upcoming vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Appeals Western Section.
The opening is the result of Court of Appeals Judge Alan E. Highers informing Gov. Bill Haslam that he will retire at the end of his term, August 31, 2014. Because statutory provisions for the Judicial Nominating Commission expire June 30, 2013, the commission will meet this month to select a slate of candidates for Gov. Bill Haslam to choose from.
The Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Saturday, June 29 in Jackson at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1770 Highway 45 Bypass, to interview and hear public comments regarding the 10 applicants. A public hearing will start at 9 a.m. and be followed by individual interviews of all the candidates.
The commission is expected to make their selections immediately following the interviews. They will send two slates, each with three names, to the governor for his consideration.
Completed applications of all the candidates can be found on TNCourts.gov.


The candidates are:
Frank S. Cantrell
Deputy Director/General Counsel
Memphis Area Legal Services
Memphis
Robert Lawson Childers
Presiding Judge, Circuit Court
30th Judicial District
Memphis
Dale Conder, Jr.
Partner
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell
Jackson
Brandon Owen Gibson
Attorney/Partner
Pentecost & Glenn, PLLC
Alamo
Arnold B. Goldin
Chancellor
30th Judicial District
Memphis
William H. Haltom, Jr.
Attorney/Partner
Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell
Memphis
Rhynette Northcross Hurd
Co-founder
Ridder Hurd PLLC
Memphis
Hubert Bailey Jones
Private Practice
Dyersburg
Melissa Ann Maravich
Member
Burch, Porter & Johnson
Memphis
Lawrence A. Pivnick
Faculty Ombudsperson
University of Memphis
Memphis

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