From Governor Bob McDonnell's office....
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced the process for interested
to apply for judicial vacancies that currently exist on Virginia’s
circuit courts. The General Assembly adjourned on May 15, 2012, without
filling vacancies in the 6th, 10th and 29th Judicial Circuits. Article
VI, Section 7 of the Constitution of Virginia
gives the governor the authority to fill vacancies to the Supreme
Court, the Court of Appeals, and Circuit Courts “which may exist while
the General Assembly is not in session.”
individuals to serve on the bench in Virginia is one of the most
important functions for our Commonwealth,” said Governor McDonnell.
“I will be seeking out the most qualified candidates for these
positions, and I encourage all interested individuals to apply.”
Information on applying is available at
http://www.governor.virginia.gov/vacancies.cfm. The governor also encourages comment from individuals or interested bar associations or groups.
to Article VI, Section 7 of the Constitution of Virginia, any
individuals appointed to these positions will “serve until thirty days
after the commencement of the next session of the General Assembly.”