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7th Circuit has opening for bankruptcy judge

The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division headquartered in Rockford. An applicant must also be willing to travel to other courts in the circuit to handle cases as need arises. Interested applicants may obtain an application from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit website atwww.ca7.uscourts.gov.
Persons interested in applying for this position should send their applications to:
  • Collins T. Fitzpatrick
  • Circuit Executive
  • Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit
  • 2780 U.S. Courthouse
  • 219 South Dearborn Street
  • Chicago, Illinois 60604
In making the appointment, applicants will be reviewed without discrimination as to race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. Applicants should be admitted to practice in at least one state court and be members in good standing of every bar of which they are members.
Applicants should possess and have a reputation for integrity and good character and be of sound physical and mental health. Applicants must possess and have demonstrated a commitment to equal justice under law. Applicants must also possess and have demonstrated outstanding legal ability and competence as evidenced by substantial legal experience, ability to deal with complex legal problems, aptitude for legal scholarship and writing, and familiarity with courts and court processes. Applicants must also possess demeanor, character, and personality to indicate that they would exhibit judicial temperament if appointed to the position of United States Bankruptcy
Judge. The term of office is 14 years and the current salary is $160,080. Pursuant to Section 120 of the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, the Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit will make recommendations to the United States Court of Appeals which will make the appointment. Applications are to be received by February 22, 2012.

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