JNC will interview only 15 to 20 appeals court applicants
11:59 am, November 12th, 2012
Because so many lawyers and judges are expected to complete applications for the upcoming Georgia Court of Appeals vacancy, Governor Nathan Deal’s Judicial Nominating Commission says it will limit how many candidates it will interview.
The JNC plans to whittle the list of 75 nominees down to 15 to 20 top applicants. Nominees have until Nov. 19 to submit their applications to the JNC, and some of the 75 nominees are expected to withdraw from consideration.)
The subcommittee that will select the applicants for interview by the full commission are JNC co-chairman Randy Evans, a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge who served as Deal’s attorney during his campaign for governor; DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James; and Augusta District Attorney R. Ashley Wright.
The interview list will be circulated in advance of the interview date, which the JNC said will be some time after Dec. 3. Any member of the JNC can request reconsideration of an applicant whose name does not appear on the interview list.