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Application Deadline Set for Supreme Court Justice Vacancy, Third Judicial District

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

LINCOLN  -- According to Supreme Court Justice  John F. Wright, the Judicial Nominating  Commission for Supreme Court Justice in the Third Judicial District will hold a public hearing in  the County Boardroom of the Dodge County Courthouse in Fremont, Nebraska, at 11:00 a.m. on  Thursday, March 15, 2012.    At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the  qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office of Supreme Court Justice due to the  resignation of  Justice John M. Gerrard (effective February 5, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.) to accept his  appointment as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska.  The Third Judicial  District consists of Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Holt,  Knox, Madison, Pierce, Platte, Stanton, Thurston, Washington, Wayne, and Wheeler Counties, in  addition to portions of Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

The public is welcome to attend the hearing and present information concerning candidates for  the judicial opening.  Individuals interested in applying for the position must do so on an  approved form available through the Chairperson of the Commission or the Office of the State  Court Administrator, P.O. Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509.  The application form may be printed  from the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at www.supremecourt.ne.gov/forms/supreme-courtjudicial-vacancy.shtml.  Completed applications must be  received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012, by the Chairperson, Justice  John F. Wright, at the above-stated  address or delivered to the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Room 2413, State Capitol.  

A listing of the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission can be found on the Nebraska  Judicial Branch Web site at www.supremecourt.ne.gov/commissions/jnc-sj3-roster.shtml.  

For special accommodations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call  402-471-3730.  For persons with hearing impairments, please call the Nebraska Relay System,  7-1-1. AA/EOE.

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