December 08, 2005
U.S. Bankruptcy Judgeship Vacancy - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Bankruptcy judges are appointed to 14-year terms pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §152. Current annual salary is $149,132. The position is seated in Philadelphia. Applicants must be members in good standing of the highest court of at least one state, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and in every other bar of which they are members. Applicants should have engaged in the active practice of law for at least five years; demonstrate outstanding legal ability and competence and a commitment to equal justice under the law; and indicate by their demeanor, character and personality that they would exhibit judicial temperament if appointed. Qualified candidates will be considered equally and without regard to race, sex, age, disability, religious affiliation or national origin. An extensive background in bankruptcy practice is not required. The names of the candidates selected will be published for public comment prior to appointment.
The application process is entirely automated. For a more complete description go to www.ca3.uscourts.gov. No paper applications or attachments will be accepted. To apply, e-mail your request to: PAED_bankruptcy_application@ca3.uscourts.gov. Applications are due by noon, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006. After reviewing the applications, the Selection Committee plans to conduct interviews the week of Jan. 23-27, 2006.