March 11, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR MISSISSIPPI COURT OF APPEALS SEAT
Gov. Haley Barbour today granted a week-long extension of the deadline for applications to serve on the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Potential applicants have until March 18 to apply for the District 2, Position 2 seat previously held by Justice Leslie D. King.
King was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court last month. The Appeals Court position represents the Second Congressional District.
In consultation with Ed Brunini Jr., chairman of the Governor’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee, Gov. Barbour is allowing those interested in applying more time to gather the materials required for the application.
The Governor’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will review nominees in accordance with Executive Order 914 and recommend qualified applicants to the governor for King’s replacement. The 31-member committee includes a chairman and 10 attorneys from each of the state’s Supreme Court Districts.
Anyone interested in applying should send 12 copies of their resume and 12 copies of their writing sample to Ed Brunini Jr., chairman of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee, at P.O. Box 119, Jackson, MS 39205. Anyone interested in recommending prospective candidates should send their letters of recommendation to Mr. Brunini at the same address.