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Seventh Judicial District Court Vacancy

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn S. Kite, who acts as Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission, announced that Seventh Judicial District Court Judge David B. Park will retire from the court effective June 30, 2013.

Judge Park served as a Natrona County Court Judge from March 1, 1991 to 1998. In January 1999, he was appointed to the Seventh Judicial District Court by Governor Jim Geringer.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will accept expressions of interest from qualified persons to fill the vacancy through March 11, 2013. Copies of the expression of interest form can be obtained from the Clerk of Court at 307-777-7316, the Chief Justice at 307-777-7422, both at 2301 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, or on the Supreme Court’s website, www.courts.state.wy.us/Employment.aspx. The completed form must be received in the office of the Chief Justice no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 11, 2013.

Rule 7 of the State of Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission Rules provides as follows:

The commission should at all times take cognizance of the fact that the best qualified nominees may be those whom it would be most difficult to persuade to serve. Accordingly, the commission should not limit its consideration to persons who have been suggested by others or to persons who have indicated their willingness to serve. It shall be in order for the commission, if it sees fit to do so, to tender nomination to one (1) or more qualified persons, prior to, and subject to, the formal action by the commission in making nominations, in order to ascertain whether such a person will agree to serve if nominated.

Governor Matthew H. Mead will appoint the Seventh Judicial District Court Judge from a list of three names submitted to him by the Judicial Nominating Commission. Serving on the Judicial Nominating Commission are Chief Justice Kite, three lawyers elected by the Wyoming State Bar: Robert M. Shively of Casper, Bruce A. Salzburg of Cheyenne, and Jeremy Michaels of Gillette; and three non-lawyers appointed by the governor: Shelly Christianson of Lusk, Gina Monk of Gillette, and one member yet to be appointed by the governor.

TO SERVE AS A DISTRICT COURT JUDGE, ONE MUST BE LEARNED IN THE LAW, AT LEAST TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS OF AGE, A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, AND A RESIDENT OF WYOMING FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS.

     

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