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Are you a First Circuit bankruptcy attorney looking to move up the ranks? This may be the news you were waiting hear: The First Circuit Court of Appeals has announced a vacancy for Bankruptcy Judge.
The position is for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire, and it will be based out of Manchester, New Hampshire.
The vacancy posting isn't open only to bankruptcy attorneys in the First Circuit. It's open to attorneys with experience in commercial and complex litigation, as well.Anyone interested in applying for the bankruptcy judgeship should be sure to pick up an application for the position. Applications are available at the Circuit Executive's office and online at www.ca1.uscourts.gov. The applications are also available from the Bankruptcy Court Clerk. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain some strong upwards movement in their litigation career. The bankruptcy judgeship could very well open greater doors down the line to further and more prominent judicial posts. There isn't much information about the requirements of the position, other than the fact that successful applicants will demonstrate the good character, decisiveness and ability to solve complex legal problems. Candidates are expected to have substantial legal experience, which obviously assumes that the candidate should have spent significant time in front of a judge and courtroom during his or her career. This is a 14-year appointment with a salary of $160,080 per year. Persons interested in applying for this position should send their applications to: Susan J. Goldberg, Deputy Circuit Executive, Office of the Circuit Executive, John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Suite 3700, Boston, MA 02210.
Applications must be received by Monday, July 9, 2012.