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Jefferson County Judicial Commission

NOTE:  The Birmingham Bar Association has created this page to assist the Jefferson County Judicial Commission in its work to identify appropriate candidates for judicial vacancies.  All members of the public may view this page, and participation in this process by the Birmingham Bar Association does not have a role in the Judicial Commission's process but provides the following information to the public to facilitate public awareness: 

The Jefferson County Judicial Commission was created more than 60 years ago to facilitate gubernatorial appointments to fill vacancies in the Jefferson County Circuit Court.  The Commission solicits applications from interested candidates, and nominates to the Governor of Alabama three (3) persons having appropriate qualifications for a Circuit or District Court judgeship.  Statutory composition of the Commission includes two persons who are members of the Alabama State Bar, two persons who are not members of the Alabama State Bar, and one judge of the Jefferson County Circuit Court.


Family Court District Judge Carnella Greene Norman, who presided over Family Court cases, retired on January 20, 2018.  Applications for candidates interested in this seat are now being accepted.  The deadline for applications is 4:00 pm CST on March 20. See the Public Notice. Information about the application process is available HERE.  The required waiver form is available HERE. Information about the selection criteria is HERE.

Current Commission members

LaVeeda Battle, Esq; Bruce F. Rogers, Esq.; Cynthia Bonner;  Kevin Walsh; and the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Clyde Jones, Chairman.

Public Comment

The Judicial Commission actively encourages and solicits comment from the public at large concerning any candidate for judicial office and his or her respective qualifications for judicial office.  The names of submitting applicants are made available to the public as deemed appropriate by the Judicial Commission. 

To contact the Commission directly and to submit application packages, please e-mail the Jefferson County Judicial Commission at




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