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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. This page is provided for the public and can be shared with anyone. The Birmingham Bar Association does not have a role in the Judicial Commission's process, but we are pleased to be able to provide the following information to facilitate public awareness.
The Jefferson County Judicial Commission has received comments about the applicants for the District Court, Civil Division, Place 7 judicial seat (currently held by Judge Robert P. ("Bobby") Bynon) and has met to consider the applicants. The Commission submitted three (3) applicants' names to the Governor, and those names are provided in the Public Notice available below.
The Jefferson County Judicial Commission was created by the Alabama Legislature more than sixty (60) years ago to assist the Governor in making appointments to fill judicial vacancies occurring in the Birmingham Division of Jefferson County, Alabama. The Commission solicits applications from interested candidates and nominates to the Governor of Alabama three (3) names of persons having appropriate qualifications for a Circuit or District judgeship. Statutory composition of the Commission includes one (1) judge who serves as Chairman and who is elected to said position by the judges of the Birmingham Division of Jefferson County, two (2) persons who are members of the Alabama State Bar and who are elected by its members, and two (2) persons who are not members of the Alabama State Bar, who are selected by the Alabama Senate and House Delegation on a rotating basis. All members of the Commission must reside in the territorial jurisdiction of the circuit court holding in Birmingham.
The Commission members are