VOL. 126 | NO. 196 | Friday, October 7, 2011
Eight Apply for Vacancy on Tenn. Appeals Court
By Bill Dries
Eight West Tennessee attorneys have applied for the vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals created by the death of Memphian J.C. McLin.
Applications to the Judicial Nominating Commission were due Friday, Oct. 7, and were limited to West Tennessee attorneys for the seat on the bench designated for West Tennessee.
The applicants are Mischelle Alexander Best, Shelby County assistant public defender; Richard Joseph Averwater, a Bartlett attorney; Bobby Carter, Shelby County Criminal Court judge; J. Ross Dyer, managing attorney for the Memphis office of the Tennessee attorney general; Elizabeth Erguden, Shelby County assistant district attorney general; Roger Page of Medina, who is a Circuit Court judge; John D. Stevens, a Huntingdon attorney; and James Edward Thomas, a Bartlett attorney.
The commission will interview the candidates in a public hearing Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Supreme Court building in Jackson. The commission then will recommend three finalists to Gov. Bill Haslam for his choice of appointment.