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VOL. 132 | NO. 207 | Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Four Apply for Criminal Court Judge Seat

By Bill Dries

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Four local attorneys have applied for appointment by the governor to be a Shelby County Criminal Court judge.

Four local attorneys will seek to be appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to an open Criminal Court  judge post. (Daily News File/Andrew J. Breig)

The four met a noon deadline on Monday, Oct. 16, to apply to the Trial Court Vacancy Commission, which will recommend three finalists to Gov. Bill Haslam for the vacancy created by the retirement of Criminal Court Judge James Beasley Jr. at the end of this year.

The applicants are:

• Dean DeCandia, assistant U.S. attorney of Memphis

Robert Harris, attorney in private practice of Germantown

• Jennifer J. Mitchell, attorney in private practice of Memphis

• Jennifer S. Nichols, deputy district attorney general of Memphis

The commission will interview the four applicants at a Nov. 6 session at the Marriott Memphis East hotel, 5795 Poplar Ave., starting at 9 a.m. The interviews are open to the public.

The commission will then vote Nov. 6 on a list of three finalists to send to the governor.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 51 334 9,936
MORTGAGES 41 330 10,946
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 12 1,301
BUILDING PERMITS 348 1,216 22,173
BANKRUPTCIES 43 348 6,311
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 142 4,081
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 19 127 3,019
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 105 2,126