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Bankruptcy Judge Opening in Rochester Posted by Second Circuit

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has formally posted the opening for the Rochester Bankruptcy Judge. The deadline for applications is Noon on Friday, April 15, 2011.

The posting states the position as follows:

"The Second Circuit Judicial Council invites applications from highly-qualified candidates for a Bankruptcy Judge position in the Western District of New York. The person selected will maintain chambers in Rochester, New York. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, ethnicity, national origin or disability.

"The term of office is 14 years. The current annual salary is $160,080. To be qualified for the appointment applicants must:

1. Be admitted to practice before the highest court of at least one state, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;

2. Possess a membership in good standing in every bar in which membership is held; and

3. Have at least five years of legal practice experience.

"Application forms will be distributed commencing on Monday, March 7, 2011 and may be obtained from the Court's website at, or by calling (212) 857-8700 or faxing (212) 857-8680"

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