Bankruptcy Judge Position

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Washington, DC Full-time
Posted on October 19, 2019

Notice of Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy District of Columbia

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified individuals for a 14-year appointment as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Columbia. The basic jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. 152-159. The position is located in Washington, D.C. and will be available on March 23, 2020, pending successful completion of a background investigation. The current annual salary is $194,028.

To be qualified an applicant must:

1. Be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of at least one state, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a member in good standing of every other bar of which the applicant is a member.

2. (a) Possess and have a reputation for integrity and good character; (b) possess and have demonstrated a commitment to equal justice under the law; (c) possess and have demonstrated outstanding legal ability and competence; (d) indicate by demeanor, character, and personality that the applicant would exhibit judicial temperament if appointed; and (e) be of sound physical and mental health sufficient to perform the essential duties of the office.

3. Not be related by blood or marriage to a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit or a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia within the degrees specified in 28 U.S.C. 458 at the time of the initial appointment.

4. Have been engaged in the active practice of law or other law-related occupation for a period of at least five years.

5. Comply with financial disclosure requirements pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, Pub. L. No. 95-521, 92 Stat. 1924 (1978) (codified as amended at 5 U.S.C. application 101-111).

6. Be willing to serve if selected. The selection process will be confidential and competitive.

Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age (40 years and over), or disability unless such disability causes the applicant to be unable to perform the essential duties of the office.

The federal courts are equal opportunity employers.