March 14, 2013

Updated deadline: Senator Warren Announces Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations

Applications for Judicial Vacancies in Springfield and Boston Due April 15th

BOSTON - The deadline for interested candidates to apply for U.S. District Court nominations in Boston and Springfield has been extended, with applications due to the Advisory Committee by Monday, April 15th.

Last month, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced the appointment of an Advisory Committee on Massachusetts judicial nominations to solicit, interview, and comment on applications for federal District Court vacancies in Springfield and Boston. Warren will review the work of the Committee and will ultimately recommend judicial nominees to President Obama.

The Advisory Committee is comprised of distinguished members of the Massachusetts legal community, including prominent academics and litigators, and will be chaired by former District Court Judge Nancy Gertner.

Applications for the Boston vacancy will be reviewed by Massachusetts attorneys Pamela Berman, Jack Corrigan, Marianne LeBlanc, Willard P. Ogburn, and Walter Prince, and applications for the Springfield vacancy will be reviewed by Massachusetts attorneys Mike Jennings, Tom Lesser, Jennifer Levi, John Pucci, and Katherine Robertson.

In addition to these individuals and Judge Gertner, Dean Camille Nelson of Suffolk University Law School, Professor Mary Sarah Bilder of Boston College Law School, Professor Andrew Kaufman of Harvard Law School, and attorney Mike Mone representing the Massachusetts Bar Association will review all applications.

Interested candidates may access an application here, and questions may be directed to Judge Gertner at Applications must be completed and received by April 15, 2013.