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Judicial Nominating Commission to Receive Georgia Supreme Court Nominations

Wednesday, April 27, 2005  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue's Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) is now accepting nominations to fill the vacancy on the Georgia Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Norman S. Fletcher.

            Members of the Georgia Bar Association and the public may submit nominations to Michael J. Bowers, chair of the JNC, by May 6, 2005.  Nominations may be sent by mail to 14 Piedmont Center, Suite 1100, 3535 Piedmont Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30305 or by fax to 1-866-547-3433.

For each person nominated, the JNC will send a questionnaire to be returned on or before May 18, 2005.  The questionnaire will also be available on the State Bar of Georgia website – .  The Commission will meet to interview nominees on May 23-25, 2005.

The JNC will select and recommend to the Governor a short list of up to five nominees who are found to be “qualified” or “well qualified.”  Governor Perdue will make the appointment from this list of recommended nominees.