Bankruptcy Judge Position
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Posted by: Lauren Kolzow
BANKRUPTCY JUDGE POSITION
The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge
position for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Applicants must
also be willing to travel to other locations in the Seventh Circuit to handle cases as need arises.
Interested applicants may obtain an application by accessing the Court of Appeals website at
www.ca7.uscourts.gov. Persons interested in applying for this position should send their
Collins T. Fitzpatrick
Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit
2780 U.S. Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
In making the appointment, applicants will be reviewed without discrimination as to race,
color, sex, religion, national origin, or disability. Applicants should be admitted to practice in at
least one state court and be members in good standing of every bar of which they are members.
Applicants should possess and have a reputation for integrity and good character and be of sound
physical and mental health. Applicants must possess and have demonstrated a commitment to
equal justice under law. Applicants must also possess and have demonstrated outstanding legal
ability and competence as evidenced by substantial legal experience, ability to deal with complex
legal problems, aptitude for legal scholarship and writing, and familiarity with courts and court
processes. Applicants must also possess demeanor, character, and personality to indicate that
they would exhibit judicial temperament if appointed to the position of United States Bankruptcy
Judge. The term of office is 14 years and the current salary is $183,172.
Pursuant to Section 120 of the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of
1984, the Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit will make recommendations to the United
States Court of Appeals which will make the appointment. Applications are to be received by
December 15, 2014.