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Circuit Court Vacancy

Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn S. Kite, who acts as Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission, announced today that the Honorable Michael E. Huber will retire from the Circuit Court, Seventh Judicial District, Natrona County, effective February 3, 2014.

Judge Huber was appointed to the Natrona County Court by Governor Ed Herschler on January 4, 1982 and to the Circuit Court on July 1, 2000.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will accept expressions of interest from qualified persons to fill the vacancy through October 21, 2013. Copies of the expression of interest form can be obtained from the Clerk of Court at 307-777-7316, the Chief Justice at 307-777-7422, both at 2301 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, or on the Supreme Court’s website, www.courts.state.wy.us/Employment.aspx. The completed form must be received in the office of the Chief Justice no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 21, 2013.

Rule 7 of the State of Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission Rules provides as follows:

The commission should at all times take cognizance of the fact that the best qualified nominees may be those whom it would be most difficult to persuade to serve. Accordingly, the commission should not limit its consideration to persons who have been suggested by others or to persons who have indicated their willingness to serve. It shall be in order for the commission, if it sees fit to do so, to tender nomination to one (1) or more qualified persons, prior to, and subject to, the formal action by the commission in making nominations, in order to ascertain whether such a person will agree to serve if nominated.

Governor Matthew H. Mead will appoint the circuit court Judge from a list of three names submitted to him by the Judicial Nominating Commission. Serving on the Judicial Nominating Commission are Chief Justice Kite, three lawyers elected by the Wyoming State Bar: Robert M. Shively of Casper, Bruce A. Salzburg of Cheyenne, and Jeremy Michaels of Gillette; and three non-lawyers appointed by the governor: Shelly Christianson of Lusk, Gina Monk of Gillette, and Janine Thompson of Cheyenne.

TO SERVE AS A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, ONE MUST BE A QUALIFIED ELECTOR OF THE STATE, AND AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE LAW IN WYOMING.

     

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