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Below are application instructions for judicial vacancies and the Office of the Chief Judge. Please review the instructions carefully. The Commission holds open conference calls to address questions about judicial vacancies. Dates are posted with current vacancy information.

Please note that all judicial applicants and candidates for chief judge must also obtain a Police Clearance using MPD Form 70 (Criminal History Request). Please review the Arrest and Criminal History Section for complete instructions on getting this form.

PLEASE NOTE: Application materials are periodically updated. Applicants must use the current version of the application materials, as posted below. Application materials must be received no later than 12 pm on the date stated in the Notice of Judicial Vacancy. Incomplete, late, or outdated application materials will not be considered.

Application materials must be submitted electronically using the Commission’s secure portal, available here. Application materials for the Office of Chief Judge must be submitted electronically here.
The Commission will no longer accept hard-copy application materials.

JNC no longer accepts application materials by email. View JNC’s Policy Concerning Electronic Records.

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NOTE: Individuals who have previously applied for a judicial vacancy may qualify to submit the short-form application, JNC Form 21A. In certain circumstances, identified in the relevant notice of vacancy, applicants may apply simply with a letter of interest.  

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