August 06, 2019

Warner & Kaine Now Accepting Applications For U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia to succeed U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith, who has announced she will take senior status effective August 1, 2019. An independent panel of lawyers assembled by the Senators will review applications and interview qualified individuals. The Senators will then use those recommendations, as well as input from bar associations and experts, as they consider potential nominees to recommend to President Trump. The White House will then nominate an individual to be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The nomination is subject to confirmation by the full Senate.

Interested applicants can access application instructions here. The application period will close August 28, 2019.

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