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Chief Judge Joan N. Feeney to Retire; Bankruptcy Merit Selection Panel Appointed

Monday, October 15, 2018


Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit  announced today that Judge Joan N. Feeney, who has served as a judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts since 1992,  will retire effective May 17, 2019.  He also announced the formation of a Bankruptcy Merit Selection Panel to screen and review applicants for the resulting bankruptcy judgeship vacancy in Boston, MA.

The First Circuit Court of Appeals is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston. Attorneys with broad or specialized litigation or commercial experience are encouraged to apply, whether or not such experience is in bankruptcy law. Interested applicants may obtain an application from the Circuit Executive's Office, from the Bankruptcy Court Clerk for the District of Massachusetts, or by accessing the Court of Appeals' website at Persons interested in applying for this position should submit seven (7) copies of their applications to:

Susan J. Goldberg, Circuit Executive

Office of the Circuit Executive

John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse

1 Courthouse Way, Suite 3700

Boston, MA 02210

Applicants must 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 $191,360.

Applications are to be received no later than Wednesday, November 21, 2018. EOE.