– Applications sought for 6th Judicial District Judge Vacancy

Applications are being sought for the position of District Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District due to the retirement of Judge Robert Sosalla.   Applications are available at the office of the District Court Administrator, Linn County Courthouse, Third Avenue Bridge, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   Applications and any supporting documentation must be completed and returned to the office of the District Court Administrator no later than 3:00 p.m. on January 9, 2017.   Individual copies shall be sent to the individual commission members.  Click here for a copy of the official Notice of Vacancy containing the list of commission members and  Applicant Questionnaire.

The Sixth Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to interview and nominate two individuals for the position of District Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District.   The meeting will take place at the Linn County Courthouse, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Nominees shall be members of the bar of Iowa, shall be residents of the state or district of the court to which they are nominated. The person appointed to the position will serve an initial term of office and will stand for retention at the next general election held not less than one year following appointment.   If retained in office at that time, the person will serve a regular term of six years and may stand for retention in office every six years thereafter.     Retirement of District Judges in Iowa is mandatory at age seventy-two.   The person appointed must be able to serve the initial term and one regular term before reaching age seventy-two.