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BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Tuesday November 5, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) announced she will accept applications for recommendations to fill the federal judgeship vacancy created by Judge Joel Dubina who will take senior status on United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Applications are available online at www.alfedscreening.comand will be due on Monday, November 18.


Congresswoman Sewell has set up a Screening Committee for Federal District Judgeships in the State of Alabama to assist her with recommendations that will be made to the President to fill vacant federal judgeship positions in Alabama. The Screening Committee will include distinguished legal scholars, jurists and practitioners from the state of Alabama. The Screening Committee will review all applications, conduct interviews with applicants and make recommendations to Congresswoman Sewell. Nominations for federal judgeships are made solely by the President of the United States and all nominees must be confirmed by the United States Senate.


“Judge Joel Dubina was a fine jurist and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to him for his more than 22 years of service,” said Rep. Sewell.  “Judge Dubina has served this nation and our state with distinction and I wish him well as he enters this next phase in his career.”



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