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District Court Judgeship vacancy opens due to retirement
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Due to the retirement of Honorable Carla T. Schemmel, Election District 5C, the 5C Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the judgeship vacancy.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 6. Interviews are expected to be held at the Polk County Courthouse Nov. 13.

Anyone wishing to be considered for the position must be an attorney admitted to the practice of law in Iowa, a resident of the Judicial District 5C and must be able to complete the initial and one regular term of office prior to reaching age 72. A regular term for a district judge is six years.

Judicial applications can be obtained from Sherrie Schuck, Office of the District Court Administrator, Room 409, Polk County Courthouse, in Des Moines. The applications must be submitted to the chairperson of the Judicial Nominating Commission, District 5C, with a copy submitted to each member of the commission.

For further details, interested individuals can view the Notice of Judicial Vacancy here.


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