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Jefferson County Judicial Commission

NOTE:  The Birmingham Bar Association has created this page to assist the Jefferson County Judicial Commission in its work to identify appropriate candidates for judicial vacancies.  All members of the public may view this page, and participation in this process by the Birmingham Bar Association does not have a role in the Judicial Commission's process but provides the following information to the public to facilitate public awareness: 

The Jefferson County Judicial Commission was created more than 60 years ago to facilitate gubernatorial appointments to fill vacancies in the Jefferson County Circuit Court.  The Commission solicits applications from interested candidates, and nominates to the Governor of Alabama three (3) persons having appropriate qualifications for a Circuit or District Court judgeship.  Statutory composition of the Commission includes two persons who are members of the Alabama State Bar, two persons who are not members of the Alabama State Bar, and one judge of the Jefferson County Circuit Court.

The deadline for submitting applications to replace Family Court District Judge Carnella Greene Norman has passed.  The Judicial Commission met on March 30, 2018 to discuss the applicants and submitted the following three (3) applicants’ names to Governor Kay Ivey:  John L. Bodie, Pamela Wilson Cousins, Stephanie A. Hunter.  The Governor has 90 days from the date of the Judicial Commission’s letter to fill the vacancy. 

Current Commission members

LaVeeda Battle, Esq; Bruce F. Rogers, Esq.; Cynthia Bonner;  Kevin Walsh; and the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Clyde Jones, Chairman.

Public Comment

The Judicial Commission actively encourages and solicits comment from the public at large concerning any candidate for judicial office and his or her respective qualifications for judicial office.  The names of submitting applicants are made available to the public as deemed appropriate by the Judicial Commission. 

To contact the Commission directly, please e-mail




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