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Judicial Tenure and Discipline Commission Vacancy

Pursuant to the terms of RIGL §8-16-1, Governor Raimondo's office has notified the Rhode Island Bar Association of a vacancy with respect to the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline. There is one immediate opening with a term period as follows:

Three Year                 April 1, 2023

The Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline was created in 1974 to provide a forum for complaints against any justice of the Supreme Court and any judge or magistrate of the Superior, Family, District, and Workers' Compensation Courts, or the Traffic Tribunal. The Commission reviews allegations of violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct.

Any Bar member who is interested in consideration for a Rhode Island Bar Association recommendation to the Governor's office for this Judicial Tenure and Discipline Commission vacancy, please submit a letter of interest and your resume to Helen Desmond McDonald, Executive Director at or mail your letter to her at Rhode Island Bar Association, 41 Sharpe Drive, Cranston, RI on or before April 1, 2020. All applications will be forwarded to the Bar's Executive Committee for review and determination of the Bar candidate list that will be forwarded to the Governor. Our Bar has been asked for a list of five candidates for this vacancy.

Thank you for your attention and anticipated consideration.