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Judicial Nominating Commission Notice of Judicial Vacancy

The Judicial Nominating Commission of Rhode Island seeks candidates for the following vacancy:
Associate Judge of the Rhode Island District Court
To start the application process, interested qualified applicants should go to and click on the link entitled “Begin Application Process”. Applications must be submitted electronically. PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND THE COMMISSION STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THE SUBMISSION OF ALL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION BY EMAIL. 
The deadline for filing applications with the Commission is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022. No applications received after the deadline will be considered. Please note that once a candidate has submitted all required application materials, they must notify the ‎Commission Legal Assistant by email ( A candidate’s application will ‎not be considered complete until the Commission Legal Assistant has received the confirmation ‎email from the candidate. ‎
Please note: Applications submitted for this Associate Judge of the Rhode Island District Court vacancy, created by the retirement of Judge Elaine T. Bucci, effective September 30, 2022, and applications for the Associate Judge of the Rhode Island District Court vacancy created by the passage of a law authorizing an additional judicial position on the District Court, posted by the Commission on August 15, 2022, will be considered for both District Court vacancies.
If you have any questions about the application process, please call Chairperson, Krystle Tadesse at (401) 528-5873, e-mail her at or log on to for more information.
The Judicial Nominating Commission strongly encourages racial and ethnic minorities, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents and individuals with disabilities, who will reflect diversity within the judiciary, to apply. The Commission welcomes all qualified applicants and does not discriminate based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal or state law. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application process, please contact the Commission Legal Assistant.