JVAC announces that application process is now open for Circuit Judge vacancies in 1st and 12th Judicial Circuits


CHARLESTON,WV - The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission (JVAC) will receive applications immediately for the pending vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit serving the Counties of Ohio, Brooke and Hancock and the pending vacancy on the 12th Judicial Circuit serving the County of Fayette.  The deadline for applications is October 9, 2018 and the deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation is October 16, 2018.  Interviews will be held on October 23 and 24, 2018. 

Applications and letters of recommendation will not be considered if received after the deadlines outlined above.  Both must be submitted to: Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission, c/o Brian Abraham, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. 


You may access the instructions HERE.

You may access the 1st Judicial Circuit application HERE.

You may access the 12th Judicial Circuit application HERE.


Please follow all instructions in the application.

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State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

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304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731

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