Iowa Court of Appeals application process begins

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A commission responsible for filling vacancies on the Iowa Court of Appeals will soon begin accepting applications for the seat left empty when Court of Appeals Chief Judge Larry J. Eisenhauer retires on Sept. 30.

The commission has 60 days to send a list of three nominees to Gov. Terry Branstad, who makes appointments to the court.

Applicants must be citizens of Iowa and have a license to practice law in the state. They must be able to serve a partial term through December 2014 and a full term of six years before turning age 72.

The 17-member commission includes Chairman David Wiggins, the senior justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, eight lawyers and eight non-lawyers.

Applications are accepted until Aug. 12 and interviews conducted on Aug. 21 and 22.

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