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UPDATE: Tenth J.D. Bar Public Defender Election

Wednesday, February 1, 2017  
Posted by: Stephanie McGee
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Update posted Wednesday, 2/1/2017 11:06 AM

Public Defender Candidates Finalized; No Need for February 15 Election
Last week, President of the Tenth Judicial District Bar, Ashley Campbell, certified two nominees for the Office of Public Defender for the Tenth Judicial District and provided their information to Chief Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens. The nomination process has been conducted in accordance with the statute and the IDS Regulations. Due to the fact that two nominees were the only candidates to submit nominations for this position by noon on January 27, as required by paragraph III of the IDS Regulations, those candidates are the final nominees and a meeting of the Tenth Judicial District Bar to vote on the nominees is not necessary, pursuant to the statute and paragraph V of the IDS Regulations. Therefore, we will not have the previously mentioned elections on February 15.

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Notice originally posted Tuesday, 1/17/2017 3:03 PM

Tenth Judicial District Bar Members:  

In 2013 Charles Caldwell was appointed to the position of Tenth Judicial District Public Defender. His initial four-year term expires June 30, 2017.  Mr. Caldwell is eligible for reappointment. Pursuant to the rules of the Commission on Indigent Defense Services (click here to see the Regulations), we may be required to hold an election of the Tenth Judicial District Bar to provide the names of up to three nominees for consideration for this position.    

Any attorney licensed to practice law in N.C. who is interested in applying for this position may submit his or her name and a brief biographical description, to be included in any potential election notice. We would also respectfully request that you provide a photo in a jpeg or tif format to facilitate the presentation of your candidacy to our Bar in the event of the need for an election. This photo is not required to be provided by the Rules, and is requested only for informational purposes to assist in presenting to the Bar those persons seeking the position.  Please send the required items and the optional photo to the following address:

Ashley H. Campbell
2017 President, Tenth Judicial District Bar
c/o Whitney von Haam, Executive Director
mailing address: P.O. Box 3686,Cary, NC 27519
physical address: 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513
Email: Whitney@wakecountybar.org

Applications must be received at the above address no later than noon on Friday, January 27, 2017. As noted above, the regulations promulgated through the Commission on Indigent Defense Services are available here.
If necessary, depending on the number of applicants an election to nominate up to three people for the appointments will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 10 – 12:30 p.m. at the following location:

Wake County Justice Center
300 S Salisbury St, Raleigh
Courtroom 102

An election will be necessary only if fewer than two or more than three candidates submit applications for the position. The final appointment will be made pursuant to the process describe in the regulations.

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