TBALink HomeSite HelpTBA InformationTennBarU CLELegal ResourcesCourt OpinionsTBALink Home

Bottoms to Chair State Judicial Selection Commission

(From the Administrative Office of the Courts)
The state Judicial Selection Commission, which screens applicants for mid-term trial and appellate court vacancies and recommends judicial candidates to the governor, has elected District Attorney General Mike Bottoms of Lawrenceburg as its chairman.

When a judicial vacancy occurs, the 17-member commission accepts applications, conducts a public hearing, interviews applicants and submits three names to the governor, who appoints a new judge to serve until the next general election.

Bottoms, of Lawrenceburg, has served as district attorney general for the 22nd Judicial District since 1982 and has been a member of the commission for 12 years. He served as commission secretary in 2003-2004 and is a past president of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference.

Bottoms, 57, and his wife Christy Harwell Bottoms, have three children.


HomeContact UsPageFinderWhat's NewHelp
© Copyright 2006 Tennessee Bar Association