Applicants sought for judgeship

Applications are being accepted for a judgeship position in the 9th Judicial District Court vacated last week by former District Judge Joe Parker, according to a news release from the Judicial Nominating Commission.

Attorneys meeting statutory qualifications may submit applications until 5 p.m. Aug. 17. Applications are available by calling 277-4700 or visiting

The nominating commission will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 in Portales to evaluate applicants. Candidates will be recommended to the governor for appointment.