CHARLESTON – The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will begin receiving applications immediately for the vacancy in the 26th Judicial Circuit.

The 26th Judicial Circuit serves Lewis and Upshur counties.

The vacancy was created by the retirement of the Hon. Thomas H. Keadle.

The deadline for application is March 6, and the deadline for submission of letters of recommendation is March 13.

Applications and letters of recommendation will not be considered if received after the deadlines.

Interviews will be held on March 27.

For more information on the application process, contact Peter G. Markham at 304-558-2000. To access the application, go to

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