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April 27, 2018

Senators and VSB to Evaluate Candidates for Federal Judicial Vacancy

Senators’ Process

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Timothy M. Kaine are accepting applications from candidates interested in pursuing a nomination to fill the upcoming judicial vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Judge Henry E. Hudson will take senior status June 1, 2018.  Relevant information, including a link to download and complete a mandatory questionnaire, can be found on Senator Warner’s website.

The deadline to submit materials to the senators is Friday, May 18, 2018. 

VSB Process

The Virginia State Bar has been asked by U.S. Senators Kaine and Warner to evaluate candidates for the upcoming vacancy on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia due to the pending senior status of Judge Hudson. 

Candidates who would like to be evaluated by the VSB must submit to the VSB on or before May 18, 2018, before 4:00 p.m., a résumé, a brief writing sample, and responses to this questionnaire (Word document). Submissions should be sent electronically (Word document) to:, and the original questionnaire should also be submitted by mail.

Interviews of candidates are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the Virginia State Bar office at 1111 E. Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond.


Contact VSB staff member Asha Holloman at or (804) 775-0551, if you have any questions.

Updated: May 03, 2018