If you want a favorable review from a statewide bar group for an appointment to the State Corporation Commission, you’d better pull that résumé together and go to Gov. Tim Kaine’s Web site fast.
Kaine has asked candidates to fill out a judicial selection questionnaire and a statement of economic interest (both available on at www.governor.virginia.gov) and get them and the résumé and a writing sample to senior advisor Mark Rubin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 31.
The Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association want the same information the governor is requesting, minus the statement of economic interest and such personal information as date of birth and health history, by May 19. They would prefer to have the information e-mailed to, respectively, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The more interesting question may be whether any of you are interested in the appointment. It’s only good until next February, when the General Assembly will have the final say on filling the position. Legislators couldn’t get it done this year, and at least one legislator, Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, chairman of a subcommittee on judicial systems, has said anyone accepting Kaine’s appointment should take the job with his eyes open to not lasting past February.