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Moon takes senior status

U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon of Lynchburg is taking senior status, and Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner have asked statewide bar groups to crank up their vetting procedures for replacements for Moon and for U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Friedman, the Norfolk judge who announced earlier that he would take senior status in November.

Moon has been a judge since 1974, when he was appointed to Lynchburg Circuit Court. He was elevated to the Virginia Court of Appeals in 1985 and served as chief judge from 1993 to 1997, when President Bill Clinton appointed him to the federal bench.

The Virginia State Bar asks those interested in either position to submit by March 22 a resume, a brief writing sample and a questionnaire available from Valerie Breeden, breeden@vsb.org.

The VSB’s judicial nominating committee will interview candidates on April 19 and expects to report to the senators by April 29.

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