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District of South Carolina

The current term of United States Bankruptcy Judge David R. Duncan expires on May 25, 2020. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Duncan to a new 14-year term of office. The basic jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge is specified in Title 28, United States Code, and explained in Title 11, United States Code, as well as in 98 Stat. 344, Pub. L. 98-353, Title I, § 120.
Members of the bar and concerned citizens are invited to comment on whether the incumbent bankruptcy judge should be reappointed. Written comments may be sent in confidence to James N. Ishida, Circuit Executive, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1100 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219-3517 and must be received by October 22, 2019.


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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina is comprised of 44 of the state’s 100 counties and covers the eastern portion of the state from Raleigh to the Atlantic Ocean and bordering the states of Virginia and South Carolina. The court’s headquarters is located in Raleigh, NC and a divisional office is located in Greenville, NC. Employees of the United States Bankruptcy Court are "Excepted" appointments. Employees are considered "At-Will" judicial employees and are not included in the government’s competitive service classification system. Employees are subject to a one-year apprenticeship. Benefits include participation in health, life, and long-term disability insurance programs; participation in a retirement program; paid holidays; and annual and sick leave accrual. Positions are subject to mandatory electronic funds (EFT) transfer participation for payment of net pay. Employees are required to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct which is available to applicants to review upon request. All applications will be reviewed to identify the best qualified candidates. Due to the volume of applications received, the court will only communicate with those individuals who will be invited for a personal interview. A criminal history background check will be initiated prior to final job offer. Applications are retained for six months.

The United States Bankruptcy Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.