January 10, 2017

The City of Jacksonville is accepting resumes for the position of part-time municipal judge.  A municipal judge must be a qualified elector of the state and licensed to practice law in Alabama.  The municipal judge is appointed by the Jacksonville City Council for a period of two years and shall continue until a successor has been appointed and qualified.

Experience and familiarity with the following preferred:  jurisdiction of the municipal courts;  recent court decisions affecting municipal courts; legislation affecting municipal courts; attorney general opinions affecting municipal courts;  Judicial Advisory Commission opinions affecting municipal court judges in the area of judicial ethics and potential conflicts of interest; judgment and sentencing;  rights of the accused; trial procedure; relationship between municipal court judges, city attorneys, city councils, mayors, city law enforcement, city magistrates, and court clerks.  

Municipal judges are required to complete six hours of mandatory continuing judicial education every calendar year.  Judges must complete the six hour requirement within the first full year of their appointment to office.

Qualified and interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter either via email to or by mail/in person to City of Jacksonville, Attn: Jarrod Simmons, 320 Church Ave. SE, Jacksonville, AL 36265.