The current 14-year term of the Honorable Tamara O. Mitchell, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, is due to expire February 15, 2020. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is considering whether to reappoint Bankruptcy Judge Mitchell to a new 14-year term of office.
Upon reappointment, the incumbent would continue to exercise the jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge as specified in United States Code title 28, United States Code title 11, and the Bankruptcy Amendment and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-353, §§ 101-122, 98 Stat. 333-346. In bankruptcy cases and proceedings referred by the district court, the incumbent would continue to perform the duties of a bankruptcy judge that might include holding status conferences, conducting hearings and trials, making final determinations, entering orders and judgments, and submitting proposed finding of fact and conclusions of law to the district court.
Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Court of Appeals concerning the reappointment of Judge Mitchell to a new 14-year term of office in Birmingham. If requested, the identity of a respondent to this solicitation will not be divulged without prior consent. However, Judge Mitchell will be provided with a general description of the source and nature of any comments.
All comments should be submitted to:
Mr. James P. Gerstenlauer
Circuit Executive, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Comments must be received in the Circuit Executive's Office no later than July 22, 2019.