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Public Notice re: the Reappointment of the Honorable Erik P. Kimball, United States Bankruptcy Judge

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Erik P. Kimball
United States Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Florida

The current 14-year term of The Honorable Erik P. Kimball, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida at West Palm Beach, is due to expire on 22 June 2022. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is considering whether to reappoint Bankruptcy Judge Kimball to a new 14-year term of office as a bankruptcy judge.

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 findings 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 Bankruptcy Judge Kimball to a new term of office in West Palm Beach. If requested, the identity of a respondent to this solicitation will not be divulged without prior consent. However, the incumbent 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 16 December 2021.

November 02, 2021