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Chief Bankruptcy Judge Delano seeks reappointment


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The current 14-year term of Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge Caryl E. Delano of the Middle District of Florida at Tampa is due to expire on June, 24, 2022. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit is considering whether to reappoint Delano to a new 14-year term.

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 Chief Judge Delano to a new term of office in Tampa. 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 James P. Gerstenlauer, Circuit Executive, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Comments must be received in the Circuit Executive’s Office no later than December 16.

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