Seven apply for Circuit Court judge slot

Seven local attorneys have applied to fill the vacancy in the 20th Judicial District Circuit Court that will be created next month by the retirement of Judge Muriel Robinson.

Robinson, who has spent more than four decades on the bench, announced last month that she will retire in Feb. 15. The deadline to submit names for her family law-focused court was yesterday afternoon. Here is the list:

- Philip Smith, Madison
- Lucinda Ellen Smith, Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Nashville
- Irwin Kuhn, Dobbins & Venick, Nashville
- Stephanie Howard Gore, Terry & Gore, Nashville
- Jefre Goldtrap, Joelton
- Cynthia Odle, Nashville
- Joy Sims, Nashville