Search is on for Knesset legal adviser

August 9, 2009 23:30
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Although jobs in the current economy are in short supply, the Knesset is hunting for a good lawyer, as the public committee for appointing a new Knesset legal adviser officially launched its search Sunday. In June, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin made waves when he announced that he would seek to replace current Legal Adviser Nurit Elstein by January, although she could technically continue to serve in the position until she turns 65 in April. But Rivlin is invoking a regulation that enables him to appoint a replacement 90 days before the end of her term. This follows a recent disagreement between the two, in which Rivlin felt that Elstein was overstepping her authority and intervening in Knesset affairs. In the coming days, the committee, led by former Supreme Court justice Tova Strassburg-Cohen, will solicit applicants for the position throughout the media, as well as on the Knesset Web site. The candidate must be a citizen and resident of Israel who fits the criteria to serve as a Supreme Court justice - a district court judge for the past five years or a member of the bar for no less than 10 years, who has been working as an attorney, a judge or a member of a law faculty. He or she cannot have been engaged in political life or have been a member in any political party in the past five years. Candidates must fill out an Internet questionnaire and submit at least three recommendations. The successful candidate will serve for five years. The Knesset speaker has the option of reappointing him or her for an additional five years. Strassburg-Cohen was appointed to head the committee in the last days of the Knesset's summer session by Supreme Court Justice Dorit Beinisch. Beinisch announced at that time that the law faculties' representative on the committee would be Prof. Yoram Rabin, a law instructor at the College of Management in Rishon Lezion.

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