Lawyers from Johnston, Harnett and Lee counties picked two attorneys to be considered by Gov. Mike Easley to fill a district court judge's seat vacated in December.
Two Johnston County lawyers, Robert Bryant of Selma and Allan DeLaine of Clayton, will be considered for the position.
Marcia Stewart, a district court judge since 2000, stepped down at year's end to return to private practice.
The governor may select one of the two candidates within the next two months. If he doesn't pick one, Bryant -- who earned the most votes from members of the local bar association Tuesday night -- will get the seat.