OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission has sent to Governor Brad Henry three nominees to fill a vacancy on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals.

The names of Norman attorney Robert -D- Bell, Oklahoma City lawyer Alison Cave and former Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals judge Patricia Dougherty MacGuigan were submitted.

The vacancy was created in November by the death of Judge Carl -B- Jones.

Bell works at the Bell Law Firm in Norman and has been a municipal judge in Moore since 1994.

Cave was Jones' law clerk from 1999 to 2001 and is now in private practice.

MacGuigan was a judge and presiding judge on the civil appeals court from 1982 to 1991. She resigned to move to Canada, where her husband was a justice on the Canadian Federal Court of Appeals.

Now a widow, MacGuigan is an administrative law judge at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.