Appellate Judicial Commission releases demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Ellis vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District

10 May 2016


Appellate Judicial Commission releases demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Ellis vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
 
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the Appellate Judicial Commission announces the following demographic information relating to applicants for the vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, created by the March 2016 retirement of Judge Joseph M. Ellis.

 

There are nine applicants for the vacancy. Two are women; there are no minority applicants. Six are from outside the Kansas City metropolitan area. Six applicants work in the public sector, two work in the private sector and one works in both. Of those in the private sector, two work in solo or small-firm practices. Of those in the public sector, three are trial court judges. The applicants’ mean age is 50.1 years.

 

Also pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the commission announces it will interview all nine applicants:

 

Daren L. Adkins

Edward R. Ardini Jr.

Douglas B. Harris

James R. Layton

Lauren E. Tucker McCubbin

Daniel N. McPherson

W. Brent Powell

W. Douglas Thomson

Teresa A. Woody

 
The commission will conduct interviews from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 7 at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1300 Oak Street in Kansas City. The public is invited to attend and observe interviews. The commission will meet beginning at approximately 1 p.m. June 7 in the same location to select the three nominees from this applicant pool for the governor’s consideration.
 
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Contact: Beth S. Riggert
Communications Counsel
Supreme Court of Missouri
(573) 751-3676