21st circuit commission seeks applicants for Clifford associate circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County

31 August 2016

St. Louis – The Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission (St. Louis County) is accepting applications for an associate circuit judge vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Patrick Clifford.

The commission encourages qualified individuals to apply for judicial office. Qualifications for associate circuit judges may be found in article V, section 21 of the Missouri Constitution.

Application forms may be picked up in the Clerk’s Office at the Missouri Court of Appeals in the Old Post Office, 815 Olive Street, Room 304, St. Louis, Missouri. Applications are also available here:

Application:   in Word     in PDF
Instructions:   in Word     in PDF

Applicants who previously applied for the associate circuit judge vacancy created by Judge Joseph Dueker’s appointment to the circuit bench may send a letter requesting their previous application be transferred to the current opening. 

Applications and/or the letter must be received by each commissioner no later than 5 p.m. September 27, 2016.  In accordance with the Rules 10.28 and 10.29, candidate interviews will be conducted publicly.
The commission will meet to interview and select the nominees to be submitted to the governor on October 18, 2016, at the St. Louis County Court Building, Room S15, 105 South Central, Clayton, Missouri.

The members of the Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission are: Christy Bertelson, Rev. Anthony Witherspoon, Matthew Rossiter, Jeffrey Sigmund, and Philip M. Hess, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.


Contact: Laura Roy, clerk
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
(314) 539-4300