Appellate Judicial Commission seeks applicants for Teitelman vacancy on Supreme Court of Missouri

14 December 2016
Updated January 11 with information about newly appointed commissioner and revised meeting dates.

Appellate Judicial Commission seeks applicants for Teitelman vacancy on Supreme Court of Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Appellate Judicial Commission announced today that it is accepting applications for judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri to fill the vacancy created by the November 29, 2016, death of Judge Richard B. Teitelman.

Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified candidates for the commission’s consideration. The Missouri Constitution requires that a judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri be at least 30 years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri, a United States citizen for at least 15 years and a qualified Missouri voter for at least nine years next preceding selection. Nominations should be submitted to the commission by e-mail at JudgeVacancy@courts.mo.gov or by postal mail to Supreme Court of Missouri Judge Vacancy, Post Office Box 150, Jefferson City, MO 65102. The nomination form is available here.

Public nomination form: Word PDF

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017. Interested persons may download the application and instructions here. Please note these materials have been updated January 11 to reflect the newly appointed commissioner.

Application: Word PDF

Instructions for applicants: Word PDF

Guidelines for references: Word PDF

The commission expects to meet Tuesday and Wednesday, February 28 and March 1, 2017, at the Supreme Court Building at 207 West High Street in Jefferson City, to interview applicants and select a panel of three nominees for the governor’s consideration. The interviews will be open to the public. The names of those to be interviewed and information relating to the number and characteristics of all applicants will be released publicly prior to the beginning of the interviews.

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Contact: Beth S. Riggert
Communications Counsel
Supreme Court of Missouri
(573) 751-3676