Kansas City, Mo. – The 16th Circuit Judicial Commission is accepting
applications for the position of circuit judge of the 16th Judicial
Circuit (JacksonCounty), to fill the vacancy created by
the retirement of Judge Thomas C. Clark, effective August 25,
and instructions may be obtained at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western
District, 1300 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
Applicants may also download an application and instructions here:
Any citizen may suggest
nominees to the commission.
Complete and mail or deliver the original, signed application, flat,
unfolded and unbound, to Honorable Thomas H. Newton, at the Missouri Court
of Appeals, Western District. Copies
shall be sent to the other commission members as provided for in the
application instructions. All
applications must be received before , on Friday, August 15, 2008. The commission will meet on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at the
Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, to interview applicants.
Missouri Constitution, Article V, section 21, requires that a circuit judge be
at least 30 years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri, a citizen of the
United States for at least ten years, a qualified voter of Missouri for the
three years preceding selection, and a resident of the 16th Judicial
Circuit for at least one year.
the commission are Thomas H. Newton, ChiefJudge, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District;
attorneys Tim E. Dollar and Cindy Reams Martin, of Jackson County, Missouri;
and lay members Byron G. Thompson and Anita L. Russell, of JacksonCounty.
The addresses of the commission members to which applications and
letters should be sent are provided with the application instructions.
Contact person: Terence
G. Lord, Clerk of the Court