21st Judicial Circuit vacancy

22 January 2009

ST. LOUIS – The Twenty-First Judicial Circuit Commission (St. Louis County) is accepting applications for the position of Circuit Judge. The vacancy is created by the retirement of Judge Bernhardt C. Drumm, Jr.

The Commission actively seeks out and encourages qualified individuals, including women and minorities, to apply for judicial office. By law, Circuit Judges must be at least 30 years of age, licensed to practice law in Missouri, a qualified voter of Missouri and a resident of St. Louis County for at least one year.

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. Applications are also available here:


Applications must be received by each Commissioner no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 11, 2009 to be considered by the Commission. Applicants should contact each Commissioner for an interview. Those who submitted applications for the Wiesman vacancy will be considered for this vacancy and need not resubmit an application.

The Commission will meet to select three nominees to be submitted to Governor of Missouri as soon as practicable after the closure of the application period on February 11, 2009. Notice of the date, time and place of the meeting will be made public at least 24 hours before the meeting

The members of the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit Commission are: Chief Judge Nannette A. Baker, Gerard Noce, Debbie Champion, Patrick Dudley and Laurie Westfall.

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Contact: Laura Roy, (314) 539-4300