Court of Appeals, Eastern District, vacancy

Judicial Vacancy: Court of Appeals, Eastern District

UPDATE: As of February 18, 2009, this vacancy is temporarily suspended until further notice.

27 January 2009


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Appellate Judicial Commission now is accepting applications for position of judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Booker T. Shaw, effective January 30, 2009. Judge Shaw has served on the Eastern District since 2002. Shaw previously served in the 22nd Judicial Circuit (St. Louis City) as a circuit judge from 1995 to 2002 and as an associate circuit judge from 1983 to 1995.

Interested persons may download an application and accompanying rules and instructions here:



That application must be filed no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2009, although earlier submission strongly is encouraged. All applicants, including those who have applied previously for other vacancies, must file a new application and will be scheduled for an interview.

The commission will meet on Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13, 2009, in St. Louis, Missouri, to conduct individual interviews of applicants for the Shaw vacancy. The commission will meet at approximately noon Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, in St. Louis to select a panel of three nominees for the vacancy created by Shaw's retirement.

The Missouri Constitution requires that a judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, 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.

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