Commission announces nomines to fill Parrish vacancy on Southern District
19 February 2010
NOMINEES TO FILL PARRISH VACANCY ON
MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS,
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – William Ray Price
Jr., chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri and chair of the Appellate
Judicial Commission, announced today that the commission has submitted to Gov.
Jay Nixon its panel of nominees to fill the third of three vacancies on the
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. This vacancy exists due to the Sept.
1 resignation of Judge John E. Parrish, who retired after serving nearly 36
years as a judge, including 19 years on the appeals court.
Dodge is shareholder of
the Springfield law firm of Hall, Ansley, Rodgers &
Sweeney. She was born Feb. 23, 1967. She earned her bachelor
of arts degree in communications in May 1989 from CentralMethodistCollege in Fayette, Mo., and her law degree in May
1993 from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kan. Dodge lives in Springfield.
Francis is a partner
with the Springfield law firm of Placzek
& Francis. He was born Aug. 2, 1952. He earned his bachelor
of science degree, cum laude, in political
science in May 1974 from Southwest Missouri State College (now MissouriStateUniversity) in Springfield and his law degree in May
1977 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Francis lives in Springfield.
Powell is an associate
circuit judge in the 31st Judicial Circuit (GreeneCounty). He was born May 10, 1960. He earned his bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, in psychology in May 1982
from SouthwestMissouriStateUniversity (now MissouriStateUniversity) in Springfield and his law degree,
with honors, in May 1985 from DrakeUniversityLawSchool in Des Moines. Powell lives in Springfield.
The governor has 60 days
to select one member of the panel to fill the vacancy. If he should fail to do
so, the Missouri Constitution directs the commission to make the appointment.