Court of Appeals, Eastern District, vacancy

Judicial Vacancy: Court of Appeals, Eastern District

12 March 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Appellate Judicial Commission announced today that it is accepting applications for judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to fill the impending vacancy that will created in August 2012 when Judge Kenneth M. Romines will retire pursuant to article V, section 26 of the Missouri Constitution after having served a total of 25 years as a judge. He served as a circuit judge in St. Louis County from 1987 until 2005, when he was appointed to the appeals court.

Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified candidates for the commission’s consideration. The Missouri Constitution requires that a judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals 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 or by postal mail to Supreme Court Judge Vacancy, PO Box 150, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012. Interested persons may download the application and instructions here:

Application: in Microsoft Word in Adobe PDF

Instructions for Applicants: in Microsoft Word in Adobe PDF

Guidelines for References: in Microsoft Word in Adobe PDF

Persons who applied for the most recent vacancy on the Eastern District appeals court who wish to be considered for this vacancy are not required to submit new applications but must notify the commission of their desire to be considered and provide any supplemental materials they wish considered pursuant to the instructions for applicants.

The commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday and Thursday, June 27 and 28, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport, 10330 Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis, to interview applicants and to 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.


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