31st Circuit Commission seeks applications to fill associate circuit judge vacancy

26 July 2013

31st circuit commission seeks applicants for associate circuit judge vacancy in Greene County

The 31st Circuit judicial commission is accepting applications for the office of associate circuit judge of the 31st judicial circuit (Greene County), pursuant to the creation of that position by the general assembly.

Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified candidates for the commission's consideration. The Missouri Constitution, article V, section 21, requires that an associate circuit judge be at least 25 years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri, a citizen of the United States for at least 10 years, a qualified voter of Missouri for the three years preceding selection and a resident of the 31st judicial circuit for at least one year. Nominations should be submitted to the contact person listed below.

Applications and instructions are available by clicking the appropriate format:

Word PDF

Instructions: Word PDF

Guidelines: Word PDF

The application and instructions are also available at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, 300 Hammons Parkway, Suite 300, Springfield, Missouri. The commission must receive all completed applications for the associate circuit judge position vacancy by 5 p.m. August 30, 2013.

The commission will conduct public interviews beginning at
9 a.m. September 24 and 25, 2013, and select a panel of three nominees for the vacancy. Thereafter, Governor Jay Nixon will have 60 days to appoint one of the three nominees as associate circuit judge.

Members of the Commission are William W. Francis, Jr., chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District; attorneys Clifton Smart and Andrew K. Bennett; and lay members Linda F. Fowler and Steven Stepp.


Contact Person: Ms. Sandra L. Skinner
Clerk of the Court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District
300 Hammons Parkway, Suite 300
Springfield, MO 65806