22 July 2015


21st circuit commission seeks applicants for Bresnahan circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS – The Twenty-First Judicial Circuit Commission (St. Louis County) is accepting applications for a circuit judge vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard Bresnahan.

The commission encourages qualified individuals to apply for judicial office. Qualifications for circuit judges may be found in article V, section 21 of the Missouri Constitution.

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, Missouri. Application materials are also available here:

Application: in Microsoft Word in Adobe PDF
Instructions: in Microsoft Word in Adobe PDF

Applications must be received by each commissioner no later than 5 p.m. August 24, 2015. In accordance with the Rules 10.28 and 10.29, candidate interviews will be conducted publicly at the St. Louis County Council Chambers Conference Room, 41 South Central, 1st Floor, Clayton, Missouri. The commission will announce the date of the interviews at a later time.

The members of the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit Commission are: Christy Bertelson, Rev. Anthony Witherspoon, Richard Wuestling IV, Matthew Rossiter and Lisa Van Amburg, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.


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Contact: Laura Roy, clerk of the court

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District

(314) 539-4300