Commission releases demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Norton vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals

27 March 2015


Commission releases demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Norton vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the Appellate Judicial Commission announces the following demographic information relating to applicants for the vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, created by the February 2015 retirement of Judge Glenn A. Norton.

There are 16 applicants for the vacancy. Three are women, and two are minority applicants. Five are from outside the St. Louis metropolitan area. Six applicants work in the public sector, nine work in the private sector and one works in both. Of those in the private sector, four work in solo or small-firm practices. Of those in the public sector, six are trial court judges. The applicants’ mean age is 53.

Also pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the commission announces it will interview all 16 applicants:

    James M. Dowd
    Joel D. Ferber
    Gretchen Garrison
    Richard A. Gartner
    Douglas D. Gaston
    Michael T. Jamison
    Patrick L. King
    Benjamin L. Lipman
    Henry F. Luepke III
    Shawn R. McCarver
    Lisa Page
    Rachel L. (Bringer) Shepherd
    Erwin O. Switzer
    David Lee Vincent III
    Stanley J. Wallach
    Carl M. Ward

The commission will conduct interviews from 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, 815 Olive Street in St. Louis. The public is invited to attend and observe interviews. The commission will meet beginning at approximately 3 p.m. April 9 in the same location to select the three nominees from this applicant pool for the governor’s consideration.
 

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