Supreme Court of Missouri seeks applicants to fill state courts administrator vacancy

13 June 2014

Supreme Court of Missouri seeks applicants to fill state courts administrator vacancy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Supreme Court of Missouri now is accepting applications from well-qualified persons for the position of state courts administrator to fill the vacancy due to the resignation of Gregory J. Linhares, tendered in late May and effective June 30.

In accepting Linhares’ resignation on behalf of the Court, Chief Justice Mary R. Russell said:

    Greg Linhares has been an invaluable asset in leading our state courts, working with equal diligence with every level of Missouri’s judiciary, from court clerks in our smallest counties to Supreme Court judges. His insight has helped empower our local courts to implement innovative ideas, and he has provided tools that help us work as consistently and proficiently as possible throughout the state. Greg also has led the development of several new court technology tools, some of which are being built entirely in-house by his office’s technology staff, including the roll-out of electronic filing statewide. Greg has devoted himself through tireless work on the budget and fiscal oversight each year. We in the Missouri courts family will miss Greg, but we wish both him and the eastern district federal court all the best in their future endeavors together.

Linhares, who will become clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis effective July 1, has served as state courts administrator since April 2008. He previously served as commission counsel and legislative liaison for the Supreme Court of Missouri from December 2002 until April 2008. A graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law, Linhares previously worked in a variety of staff positions in the Missouri General Assembly.

The Court, which is conducting a nationwide search for its new state courts administrator, will accept applications until the position is filled, although applications received by June 30 will be given first consideration. Interested candidates may review the detailed job description and application instructions on the Your Missouri Courts website at

Until the position is filled, Gary Waint will serve as interim state courts administrator. Waint, who began his career with the Missouri courts as a juvenile officer in central Missouri, previously served as interim state courts administrator in 2007 and 2008 and retired as deputy state courts administrator in 2012.