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

3 October 2011


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


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 James R. Hartenbach.

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, in St. Louis. Applications also are available here.

Application:     (See attached file: Hartenbach vacancy - application 10-03-11.doc)(See attached file: Hartenbach vacancy - application 10-03-11.pdf)

Instructions:     (See attached file: Hartenbach vacancy - instructions for applicants 10-03-11.doc)(See attached file: Hartenbach vacancy - instructions for applicants 10-03-11.pdf)

Applications must be received by each commissioner no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 4, 2011. Those who submitted applications for a circuit judge vacancy within the past nine months need not resubmit an application to be considered for this vacancy but should notify commission members by sending a letter indicating their wish to be considered. In accordance with the Rules 10.28 and 10.29, public interviews will be held at the St. Louis County Courthouse during the month of December with dates to be determined.

The commission will meet to select the nominees to be submitted to the governor on Dec. 20, 2011, in St. Louis County.

The members of the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit Commission are: Chief Judge Kurt S. Odenwald, Debbie Champion, Richard Wuestling IV, Patrick Dudley and Rev. Anthony Witherspoon.

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Contact: Laura Roy
(314) 539-4300