Commission announces demographic information, meeting time for Shaw vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals

11 September 2009


Commission announces demographic information, meeting time for Shaw 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 Jan. 30 retirement of Judge Booker T. Shaw, who had served as a trial or appellate judge for more than 25 years.

There are 14 applicants for the vacancy. Four of these applicants are women, and 10 are men. There is one minority applicant. Six applicants work in the private sector, seven work in the public sector and one works in both. Of those who work in the private sector, four are in solo or small-firm law practices. Of those who work in the public sector, six are state government employees, including four trial judges. All but two of the applicants are from the St. Louis metropolitan area. The applicants' mean age is 52.

In addition, pursuant to Rule 10.22(c), the commission announces it will meet beginning at approximately 4:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, One Post Office Square, 815 Olive St., St. Louis.

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Contact: Beth S. Riggert
Communications Counsel
Supreme Court of Missouri
(573) 751-3676
beth.riggert@courts.mo.gov