SPRINGFIELD, Mo – The 31st Circuit Judicial Commission is now accepting applications for the office of associate circuit judge of the 31st Judicial Circuit (Greene County), created by the appointment of The Honorable Jason R. Brown, associate circuit judge, to the circuit bench.
are encouraged to nominate well-qualified candidates for the commission's
consideration. The Missouri Constitution, article V, section 21, requires that
an associate circuit judge be at least 25 years old, licensed to practice law
in Missouri, a citizen of the United States for at least 10 years, a qualified
voter of Missouri for the three years preceding selection, and a resident of
the 31st Judicial Circuit for at least one year. Nominations should be
submitted to the contact person listed below.
Application: in Word in PDF
Instructions: in Word in PDF
Guidelines for references: in Word in PDF
The application and instructions are also available at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, 300 Hammons Parkway, Suite 300, Springfield, Missouri. The commission must receive all completed applications for the associate circuit judge vacancy by 5 p.m. September 9, 2015.
The commission will decide at a later date how many applicants will be interviewed. The commission will conduct public interviews on September 24 and 25, 2015, if necessary, beginning at 9 a.m. on each date. The commission then will select a panel of three nominees for the vacancy from the applicants who will be interviewed. Thereafter, Governor Nixon will have 60 days to appoint one of the three nominees as the associate circuit judge.
Members of the commission are Mary W. Sheffield, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District; attorneys Steven B. Garner and Andrew K. Bennett; and lay members Steven Stepp and Joann Hosmer.
Contact: Sandra L. Skinner
Clerk of the Court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District
300 Hammons Parkway, Suite 300
Springfield, MO 65806