KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission is accepting applications for the position of associate circuit judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit (Clay County). This position was newly created by the Missouri General Assembly.
Citizens 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 qualified voter of Missouri, and a resident of the Seventh Judicial Circuit. Nominations should be submitted to the contact person listed below.
Applications and instructions are available here by clicking the appropriate format:
The application and instructions are also available at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1300 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The commission must receive all completed applications for this vacancy by 4:30 p.m. September 25, 2015.
The commission expects to meet October 26, 2015 at the Clay County circuit court in Liberty to conduct public interviews of the applicants and select a panel of three nominees for the vacancy. Thereafter, Governor Jay Nixon will have 60 days to appoint one of the three nominees as associate circuit judge.
Members of the commission are Alok Ahuja, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District; attorneys Ben T. Schmitt and James H. Thompson, Jr.; and lay members Dr. Lancer Gates and Jason Starr.
Contact: Terence G. Lord, Clerk of the Court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
1300 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64106