Appellate Judicial Commission announces demographic, interviewee and meeting information for Cohen vacancy in eastern district

28 January 2016


Appellate Judicial Commission announces demographic, interviewee and meeting information for Cohen vacancy in eastern district

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 January 2016 resignation of Judge Patricia L. Cohen to become a federal magistrate judge.

 

There are 15 applicants for the vacancy. Three are women, and two are minority applicants. Five are from outside the St. Louis metropolitan area. Eight applicants work in the public sector, and seven work in the private sector. Of those in the private sector, five work in solo or small-firm practices. Of those in the public sector, three are trial court judges. The applicants’ mean age is 55.3 years.

 

Also pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the commission announces it will interview all 15 applicants:


Colleen Dolan

Joel D. Ferber

Richard A. Gartner

Patrick L. King

James R. Layton

Benjamin A. Lipman

Levell D. Littleton

James R. McAdams

Shawn R. McCarver

Erwin O. Switzer

Joan M. Tanner

Robin R. Vannoy

Kenneth K. Vuylsteke

Stanley J. Wallach

Carl M. Ward

 
The commission will conduct interviews from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2016, at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, 815 Olive Street in St. Louis. The public is invited to attend and observe interviews. The commission will meet beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m. February 8 in the same location to select the three nominees from this applicant pool for the governor’s consideration.


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