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

1 March 2016

21st circuit commission seeks applicants for Prebil circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County
ST. LOUIS – The Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission (St. Louis County) is accepting applications for a circuit judge vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas Prebil.


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, St. Louis, Missouri. Application materials are also available here in both Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF:

Applicants who previously applied for the associate circuit position vacancy created by Judge Nancy Watkins’ appointment to the circuit bench may send a letter requesting their previous application and recommendation letters be transferred to the current opening. New applicants who did not apply for the Watkins vacancy must send their applications to ALL commissioners.


Applications and/or the letter must be received by each commissioner no later than 5 p.m. March 22, 2016. In accordance with Rules 10.28 and 10.29, candidate interviews will be conducted publicly.


The commission will meet to interview and select the nominees to be submitted to the governor on April 4, 2016, at the St. Louis County Council Chambers Conference Room, 41 South Central, 1st Floor, Clayton, Missouri.


The members of the Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission are: Christy Bertelson, Rev. Anthony Witherspoon, Matthew Rossiter, Jeffrey Sigmund, and Lisa Van Amburg, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Contact: Laura Roy, clerk
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
(314) 539-4300