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Content date: 03/15/2011

Commission seeks applicants for Baker vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Ė The Appellate Judicial Commission announced today that it is accepting applications for vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Nannette A. Baker, who was appointed as a federal magistrate judge after serving more than six years on the appeals court, including a term as chief judge, and five years as a circuit judge on the St. Louis circuit court.

Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified candidates for the commissionís consideration. The Missouri Constitution requires that a judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals be at least 30 years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri, a United States citizen for at least 15 years and a qualified Missouri voter for at least nine years next preceding selection, and a resident of the court of appeals district in which he or she serves. Nominations should be submitted to the commission by e-mail at EDjudgevacancy@courts.mo.gov or by postal mail to Eastern District Judge Vacancy, PO Box 150, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011. Interested persons may download the application and instructions here:
Application: Application for Baker ED vacancy March 2011.doc Application for Baker ED vacancy March 2011.pdf
Instructions for applicants: Application instructions Baker ED vacancy March 2011.doc Application instructions Baker ED vacancy March 2011.pdf
Guidelines for references: Guidelines for references Baker ED vacancy March 2011.doc Guidelines for references Baker ED vacancy March 2011.pdf

The commission will meet May 17 through 19 at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, in St. Louis to interview applicants and to select a panel of three nominees for the governorís consideration. The interviews will be open to the public. The names of those to be interviewed and information relating to the number and characteristics of all applicants will be released publicly prior to the beginning of the interviews May 17.

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Contact: Beth Riggert
Communications Counsel, Supreme Court of Missouri
(573) 751-3676


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