Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified candidates for the commission’s consideration. Article V, section 21 of the Missouri Constitution requires that a circuit judge be at least 30 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 16th Judicial Circuit for at least one year. Nominations should be submitted to the contact person listed below.
Applications and instructions are available here:
Instructions: [Microsoft Word] [PDF]
The commission will meet Jan. 10, 2013, 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 circuit judge in division 10.
Members of the commission are Chief Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, James Edward Welsh; attorneys Scott S. Bethune and Teresa A. Woody; and lay members Byron G. Thompson and Eric D. Williams.
Contact person: Terence G. Lord, Clerk of the Court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
1300 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
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