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Content date: 09/12/2013

16th circuit judicial commission seeks applications to fill Mesle circuit judge vacancy in Jackson County

The 16th Circuit Judicial Commission is accepting applications for the office of circuit judge, division seven of the 16th Judicial Circuit (Jackson County), to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Ann Mesle.

Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified candidates for the commissionís consideration. Qualifications for circuit judges may be found in article V, section 21, of the Missouri Constitution. Nominations should be submitted to the contact person listed below.

Instructions: Instructions for Applicants - Word.docInstructions for Applicants - PDF.pdf

Application: Application - Word.doc Application - PDF.pdf

The application and instructions are also available at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1300 Oak Street, Kansas City. The commission must receive all completed applications for the circuit judge vacancy by 4:30 pm on Oct. 11, 2013.

Anyone who submitted an application for the earlier vacancies in division two and/or division 28 need not submit a new application for division seven. However, the person must send a letter to each member of the commission requesting to be considered for the division seven vacancy. Letters must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2013.

The commission will meet on Oct. 23, 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 seven.

Members of the commission are James Edward Welsh, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District; attorneys Teresa Woody and Scott Bethune; and lay members Pastor Eric Williams and William Gautreaux.


Contact person: Terence G. Lord, Clerk of the Court
Missouri Court of Appeals - Western District
1300 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 889-3600

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