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Content date: 10/20/2011

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

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Appellate Judicial Commission announced today that it is accepting applications for judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge George W. Draper III to the Supreme Court of Missouri.

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. 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. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Interested persons may download the application and instructions here:
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Contact: Beth S. Riggert
Communications Counsel
Supreme Court of Missouri
ph: (573) 751-3676
e-mail: beth.riggert@courts.mo.gov

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