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Vacancy - Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District

Wednesday, September 16, 2020  
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The Appellate Judicial Commission is accepting applications for judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, to fill the vacancy created by the December 31, 2020, retirement of Judge Daniel E. Scott.

Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified candidates for the commission’s 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, or by postal mail to Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District Judge Vacancy, P.O. Box 150, Jefferson City, MO 65102. The nomination form is available online at

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020.  Interested persons may download the application and instructions online at

The commission expects to meet Wednesday and Thursday, December 3 and 4, 2020, in Springfield to interview applicants and select a panel of three nominees for the governor’s consideration. The interviews will be open to the public, although the commission reserves the right to conduct interviews using remote technology if necessary due to COVID-19 health concerns and recommendations. 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.