The 21st Judicial Circuit Commission (St. Louis County) is accepting applications for a circuit judge vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard Bresnahan. Applications must be received by each commissioner no later than 5 p.m. August 24, 2015.

The commission encourages qualified individuals to apply for judicial office. Qualifications for circuit judges may be found in article V, section 21 of the Missouri Constitution. The selection and retention of judges in St. Louis County is governed by the Missouri Plan, also known as the Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan. In accordance with the Rules 10.28 and 10.29, candidate interviews will be conducted publicly.

To learn more about this position, read the press release here.

Gov. Jay Nixon announced the appointment of Jason R. Brown as circuit judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit, which covers Greene County. The position was created by the retirement of Hon. J. Dan Conklin.

Brown has served as associate circuit judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit since January 2005. He was one of three applicants submitted to the governor by the 31st Circuit Judicial Commission under the Missouri Plan.

For more information read the press release here.

Gov. Jay Nixon announced the appointment of Nicole Colbert-Botchway as associate circuit judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, which covers the City of St. Louis. She will fill a vacancy created when Christopher E. McGraugh was appointed as circuit judge. Colbert-Botchway is currently an Administrative Hearing Commissioner for the State of Missouri.

Click here to read the press release.