The Appellate Judicial Commission announced that it is accepting applications for an open seat on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Clifford H. Ahrens after nearly 25 years on the bench.

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. Nominations should be submitted to the commission by e-mail at or by postal mail to Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District Judge Vacancy, PO Box 150, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

The nomination form is available online. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2015.

For more information visit the Your Missouri Courts website here.