Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan, commonly known as The Missouri Plan, turns 76 years old Nov. 5. In the more than three-quarters of a century since its creation, the plan has served as a model for other states and has been adopted by Missouri voters to apply to trial court judges in additional Missouri circuits. Above […]

Missouri Judicial Performance Review findings available to the public at www.YourMissouriJudges.org Citizens urged to learn more about their judges before they vote Nov. 8 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee today provided Missouri voters with their performance findings for 49 nonpartisan judges who will be up for retention in the Nov. […]

Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee to announce performance findings for judges on November ballot Committee chair will share results for all Non-Partisan Court Plan Judges up for retention at press conference in Jefferson City JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee, composed of non-lawyers, lawyers and retired judges, has reviewed the performance […]

With the Nov. 8 general election rapidly approaching, a new group is taking a look into the qualifications of 49 judges who will be seeking retention on the bench under Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan, commonly known as the Missouri Plan. The new Judicial Performance Review Committee is the result of a June 15 order by […]

The Supreme Court of Missouri issued an order dated June 15 revising Rules 10.50 – 10.55 governing Missouri’s judicial performance evaluation (JPE) to bring the process more in line with best practices across the nation. The Court’s revisions to Rules 10.50 – 10.55 will improve the information available to voters about judges up for retention […]

by Dale C. Doerhoff, Chair and State Coordinator, Missouri Judicial Performance Evaluation Committees In the holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey has a vision of what the world would be like if he had never been born. To his horror, Bailey sees that, without him, darkness and corruption take over. His idyllic hometown […]

Missourians Have Something Big to Celebrate This Nov. 5 Seventy-five years ago today, Missouri voters adopted Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan, now known around the world as the Missouri Plan. The plan reduces the influence of politics and money in the selection of our judges, while giving the people the final say in retention elections. Since […]

The 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission announced that it will interview all 26 applicants – 14 women, 12 men, nine minority – for the circuit judge vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Garvey. Public interviews are scheduled for Oct. 14 and 15. Find demographics, interviewee and meeting information for Garvey circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis […]

The Missouri Bar has partnered with the Missouri Humanities Council to produce a traveling exhibit and courthouse exhibits to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Missouri Plan and to help educate Missourians about how all Missouri judges are accountable to the voters. The Missouri Plan, otherwise known as the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan, was adopted […]

The 31st Circuit Judicial Commission (Greene County) conducted one day of public hearings, interviewed nine applicants and selected a panel of three nominees Thursday for the associate circuit judge position created by the appointment of Judge Jason R. Brown to the circuit bench. The nominees are: Becky J.W. Borthwick Municipal Court Judge City of Springfield Municipal Court Margaret […]