The Missouri Bar Board of Governors appointed James Scollione to the Judicial Performance Review Committee during its March 4, 2022, meeting. 

The independent, 21-member Judicial Performance Review Committee evaluates the performances of appellate and trial judges appointed under the constitutional nonpartisan selection process, also known as The Missouri Plan, using judicial performance review standards. The committee was established pursuant to Supreme Court of Missouri Rules 10.50 through 10.55. It contains nine members of The Missouri Bar, nine Missouri residents who are not bar members, and one retired judge from each district of the Missouri Court of Appeals. The Missouri Bar Board of Governors appoints both the lawyer and non-lawyer members. The Supreme Court of Missouri appoints the three seats held by retired judges. 

Scollione, of Springfield, will serve in the general public seat for the 31st Judicial Circuit which serves Greene County. A graduate of Robert Morris University and Youngstown State University, Scollione is a visiting assistant professor of criminology and instructor at the Law Enforcement Academy at Drury University. 

“I am looking forward to gaining an in-depth knowledge and a deeper appreciation of the Missouri judiciary,” Scollione said. “I am also looking forward to learning from diverse worldviews and experiences of everyone involved with the performance review process. I hope to incorporate relevant research and evidence-based practices regarding judicial decision-making while on the committee.” 

Scollione’s term will expire June 30, 2024. 

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