Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District
Judge Jeffrey W. Bates was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, in 2003. He earned a B.S. from Southwest Missouri State University and a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Judge Bates is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and the State Judicial Records Committee. He is also co-chair of the Missouri eAccess Working Group on Public Access and Privacy, and chair of the eFiling Rules Task Team. Judge Bates is active in the Campbell United Methodist Church and frequently volunteers to serve as a speaker or panelist on a wide variety of topics to provide continuing legal education for Missouri lawyers.