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 of 49 judges who will be standing in retention elections in November. The committee’s chair, Dale Doerhoff, will announce the committee’s findings on whether or not each judge substantially overall meets judicial performance standards in a press conference at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in Jefferson City at the Missouri Bar Center located at 326 Monroe Street. Media may participate via conference call at 1(866)225-4944, entering 2251# as the conference ID.

The state chair will be joined by Missouri Bar officers and, together, they will discuss how the reviews were conducted, why this extensive review process was adopted and how the information is available to the public to assist them in casting informed ballots in the Nov. 8 election. All Missouri voters will have at least one judicial retention election appear on their ballot this November. The Missouri Bar is tasked with sharing the independent committee’s findings with the public. In addition to committee’s findings, the results of the surveys of lawyers’ ratings of each judge and jurors’ ratings of trial judges will be made available online at www.YourMissouriJudges.org that same day.

Judicial Performance Review Announcement

When:    1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29

Where:   Missouri Bar Center

326 Monroe St. Jefferson City, MO 65101

Contact: Farrah Fite, Media Relations Director, The Missouri Bar

573-638-2251 or 573-356-9616