YourMissouriJudges.org is here to provide voters with accurate information about the judicial process in Missouri. With information about each of the current judges and the performance evaluation committees’ recommendations for the past years, you can stay up-to-date on Missouri judges. One of our priorities is educating people about the Missouri Plan, a non-partisan, merit-based judicial selection plan that is a model for the nation. The future of Missouri’s courts depends upon an informed public, knowledgeable of the structure of Missouri’s court system and the principles it is built upon. The Missouri Bar produces this website as part of its mission to increase the public’s understanding of Missouri’s courts and judiciary. The Missouri Bar is a statewide organization that is dedicated to improving the legal profession, the law and the administration of justice for all Missourians. Created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri, it serves all 30,000 of Missouri’s practicing attorneys. To achieve its mission, The Missouri Bar provides a wide range of services and resources to its members, as well as the media, educators and the citizens of Missouri. To learn more about The Missouri Bar, visit www.mobar.org and MissouriLawyersHelp.org.
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In order to cast your vote for these judges up for retention, be sure to register to vote. Visit the Missouri Secretary of State website for information about how to register to vote and where to cast your ballot.
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The Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Commission is accepting applications for circuit judge, Division 12 (Jackson County) to fill the vacancy created by the impending retirement of Judge Edith Messina. The application deadline is December 19. Click here for more details.
What are the characteristics of a good judge? And how can people be assured that a judge is, in fact, doing a good job? These are good questions and Missourians now have an easy way to learn about the performance of many of the judges we have entrusted to resolve everything from property disputes to life and death issues.
Through the work of judicial performance evaluation committees – groups composed of equal numbers of lawyers and non-lawyers – Missourians have access to in-depth analysis of the work being done by judges serving under the state’s non-partisan method of judicial selection and retention.
Learn more about this process and other frequently asked questions.
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Since voters approved The Missouri Plan nearly 75 years ago, our state has benefited from fair and impartial courts, keeping money and politicians out of our courtrooms and giving Missourians the final say on judges through retention elections. Request a speaker to learn about The Missouri Plan and how it works to ensure fair and impartial courts.
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It has never been more important for the public to understand how Missouri’s court system works and why the third branch of government must remain a co-equal branch that is not weakened or politicized. Missouri lawyers can help educate the public and build support for The Missouri Plan.
We are regularly contacted by civic, social, service and educational groups throughout the state that are ready and eager to learn more about the value of a fair and impartial judiciary and how The Missouri Plan works for them.
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