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Apply for Eastern Appellate District vacancy on Board of Governors

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is accepting applications to fill a current board vacancy in the Eastern Appellate District  for the 2023-24 bar year. The Missouri Bar must receive letters of application by Oct. 20, 2023.

Who Is eligible to apply?

Any person who is in good standing and enrolled to vote in the Eastern Appellate District may apply.  A lawyer must be employed or maintain their principal law office full-time in the Eastern Appellate District to be eligible to apply for the board vacancy. The Eastern Appellate District includes the City of St. Louis and the following counties: Audrain, Cape Girardeau, Clark, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Osage, Perry, Pike, Ralls, St. Charles, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Scotland, Shelby, Warren, and Washington.

How will the selection process work?

Letters of application will be distributed to the members of the Board of Governors for review and consideration. At a duly called meeting, the Board of Governors will select an applicant to fill the vacancy by a majority vote.

What is the duration of the term?

The applicant elected by the board shall serve for the remainder of the regular term, which will expire with the adjournment of the annual meeting of The Missouri Bar in September 2024. If eligible to be elected under Supreme Court Rule 7.07, the applicant will be able to submit a nominating petition between Jan. 1 and June 20, 2024, for election to a full two-year term representing the Eastern Appellate District.

What should be included in the letter of application?

Applicants should provide a complete description of their qualifications to fill the vacancy. Letters of application can be sent by mail or electronically by using the form below.

What is the application deadline? 

An individual’s letter of application must be received by The Missouri Bar no later than Oct. 20, 2023.

Where should the letter of application be sent?

Interested lawyers can apply electronically using this online form or by mailing letters of application to the address below:

The Missouri Bar Attn: Executive Director
Re: Board Eastern Appellate District Vacancy
PO Box 119, 326 Monroe
Jefferson City, MO 65102