St. Louis County Circuit Court

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The Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, announces that it is soliciting candidates for the position of Family Court Commissioner of the Circuit Court of St. Louis County.

The Circuit and Associate Circuit Judges en banc will make the appointment for a term of (4) years at an annual salary of an associate circuit judge, payable by the State of Missouri.

Missouri law requires the Family Court Commissioner to possess the same qualifications as a circuit judge, including those set forth in the Missouri Constitution, Article V, Section 21, to wit, they must be qualified voters of the state for the three years preceding their selection, residents of St. Louis County, Missouri for at least one year, at least thirty years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri; and possess all other qualifications as required by law. (See Chapter 487 R S Mo.)

Questionnaire and Candidate Instructions may be obtained from Ben Burkemper, Family Court Administrator, 501 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton, Missouri, 63105, or by clicking on the links below. Completed questionnaires are to be submitted in writing to Ben Burkemper, Family Court Administrator, 501 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton, Missouri 63105, or via email to on or before
5:00 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2016. The appointment is scheduled to take place upon a vote of the Court en banc on March 9, 2016.

Candidate Instructions              Questionnaire

County Courts Construction Update

Please be alert and pay attention to any safety warning signage and do not enter construction areas. For your safety, please cross the street to avoid closed sidewalks rather than walking down the drive lane.

Please note:   The new building entrance is now open at 105 South Central Avenue, Clayton,  Missouri.

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