The 16th Circuit Judicial Commission is accepting applications for the position of Associate Circuit Judge, Division 32 following the late October retirement of Judge Robert L. Trout.

The commission encourages citizens to nominate qualified candidates by contacting Susan C. Sonnenberg, clerk of the court, at 816-889-3600 or at

The Missouri Constitution requires that an associate circuit judge be at least 25 years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri, a voter in Missouri and a resident of the 16th Circuit.

Those interested can view instructions and apply by visiting

The commission must receive applications by Nov. 30 and will conduct interviews in January.