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Missouri Organizer(s):


Mag. Judge Noelle Collins

Diane Dragan


20% of Missouri’s state court judges are white women compared to 41% of the population and 4% are women of color compared to 10% of the population.

Gavel Gap

Main photo: Eastern District of Missouri District Court Judge Audrey Fleissig (left) presented her former Eastern District of Missouri colleague Senior Judge Jean Hamilton (right) with the 2012 Judge Diana Murphy Legacy Award during the Project’s annual event held in conjunction with the 2012 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference (Kansas City Missouri).

Recent News

Roseann Ketchmark confirmed as new federal judge for western Missouri (2015)

Judicial Diversity in Missouri (2016)

President Obama Nominates Three to Serve on the United States District Courts (2014)

Shirley Padmore-Mensah selected as new magistrate judge (2012)

Judge Jean Hamilton was named “Woman of the Year” (2008)

Worse Diverse (2009)



Judicial Vacancies (Missouri Courts)

Ballotpedia: Judicial Selection in Missouri

Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan Judicial Statistics and Commission Information

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