The Missouri Judicial Performance Review committee is expected to release details today on 53 judges in the state who are standing in retention elections this November.

The group made up of non-lawyers, active lawyers and retired judges, say they will announce whether each judge substantially overall met performance standards or not in a virtual conference held at 11AM this morning (Tuesday.)

The chair of the group will also discuss how the reviews were conducted, why the reviews were necessary and what it means for Missouri voters.


Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee to announce findings for nonpartisan judges on November ballot

Committee chair to share results on the first day of absentee voting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee, composed of non-lawyers, lawyers and retired judges, has reviewed the performance of 53 judges who will be standing in retention elections Nov. 3, 2020. The committee’s chair, Dale Doerhoff, will announce the committee’s findings on whether each judge substantially overall meets judicial performance standards at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, via a virtual press conference.

The state chair will discuss how the reviews were conducted, why this extensive review process was adopted and how the information is available to the public to assist them in casting informed ballots in the Nov. 3 election. All Missouri voters will have at least two judges appear in retention elections on their ballot this November. In addition to the committee’s findings, the results of the surveys of lawyers’ ratings of each judge and jurors’ ratings of trial judges will be made available online at that same day.

Judicial Performance Reviews Virtual Announcement

When:        11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22. Media may join at 10:45 a.m. to test technology.

Location:   Zoom Video Conference, link provided upon request to

Who:          Dale Doerhoff, Judicial Performance Review Committee Chair


The Missouri Bar is tasked with sharing the independent committee’s findings with the public. The Missouri Bar is a statewide organization dedicated to improving the legal profession, the law and the administration of justice for all Missourians.