The Appellate Judicial Commission has selected Kelly C. Broniec, Kathleen S. Hamilton and Michael W. Noble as finalists for the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District.
Under the Nonpartisan Court Plan, Gov. Mike Parson has 60 days to fill the vacancy, which was created by the retirement of Judge Roy L. Richter.
Broniec is an associate circuit judge in Montgomery County. Hamilton is a partner at HeplerBroom in St. Louis. Noble is a circuit judge in St. Louis.
The commission interviewed 18 applicants on Sept. 3 and 4 at the Eastern District courthouse in St. Louis. Initially 19 people applied, but Fredrick J. Ludwig, a St. Louis-area attorney, withdrew prior to the interviews.
The interviews were held in public, though the commission did not provide remote access to the proceedings.