JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge recognized Judge Corey K. Herron from Atchison County for participation in the judicial transfer and partnership programs during a ceremony honoring exemplary service to the people of Missouri. The ceremony was held Thursday morning, September 22 as part of the annual meeting of the Judicial Conference of Missouri, the organization of all state judges, which was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of The Missouri Bar at The Lodge of Four Seasons Resort in Lake Ozark.
The judicial transfer and partnership programs maximize the efficient use of Missouri’s available judicial resources. In the partnership program, presiding judges of the partnered circuits, through direct and continuous consultation, arrange for the transfer of judicial resources. In the transfer program, the presiding judge of a circuit can ask the Supreme Court of Missouri to assign a judge from anywhere in the state to hear cases in the circuit.
“We are so pleased with how well the judicial transfer and partnership programs have been working,” Breckenridge said. “We have qualified, capable, and experienced judges in Missouri, and we appreciate the service of those who travel outside their home counties to hear cases throughout the state. This is a much-needed judicial service that ultimately helps ensure the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of Missouri’s courts and their availability to resolve the people’s disputes.”
Judge Herron has served as Atchison County Associate Circuit Judge since 2008. He earned his B.S.B.A. in Administrative Management in 1992 from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Juris Doctor degree in 1996 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Judge Herron also serves on the Missouri Supreme Court’s Circuit Court Budget Committee and its Judicial Transfer sub committee.