Missouri Chief Justice Zel M. Fischer 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 14, 2017, 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 Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.
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,” Fischer 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.”