Retired Missouri Supreme Court Judge joining St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office has announced the hiring of Retired Missouri Supreme Court Judge George W. Draper III.
Judge Draper was appointed to the Supreme Court of Missouri by former Gov. Jay Nixon in 2011. He served a two-year term as chief justice from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021. Draper served in the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office from 1984 to 1994.
Hon. George W. Draper III joins @stlcao as Chief Training Officer Oct. 23 "It is an honor to have someone of Judge Draper's impeccable character and vast legal expertise return to his roots in this office to train and coach our team," said @stlcao Gabe Gore. pic.twitter.com/oDkzYGOJln— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) October 3, 2023
“I welcome the opportunity to work with prosecutors on Gabe Gore’s team and share the knowledge I have gained from my years in the courtroom – on both sides of the bench,” Judge Draper said. “My initiation into the profession and service to our community was through this office, so this is a homecoming of sorts for me. I am excited to step into a new role as a mentor and help shape the next generation of trial practitioners.”
Draper will join the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office as a Chief Training Officer on Oct. 23. He told First Alert 4 he will help train current and new lawyers, particularly those joining the office as their first job out of law school. His salary will be $120,000 a year.
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