I love it when my friends get the recognition and rewards that they deserve. Missouri governor Bob Holden has appointed Paula Bryant as a new associate circuit judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in St. Louis City.
Paula and I spent some time early in our careers as law clerks for the 22nd Circuit and have been good friends for more years than our youthful appearances might suggest. We got to work with some great judges who were very influential on our later careers.
Paula has always wanted to be a judge and it is so cool that she has attained that goal. I have no doubt that she will be an excellent judge.