Judge Colbert-Botchway Reappointed to ABA House of Delegates

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors recently reappointed the Hon. Nicole Colbert-Botchway to serve as a representative on the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

The House of Delegates serves as the policy-making body of the American Bar Association and is comprised of legal professionals from local and state bars from around the country.

The Hon. Nicole Colbert-Botchway

“I will continue to provide valued service and be responsive to the diverse needs of our membership while supporting the ABA’s mission to equally serve our members, our profession, and the public as the national representative of the legal profession,” she said.

Judge Colbert-Botchway is an associate circuit judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court and currently assigned to Family Court in Division 16.

She was on the bar’s Board of Governors from 2012-2016 and has served in several roles for the ABA. She is a proud graduate of St. Louis University School of Law and University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Judge Colbert-Botchway joined the Missouri Bar in 1997.

22nd Judicial Circuit Court Announces Retirement of Probate Commissioner Patrick J. Connaghan

The 22nd Judicial Circuit Court today announced that longtime Probate Commissioner Patrick J. Connaghan is retiring with plans to return to private practice, effective Wednesday, June 1.

Retiring Probate Commissioner Patrick J. Connaghan

Connaghan was appointed as the Court’s Probate Commissioner in 2007 after previously serving as General Counsel and Clerk for the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen for approximately 12 years.

He is a Past President of the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges and a 2009 Science and Technology Fellow for the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR) in Washington D.C.

In 2014, Connaghan received the Isabella Horton Grant Guardianship Award from the National College of Probate Judges. Commissioner Connaghan is a proud 1983 graduate of St. Louis University School of Law.

The Court wishes to thank Commissioner Connaghan for his many years of dedicated service to our local judiciary and for his many contributions to our community and the legal profession.

Succeeding Connaghan will be Jill Hanley, who was appointed by the Court En Banc on Tuesday, May 31 to serve as the new Probate Commissioner. Hanley previously served as Deputy Probate Commissioner and Public Administrator for the City of St. Louis.