Columbia College–Jefferson City hosts local judges panel

Columbia College–Jefferson City faculty member, Liz Ziegler, hosted a panel of judges on April 13 for her judicial process class.

Panel members (from left to right) include: Judge Jon Edward Beetem (circuit judge for Cole County, 19th Judicial Circuit); Judge Mary Russell (Missouri Supreme Court judge); and Former Judge Ronald R. Holliger (former judge for the Missouri Court of Appeals, who is currently general counsel for the attorney general's office).

Judge Mary Russell, Missouri supreme court judge, speaks to a group of students during a Columbia College–Jefferson City judicial process class.

Students listen intently as a panel of judges speaks about their experiences, the selection and retention of judges, and levels within the court system.