LAKE OF THE OZARKS -- Judge William T. Hass recently attended the 2004 Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association held at Lake of the Ozarks.
Hass is the municipal judge for the cities of Mountain View, Thayer and West Plains in Missouri and Mammoth Spring in Arkansas.
As a part of the state judiciary, Hass is required to stay abreast of developments in the law and judicial matters and attendance at the annual conference fulfills a significant part of that requirement.
The association is composed of municipal judges and associate circuit judges presiding over municipal and associate circuit courts in the state of Missouri. There are over 300 active members in the association, whose purpose is to assist and train its members to better perform their duties as judges and to maintain the highest possible judicial standards in the courts.
Hass said among those speaking at this year's conference were Justice William Ray Price and Justice Duane Benton of the Missouri Supreme Court; Judge William Dressel, president of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nev.; and Morley Swingle, Esq., Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney. Also an appeals case from the Southern District Court of appeals was tried in front of its members.