The Honorable Ben Burkemper, Associate Circuit Judge of the 45th Judicial Circuit, has accepted a position with the Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.
Burkemper announced his decision Tuesday and will be resigning his judgeship effective Jan. 1, 2014.
He has served in this position continuously since he was appointed in 2001.
Burkemper will have an office in the Supreme Court Building in Jefferson City.
Gov. Jay Nixon will appoint his successor who will serve until the November election when Burkemper’s current term expires.