This page is for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.
For the Supreme Court, click here.

Oklahoma Appeals Court of Criminal Appeals By The Numbers:

Former prosecutor

  • 5 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 5 prosecutors
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Justices have other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the Oklahoma Appeals Court of Criminal Appeals are Selected:

Appointment, Retention Election

Justices are appointed by the governor from a list prepared by the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission, which consists of 15 volunteer members, six of whom are lawyers elected by the state bar association with each representing one of six congressional districts. In the first general statewide election after their appointment, justices face a retention election to serve a six-year term and then face retention elections for subsequent six-year terms.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map; Oklahoma Bar Association, Judicial Nominating Commission