Judge David D. Noce, J.D.
Jury Instructions and Trial Process
Judge Noce received his A.B. degree from Saint Louis University and his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1969.
David Noce is a magistrate judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. He taught business law in college before serving as a legal officer on active duty in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972. From 1972 to 1975, he was the law clerk for two federal district judges in St. Louis. From 1975 to 1976, he served as an assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting federal criminal cases. In 1976, he was appointed the second magistrate judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. From 1989 to 1996, he served as the chief magistrate judge of the district court. He is recently been appointed to his fifth eight-year term as a magistrate judge. He has participated in many continuing legal education programs for judges and lawyers sponsored by the United States District Court, the Federal Judicial Center, the Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and other groups. Since 1996, Judge Noce has taught his course, Jury Instructions and the Trial Process, at the School of Law.