Constitution Day Presentation

Riverview Gardens HS
In observance of National Constitution Day September 17, Commissioner Anne-Marie Clark (seated, center, in tan suit) and members of the Mound City Bar Association visited Riverview Gardens High School and met with students of the Honors Government class. The visit also was on behalf of the National Bar Association and The Missouri Bar. The group provided an overview of the Constitution and discussed some significant cases. Students were given a copy of the Constitution which had been provided by The Missouri Bar. It was a well-received experience for the students, staff and Bar members.

Rule changes in execution of orders in landlord/tenant cases

September 19, 2014




In Regard to: Executions for Possession of Property in Landlord/Tenant Cases

In light of and based on the changes which the Legislature made in Chapters 534 and 535of the Revised Statutes of Missouri and which took effect on August 28, 2014, the St. Louis City Circuit Court makes and will enforce the following rules concerning execution of judgments for possession in landlord/tenant cases:

1. Chapter 535 Rent and Possession Cases – Execution of Judgment

Default Judgments – 10 days after date of judgment

Consent Judgments – as agreed to by the parties in the judgment or 40 days

Judgment after Trial – 40 days after date of judgment.

2. Chapter 534 Unlawful Detainer Cases – Execution of Judgment

Default Judgments – 40 days after date of judgment

Consent Judgments – 40 days after date of judgment

Judgment after Trial – 40 days after date of judgment.

In addition, if a landlord files a request for execution for possession of the property more than 120 days after the date of judgment, the landlord or the landlord’s attorney must first talk with and get the approval of the judge in the division that issued the judgment in order for the Circuit Clerk’s Office to process the execution request.



September 19, 2014                                                    Philip D. Heagney #27434

Presiding Judge, Division 1



Cc: Judges and Commissioners

Helen Haskins, Court Administrator

Jane Schweitzer, Clerk of the Circuit Court

James Murphy, Sheriff

Thomas Gross, Public Information Officer

Rebecca Soeder, Staff Attorney

St. Louis City Circuit Court Appoints Tom Kloeppinger Circuit Clerk

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 18, 2014) — The judges of St. Louis City Circuit Court voted today to appoint Tom Kloeppinger as the Circuit Clerk— the first appointed clerk since the Missouri Legislation converted the position from an elected county office in 2012.

Kloeppinger will replace Jane Schweitzer, who won election to the position in 2010. She did not apply for the appointed position. Kloeppinger assumes the post Jan. 1.

In other business, the court elected Judge Bryan Hettenbach as the Presiding Judge for the 2015-2016 term, replacing Judge Philip Heagney. The court elected Judge Jack Garvey as Assistant Presiding Judge for the same period.

On Monday, the court heard presentations from three finalists for Circuit Clerk then elected Kloeppingerin closed session. He has served as the court’s Human Resources Officer since 2007.

Kloeppinger, 54, said, “After working in the court for seven years, I saw this as a great opportunity. I told the judges that if selected, I would foster communications in the Court through continuing open dialogue with them.”