NOTICE: Division 1 informals will NOT be heard the weeks of
November 14, 2022 and December 27, 2022.
Lawyers who believe they need a motion heard should
contact the duty judge for that day.
NOTICE: Beginning September 26, 2022 All informals (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 a.m.) will be held IN PERSON.
For Division 27 matters, please click here
For Division 28 matters, please click here
Effective April 18, 2022, procedures related to Petit Jury Trials. Click on the link below to view full Administrative Order
(Link to Order)
NOTICE: A regular session of the Court en banc will be held on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in person in the Court en banc room, Remote attendance via webex will not be an option for this meeting.
In 1828, the city of St. Louis opened its first courthouse. For more than 180 years, the Circuit Court has stood
among the most storied and historically significant courts in America.
In 1850, a St. Louis jury granted Dred and Harriet Scott, Missouri slaves, their freedom. That decision would
eventually be overturned in the United States Supreme Court and push the country into civil war.
Today, the St. Louis Circuit Court comprises two courthouses -- the Civil Courts Building and the Carnahan
Courthouse -- and conducts approximately 200 jury trials a year, staffs a juvenile court and detention facility,
operates a drug treatment court for nonviolent offenders and is active in public education through the city's schools
and community groups.
As it was in 1828, the Court remains committed to providing all people an open, fair, efficient, and independent
system for the advancement of justice under the law and to efficiently and effectively carry out the duties bestowed
upon us by the State of Missouri.