Court Administration

Court Administration is responsible for operations of all of the court and Juvenile Division’s general administrative duties including managing all fiscal and personnel matters.

In April 2024, St. Louis judges appointed Amanda Sodomka to serve as court administrator

Sodomka had served as the 22nd Judicial Circuit’s assistant court administrator and chief juvenile officer since June 1, 2021. She has spent her career dedicated to the service of the court and in the practice of juvenile law. As assistant court administrator, she handled the administration of the Juvenile Division including budgeting and stewardship of grant funding, court services to youth and families, and the juvenile court's five departments.

Sodomka previously worked as director of legal services with the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court in Jefferson County. Sodomka is a certified court manager and certified faculty with the National Center for State Courts Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree in integrated international studies from Knox College and a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Per Local Rule 100.11.1, "The Court Administrator shall appoint by merit selection, an assistant court administrator, a pre-trial release commissioner, a human resource manager, a criminal docket controller, an information systems manager, a business office manager, and such other persons whose positions are authorized by the Court en banc. These employees and their offices shall be considered part of the Court Administrator's office for organizational, budgeting, and personnel purposes. The appointment of such personnel is subject to approval of the presiding judge."