Clerk's Office & Filing Information

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District - Clerk's Office & Filing Information

The Clerk’s office organizes and directs the clerical and administrative operations of the court. Daily duties of the clerk’s staff include handling telephone and in person inquiries and procedural request from attorneys and pro se litigants; receiving filings such as motions, writs, records on appeal, briefs and recording the submissions on the case management system; creating and maintaining files in each case pending in the Court; and copying and distributing opinions and orders of the Court.

The Clerk’s Office of the Eastern District Court of Appeals is open for business from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office observes the normal state and federal holidays.

Electronic Filings

After April 2, 2012, all attorneys representing parties in this Court must use the electronic filing system for all filings. Help with electronic filing is available below:

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Office of State Courts Adminstrator's Help Desk via e-mail at or toll-free by phone at (888) 541-4894. The Help Desk is available 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays.

Self-represented parties may deliver or mail filings to the Clerk’s Office at One Post Office Square, Third Floor, 815 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63101.

Drop box filings at the Old Post Office are allowed for filings Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The drop box is located on the mall level near the elevator vestibule at the Court’s location in the Old Post Office. Documents must be filed in the Clerk’s Office during business hours of 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Telefacsimile filings are governed by court rule. See Eastern District Rule 415. The Clerk’s Office fax number is (314) 539-4324.

The telephone number for general court information and case record information is (314) 539-4300. Click here for directions to the Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

Extensions of Time

The Eastern District has a policy regarding extensions of time to file appellate briefs. Click the appropriate link below to view and print the respective policies for appellant's and respondent's briefs.

Clerk's Office Personnel
(314) 539-4300

Court Administrator and Counsel
Douglas Bader

Clerk of Court
Laura Thielmeier Roy

Staff Counsel
Joy Hannel

Chief Deputy Clerk
Debbie Skinner-Neuhaus

Daniel J. Coll