The Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, has its offices in the Hammons Building in Springfield, Missouri. The Court also maintains a courtroom and chambers in the Butler County Courthouse in Poplar Bluff. Oral arguments are regularly conducted in Springfield and Poplar Bluff. The Court also holds arguments in different county courthouses, schools and other venues at times throughout the year. The Court is composed of seven judges. The jurisdiction of the Southern District covers forty-four counties in southern Missouri.