The Newton County circuit court will be closed from 1 p.m. Monday, May 22 through May 26 as it moves to its new location at 123 East Main Street in Neosho. Telephone, facsimile and computer lines will be unavailable. Court staff will be onsite for emergency requests, and attorneys still may file electronically. The circuit court will reopen for business Tuesday, May 30.
Missouri Approved Instructions: Civil and Criminal
The Supreme Court periodically enacts and modifies Missouri Approved Instructions, both civil and criminal, by entering orders. The orders are made public as they are entered and, thereafter, are posted on this website. Accordingly, you can view the most recent orders updating the instructions here, by choosing from the orders listed in reverse chronological order.
The Court does not prepare or publish a compilation of its Missouri Approved Instructions for civil cases. Nevertheless, such compilations are available from various commercial and other entities. Many legal libraries, including the Court's library, have such compilations in their collections. You may wish to inquire at your local legal library. You may also call the Supreme Court Library at (573) 751-2636 to obtain a copy of particular civil instructions; however, library personnel cannot interpret the rules or do legal research. Orders updating these instructions are available here: