Today in the Courts
- The Supreme Court of Missouri has created a working group to study and make recommendations for improving state's municipal court divisions. One of the things the group will study is the report the Court received from the state courts administrator's office and Acting Ferguson Municipal Judge Roy L. Richter regarding the Ferguson municipal court division.
- The 22nd circuit commission on May 14 nominated administrative hearing commissioner Nicole Colbert-Botchway, St. Louis attorney Bridget Halquist and associate city counselor Craig Higgins for the McGraugh associate circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis.
- Beginning May 18, attorneys in Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb and Livingston counties are required to use the Missouri eFiling System.
- Applications to fill the impending circuit judge vacancy in Greene County are due May 26.
- The 22nd circuit commission has released demographic, interviewee and meeting information for the McGraugh associate circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis, for which it will conduct public interviews May 13 and 14.
- The governor on April 24 appointed St. Louis city associate circuit Judge Christopher McGraugh to fill the David circuit judge vacancy on the St. Louis city circuit court and St. Francois County assistant prosecutor Joe Goff Jr. to fill an associate judge vacancy in St. Francois County.
- Applications for the 2015 Constitution Project competition are due May 7.
- The February 2015 bar examination results are now available.
- The Appellate Judicial Commission on April 9 nominated St. Louis attorney James M. Dowd, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Lisa Page and St. Louis attorney Erwin O. Switzer for the Norton vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals. Eastern District.
- The Supreme Court of Missouri is seeking public suggestions for improving municipal court practices and procedures.
- The Supreme Court of Missouri on March 9 announced it is reassigning Ferguson's municipal division cases to a judge it transferred to the St. Louis County circuit court effective March 16.
- The chief justice delivered the 2015 state of the judiciary address Thursday morning, January 22 to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly.