St. Louis County Courts

Speakers Bureau

Members of the St. Louis County Judicial Speakers Bureau are available to speak to elementary, middle and high school groups, universities, town hall meetings, churches and civic organizations on a wide range of topics, at no charge. Please send us your request at least three weeks in advance, and let us know how long you would like the judge to speak.

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Tours

Complimentary guided tours of the St. Louis County Courthouse are available during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) on weekdays only.  For more information on guided tours, please click below.

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News Releases

William J. Gust Appointed to Four-year Term as Probate Commissioner for the 21st Judicial Circuit

November 5, 2018

William J. Gust has been appointed by Probate Circuit Judge Ellen Levy to a four-year term as Probate Commissioner for the 21st Judicial Circuit. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Commissioner Robert Weis. Prior to his appointment, Gust was a shareholder at Polsinelli PC. He has more than a decade of experience in trust and estate litigation and complex civil litigation, and has authored articles relating to trust and estate litigation. “I am honored to serve the people of St. Louis County and this Court as the next probate commissioner,” Gust said. Gust is a member of…

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Judge Gloria Clark Reno elected Presiding Judge of St. Louis County 21st Judicial Circuit

October 25, 2018

Circuit Court Judge Gloria Clark Reno was unanimously elected by her peers on October 10, 2018 to serve as Presiding Judge of the St. Louis County Circuit Court. She is the first African-American to lead the 21st Judicial Circuit since it was established in 1815. She succeeds former Presiding Judge Douglas R. Beach, who retired in September.  Circuit Judge Michael Burton was elected Assistant Presiding Judge. Judge Reno has extensive civil and criminal litigation experience and practiced law until her appointment to the circuit court. She served as municipal judge for the City of Northwoods from 1994 to 2002.  Gov.…

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MacArthur Foundation Awards $2.25 million Grant to St. Louis County, Courts, Department of Justice Services and UMSL to Support Reform Strategies to Safely Reduce Jail Population

October 25, 2018

St. Louis County – October 24, 2018  The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced a $2.25 million grant to St. Louis County and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to continue building on efforts to advance local criminal justice system reform and safely reduce the County’s jail population, bringing the Foundation’s total investment in Saint Louis County to $4.5 million to date. The grant is part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a $148 million national initiative to reduce over- incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. The Safety and Justice Challenge is supporting…

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