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.
Services Needed to Help Reduce Court Referrals will be Topic of Community Meeting Dec. 4 CLAYTON, MO – Nov. 29, 2018 — Race was not a significant factor in determining which youth were found delinquent at court hearings in the St. Louis County Family Court during the first half of 2018, according to a report released today. Instead, risk factors including age, a history of previous infractions and the actual legal charges were used in delinquency findings. The report examined the way juvenile cases were handled at each step in the legal process. Those steps include informal referrals of juveniles made by…Read More
Administrative Law Judge Lorne J. Baker was appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County by Gov. Mike Parson. Baker will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge John N. Borbonus III as Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit. Baker was one of three nominees submitted to the Governor by the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission on October 25, 2018. Judge Baker was appointed on October 31, 2016 as an administrative law judge in St. Louis County. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Michigan…Read More
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…Read More