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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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


March 8, 2019

CLAYTON, MO – March 7, 2019 – The St. Louis County Family Court has fulfilled all the requirements of a 2016 agreement between the Court and the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a D.O.J. report released today. Since the last D.O.J. report, issued in August of 2018, the Court has achieved full compliance with the 2016 agreement to ensure that juveniles’ constitutional rights and best interests are protected. The requirements include full access to legal representation, enhanced staff training, and data tracking and analysis to improve services to youth and families. Meanwhile, the average number of juveniles held in…

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Race Not a Significant Factor in Determining Outcome of Juvenile Court Hearings for Delinquent County Youth

November 29, 2018

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…

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Lorne J. Baker appointed Associate Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit

November 21, 2018

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…

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