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

Judge Michael Burton Receives National Award from American Bar Association For Improving Access to Justice for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence

August 7, 2018

  St. Louis County Circuit Court 105 South Central Avenue Clayton, Missouri 63105 Judge Michael Burton Receives National Award from American Bar Association for Improving Access to Justice for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence CLAYTON, MO – August 7, 2018 – St. Louis County Circuit Judge Michael D. Burton has received the Judith S. Kaye Award for Judicial Excellence from the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence. The award was presented to Judge Burton at the ABA’s annual conference in Chicago last week. The award is given annually by the ABA to recognize service by judicial…

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Attorneys and police save young intern’s life after collapse in St. Louis County courtroom

July 23, 2018

Travis Martin, an assistant public defender in St. Louis County, was in Circuit Judge Michael D. Burton’s courtroom on June 25, preparing to interview jurors for a client’s burglary trial. Martin was about to ask his student intern for his notes and questions for the voir dire, when a shackled prisoner in the jury box began to shout…click to read more

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Symposium will bring together descendants of Dred Scott, Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Davis

June 29, 2018

RENO, Nev. — Descendants of Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Davis and the principal figures in the infamous Dred Scott decision will come together for a Symposium on Reconciliation and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts on July 16 at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri. The program is a presentation of the nonprofit and nonpartisan National Judicial College, the nation’s oldest and largest school for judges of all kinds. Participants in this symposium will hear from descendants of Dred Scott, Peter Blow (one of Mr. Scott’s previous owners), Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, President Jefferson and Confederate President Davis. They will…

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