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

21st Circuit Judicial Commission Names Borbonus, Green and Schroeder to Panel to Replace Retiring Judge Douglas R. Beach

August 20, 2018

10 August 2018   ST. LOUIS – The Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission announced the panel of three nominees to be submitted to Governor Michael L. Parson to fill the circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County created by the retirement of Judge Douglas R. Beach. Those nominated by the commission are: Judge John N. Borbonus III – Borbonus graduated from the George Mason University in 1988 and from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1994. He is currently an associate circuit judge in St. Louis County. Judge Joseph L. Green – Green graduated from Truman State University in 1982…

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St. Louis County Circuit Court Receives $400,000 grant from Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation to Improve Access to Justice for Defendants with Mental Illness

August 13, 2018

St. Louis County Circuit Court 105 South Central Avenue Clayton, Missouri 63105 CLAYTON, MO – August 13, 2018 – The St. Louis County Circuit Court has received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation to expand access to justice for civil and criminal defendants with mental illness. The grant will also be used to create a new mental health resource center in the courthouse, providing access to comprehensive services for individuals with mental illness and their families. The concept for the mental health initiative was developed by Judge Mondonna Ghasedi and Judge Michael Burton in response…

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Judge Douglas R. Beach Receives Top Family Law Award from Missouri Bar Association

August 9, 2018

St. Louis County Circuit Court 105 South Central Avenue Clayton, Missouri 63105 CLAYTON, MO – August 9, 2018 – St. Louis County Presiding Judge Douglas R. Beach has received the Roger P. Krumm Family Law Award from the Missouri Bar. The award was presented to Judge Beach at the Bar’s annual conference in Branson last week. The award is given annually to a family law lawyer who has demonstrated an exceptional degree of competence, skill, integrity, commitment, and dedication toward the improvement and advancement of the practice of family law, and to the children and families involved in family law…

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