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

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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Parkway West Alumna Mondonna Ghasedi Pursues her Dream Career as Judge

October 1, 2018

September 20, 2018 Parkway West Alumna Ghasedi Pursues her Dream Career as Judge https://pwestpathfinder.com/2018/09/20/alumna-mondonna-ghasedi-pursues-her-dream-career-as-an-associate-circuit-judge/

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Governor Parson appoints Judge John N. Borbonus III as Circuit Judge for the 21st Circuit

September 5, 2018

August 31, 2018 Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Associate Circuit Judge John N. Borbonus III, as circuit judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County, to take effect September 21, 2018.  He will fill the vacancy upon the September 20, 2018, retirement of Judge Douglas R. Beach.  Judge Borbonus was one of three nominees submitted to the Governor by the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission on August 10, 2018. Judge Borbonus has served as an associate circuit judge in St. Louis County since 2011, when he was appointed by Governor Nixon.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in…

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