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

Motion to implement a wait list of indigent defendants pursuant to RSMO 600.063

January 24, 2020

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY STATE OF MISSOURI   IN RE: MISSOURI STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER, Dist. 21, St. Louis County Trial Office Cause No. 18SL-CC00129   Motion to implement a wait list of indigent defendants pursuant to RSMO 600.063   Comes now, Stephen Reynolds, District Defender of the St. Louis Trial Office of the Missouri State Public Defender (“Dist. 21 MSPD”), and requests this Court to implement a wait list of defendants who qualify for public defender services. RSMO 600.063.3(5) (West 2019). Dist. 21 MSPD makes this motion at this time for three reasons. First, in March…

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COURT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO ESTABLISH AN INDIGENT DEFENDANTS’ WAIT LIST

January 24, 2020

    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS STATE OF MISSOURI   IN RE: MISSOURI STATE  PUBLIC DEFENDER, District 21, St. Louis County Trial Office FILED  DEC. 05, 2019 JOAN M. GILMER CIRCUIT CLERK,  ST. LOUIS COUNTY Cause No. 18SL-CC00129 Div. 19   COURT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO ESTABLISH AN INDIGENT DEFENDANTS’ WAIT LIST PURSUANT TO §600.063  RSMO. Before the court is the motion of Stephen Reynolds, District Defender of the St. Louis Trial Office (District 21) of the Missouri State Public Defender System (MSPD), requesting that this court authorize this implementation of a wait…

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PUBLIC DEFENDER WAIT LIST: FAQs

January 23, 2020

Q. Why is the Court implementing a wait list now? A. On Oct. 28, 2019, Stephen Reynolds, District Defender of the St. Louis Trial Office of the Missouri State Public Defender, filed a motion with this court to implement a wait list of defendants who qualify for public defender services, pursuant to RSMO 600.063.3(5) Casenet #18SL-CC00129. Q. Why was a wait list necessary? A. Years of data from the MSPD show that the public defenders in St. Louis County have caseloads far in excess of recommended caseload metrics (Rubin-Brown caseload study). (See Attachments A, B, C to Reynolds motion in…

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