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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

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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William J. Gust Appointed to Four-year Term as Probate Commissioner for the 21st Judicial Circuit

November 5, 2018

William J. Gust has been appointed by Probate Circuit Judge Ellen Levy to a four-year term as Probate Commissioner for the 21st Judicial Circuit. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Commissioner Robert Weis. Prior to his appointment, Gust was a shareholder at Polsinelli PC. He has more than a decade of experience in trust and estate litigation and complex civil litigation, and has authored articles relating to trust and estate litigation. “I am honored to serve the people of St. Louis County and this Court as the next probate commissioner,” Gust said. Gust is a member of…

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