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.
Wait list, help from private attorneys, streamlining criminal processing among options to help manage caseloads, avoid ethical dilemmas for public defenders and courts CLAYTON, MO – Feb. 20, 2018 – Against a backdrop of looming public defender crises across the state, St. Louis County Presiding Judge Douglas R. Beach has 30 days to rule on a motion by the Missouri State Public Defender’s office to avert a similar crisis in St. Louis County by creating a public defender wait list, triaging probation violations, or enlisting the help of private attorneys to represent indigent defendants. The recommendations were presented to the…Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Louis County Family Court Marks National Adoption Awareness Month with Special Celebration for Families CLAYTON – Nov. 22, 2017 – Two-year-old Violet may not remember the gray November day when her adoption became final. But for her boisterous entourage of aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents, it was a day they’ll never forget – a celebration complete with balloons, stuffed animals and lollipops at the St. Louis County Family Court. Violet’s recent adoption was one of more than 25 that were finalized in the St. Louis County Family Court during the first week of November, as…Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Groundbreaking Municipal Court Consolidation Wins “Outstanding Government Achievement Award” from East-West Gateway Council St. Ann, Vinita Park, Charlack, Northwoods, Wellston and Beverly Hills Recognized for Improving Access to Justice, Adopting Best Practices CLAYTON, MO – Nov. 17, 2017 – A ground-breaking court collaboration among six municipalities in St. Louis County has received an Outstanding Local Government Achievement Award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. The awards recognize the best in local government in the City of St. Louis and Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis counties in Missouri, and Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties…Read More