The St. Louis County Circuit Court is comprised of twenty-one (21) Circuit Judges, fourteen (14) Associate Circuit Judges and eight (8) Commissioners. Each judge and commissioner is assigned to a specific division, except for the Probate Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.
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Honorable Nicole S. Zellweger
Associate Circuit Judge, Division 31
Nicole S. Zellweger was appointed an Associate Circuit Judge in April 2018, by Governor Eric Greitens.
Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Zellweger was a partner with the law firm of Stinson Leonard Street LLP. Her legal practice focused primarily on business litigation with concentration in the areas of franchise law and trust and estate litigation.
She graduated from the University of Georgia magna cum laude in December 1999 and received a Master of Arts degree from Yale University Divinity School in 2001. Judge Zellweger attended law school at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating Order of the Coif in 2004.
Instructions from the Court:
With respect to settlement/status conferences, the parties need not appear at the initial conference. Thereafter, counsel and the Court will determine whether the parties should appear at future settlement conferences, with the default expectation being that the parties will appear. Parties are required to attend pre-trial conferences.
Division 31 staggers hearing and conference settings every 15 minutes. Therefore, please arrive on time and ready to proceed at the time you reserve with the Clerk or on the below electronic scheduling application (known as acuity).
When scheduling your conference or hearing below, please register for as many 15-minute slots as you believe you will need (for example, if you believe that your hearing will take 30 minutes, please register for two consecutive 15-minute slots). If you schedule with the Clerk, please advise the Clerk of the amount of time you will need.
The below website application only replaces the sign-up sheet (or calling the Division Clerk) for a setting. After scheduling a time on this application, all attorneys are responsible for fulfilling any eFiling rules and guidelines, including eFiling a Notice of Hearing for all matters scheduled through this system.
ALL ATTORNEYS HAVE 24 HOURS TO E-FILE A NOTICE OF HEARING OR THE SETTING ON THIS SYSTEM WILL BE PURGED.
Please call the Division Clerk with any questions: 314-615-1531.
Division 31 uses video technology for all matters including, settlement conferences, motion hearings and trials.
All video matters will be by WebEx and for the link to Division 31 click on the link contained in the box to the right of the screen. All matters in Division 31 may be accessed by the link.
For rules regarding video conferencing appearances and hearings in St. Louis County, please review Administrative Order 43
If parties and/or attorneys need to schedule a matter in Division 31 you may sign up by use of the acuity link or contact the Division 31 clerk at (314) 615-1531.
All matters will be heard via the Webex app. You and/or your attorney will be able to participate by using a laptop or computer with a webcam or your smart phone to access the hearing. You must use a device which will allow you to be visible to the court. Below is the information you will need to join the meeting. Before entering the meeting, you must type in your full name before you can join the hearing. Please join the hearing at least 5 minutes before the designated time in that the virtual hearing time slots are for a specific period of time. Please mute your microphone upon entry to the meeting.
Prior to the hearing, please be sure to download the Webex app, ensure that your video camera works, and rename your Webex username to your full name.
You may join Division 31 proceedings by entering the Courtroom via Webex by:
* URL: https://mocourts.webex.com/meet/vcdiv31mtg
* Meeting Number: 146 247 2709 (www.webex.com and "join" the meeting)
* Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 (tolls apply); enter Meeting Number: 146 247 2709
RECORDING IS PROHIBITED
Recording or creating images of any portion of Court proceedings is strictly prohibited by the Missouri Supreme Court, by Local Rule 9.5, and by standing Order of this Division.
Beginning March 15, 2021, Zoom is no longer being used for order of protection hearings. All order of protection cases are being heard remotely by Webex. You can access Webex by going to www.webex.com or downloading the Webex app on your smart phone or tablet.