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
Criminal and Traffic
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.
INFORMATION ON CASES PENDING IN DIVISION 31
The Associate Criminal Divisions are now holding the following hearings exclusively in person in the Courthouse:
* initial appearance hearings,
* bond review hearings,
* preliminary hearings,
* trials, and
* any hearing that requires testimony.
If a party or witness requires or prefers (with good reason) to attend Court virtually by Webex.com for any of the above hearings, the party must contact the Division the day before the hearing to request permission to attend by video. Unless in-person appearance is excused by the Court the day before the hearing, all parties are expected to appear in person in the Courtroom.
Please direct any questions or requests to the Court Clerk at 314-615-1531.
CALL DOCKETS: The criminal call/status docket held at 9:00am Monday through Thursday will continue to be conducted as a hybrid docket, with Webex.com appearances allowed until December 31, 2021. As of January 3, 2022, this docket will transition to in-person, subject to the same video attendance rule set forth above.
If the Defendant does not appear and/or the Defendant's attorney does not appear, the Court may issue a warrant for the Defendant's arrest.
INFORMATION ON SETTING ANY TYPE OF MOTION: In order to set a motion for hearing, please contact the Division Clerk for a date. Please do not just select a date and file your notice of hearing as the Court has limited space each day due to the structure of the dockets. Please e-file a notice of the hearing within 24 hours after receiving a date from the Clerk.
PLEAS: On most misdemeanor pleas, this Division will require the attorney and the Defendant to appear in person unless an in-person appearance is excused by the Court. In some cases, the Court may allow pleas by video or by paper. Please contact the Division Clerk regarding plea requirements for the Division.
WARRANT RECALLS/CONSENT BONDS: Requests for warrant recalls with the consent of the State and/or consent bonds should be brought to the attention of the Court by the filing party. Defendants may call up written motions for warrant recalls by contacting the Division Clerk. Defendants may additionally inquire about warrant recalls at the Tap in Center (314-669-6185).
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.
Non-Traffic Meeting ID: 146 247 2709
Traffic Meeting ID: 146 056 0261