St. Louis County Courts Division 35
Associate Circuit Judge
Floor: 2 North
Lorne J. Baker
Non-Testimonial Motions: These motions are heard on a sign up docket (10 minutes or less) and are heard on Monday at 8:45 a.m. The moving party must sign up the case with the division clerk prior to 8:45 a.m., obtain the file and bring it to the division.
Testimonial Motions: These motions are signed up on the 1st floor Clerk's office. They are heard on Monday at 9:30 a.m. (15-30 minutes).
Paternity Docket: These motions are signed up on the 1st floor Clerk's office. They are heard on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
PDL Docket: Mondays at 1 p.m. Sign up on the 1st floor Clerk's office. Normally set for hearing later in the same week. All parties must be present.
Adult Abuse Compliance Docket: Monday at 2:00 p.m. Courtroom S0-1 on the Street Level.
Adult Abuse Docket/ Domestic Violence Docket: Monday at 2:00 p.m. The court does not generally continue these matters unless both parties agree. Parties should be prepared with any evidence they wish to present on the original date for the court appearance.
Victim Treatment Court: Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. For information call Mary Davis at (314) 615-2678. Trials set by the court.
?It is generally a good idea to check with the clerk to make certain which dates are available. (314) 615-1506
Each case must be pretried. It is the responsibility of the attorneys to set the first pretrial 30 days prior to the court date as indicated on the dismissal notice by appearing before the court clerk. Failure to set the pretrial or get a written continuance from the court will result in the matter being dismissed.
All parties must be present for the pretrial unless excused by the presiding judge.
The purpose of the pretrial conference is to inform the court of the issues in this matter, to attempt to narrow the issues, determine what outside resources may be needed and to move the discovery along toward trial if necessary. The court generally expects specific tasks to be performed prior to the next pretrial date. That is not meant to mean the exchanging of the required information while in the clerks office waiting to see the judge but in advance so that we can have a meaningful pretrial conference. If matters can not be accomplished or unforesee
GENERAL DIVISION INFORMATION
?Be on time. Call the clerk at (314) 615-1506 if you are late for any reason.
?Be prepared for all court appearances.
?Call the other attorney prior to setting any motions to attempt to work out dates.
?Attorneys are to address each other in the courtroom by last names.
?Bring discovery issues to the courts attention at the earliest date possible.
?The court generally enforces prior judgments and rulings and lawyers and litigants should not take matters into their own hands.
?Summary exhibits are appreciated. Follow the procedural rules regarding these types of exhibits.