For Self-Represented Litigants
Memorandum on Associate Civil Case Continuances

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Missouri Supreme Court has suspended all in-person court hearings for most civil cases.

Your case has been postponed, and a new court date will be provided to you by mail.

Until your next court date, please consider the following:

  • You can monitor the status of your case online on CaseNet at Use the “Track this Case” feature to automatically receive emails or text messages about your case.
  • Before coming to the courthouse, please check the St. Louis County Circuit Court website at to determine whether the courthouse will be open on the day of your scheduled court hearing.
  • To check on your case by telephone, call 314-615-8029 during regular business hours. Due to the increased volume of calls, court clerks may not be available at all times to answer questions via telephone.
  • You have the right to hire an attorney to represent you.
  • Attorneys must e-file all documents.
  • If you are not represented by a lawyer, you may file answers or other pleadings with the court by mail, or come in person to the St. Louis County Circuit Clerk’s office, 105 S. Central, Clayton, Missouri 63105.
  • Parties are encouraged, but in no way required, to engage in settlement discussions regarding their cases. If a settlement is reached, a Consent Judgment resolving the case may be filed with the court.  A consent judgement must be signed by all the parties and dated.  A Consent Judgment form can be found at
  • With the consent of all parties, the judge assigned to your case can be available for a conference call or a videoconference using WebEx. Please contact the division clerk to arrange a mutually agreeable time.
  • The Court will hear your case as soon as public health officials have determined that it is safe to completely reopen the Courthouse.
  • The court remains open for most criminal matters, Adult Abuse filings and other emergency matters.