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Missouri judges to convene in St. Louis next week

About 200 Missouri judges will converge in St. Louis next week for the Judicial College Seminar.

The Judicial College held by the Office of the State Courts Administrator is a biannual program that provides continuing legal education for judges.

“The purpose is to provide them with the newest up-to-date information on criminal, civil and family law,” said Pat Hubbs, judicial education coordinator for OSCA.

The four-day seminar will be held Aug. 18-21 at the St. Louis Hilton at the Ballpark.

CLE courses will be presented on four different core areas: civil, criminal, general and family law. Topics include: civil procedure issues, probate, waiver of counsel, science of addiction and unified family courts. Judges could potentially earn up to 33.5 CLE credit hours, with 11.5 in family law and four ethics hours. Most of the sessions will be presented by fellow judges.

The Fall Judicial College will be Oct. 13-16 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. Approximately 225 judges will be in attendance, Hubbs said.