Missouri State Rep. Kevin Austin has been named as the treatment court commissioner for the Greene County Circuit Court. Austin, currently an attorney with Keck & Austin in Springfield, will succeed Commissioner Peggy Davis, who is retiring effective Dec. 1. ...Read More »
A 38-year-old Greene County man injured in a 2008 workplace accident that led to the amputation of one of his fingers settled a personal injury claim against several former co-workers for $680,000.Read More »
On May 7, 2010, Michael Martinez, then a 41-year-old paraplegic from Republic, fell from his motorized wheelchair while leaving a Rob Zombie concert at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, breaking his left leg.Read More »
A Springfield insurance broker pleaded guilty today in Greene County Circuit Court to a Medicaid fraud scheme in which state officials say he misused $700,000. The Missouri Attorney General’s office says Kevin Louderback sent false applications to a special state ...Read More »
Online research, budget squeezes threaten future of court-funded law libraries
Up on the 13th floor of the St. Louis Civil Courts Building, under high ceilings decorated with rose medallions, the law library is filled with some 75,000 volumes of legal standbys. Members can use the William Buder Room, which overlooks the Arch and is supplied with coffee and furnished with plush couches and chairs. The library, intended to be a thing "of lasting comfort and beauty" when it opened in 1930, appears to have everything - except patrons.
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It all started with the grandmother who showed up in a Springfield courtroom wearing a see-through mesh blouse and no bra. On another occasion, an attorney inadvertently exposed her bottom in a courtroom when she bent over. The Greene County Circuit Court is now the latest to consider a dress code. Missouri judges and attorneys cited difficulties setting rules for female lawyers’ attire, because there are no clear-cut standards equivalent to a coat and tie for men.Reader poll: Take our online poll on what you consider to be appropriate to wear in court. Where would you set the standard? Read More »