The Jackson County Courthouse Annex in Independence will be undergoing a $6.8 million renovation and expansion.
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"Judge" Ryan Brown bangs the gavel to signal the end of a mock trial on Thursday, with a little direction from attorney Anthony Romano, of Polsinelli Shughart. Children of the firm's staff and lawyers toured the Jackson County Courthouse and conducted a trial over the untimely cracking of Humpty Dumpty.Read More »
The Jackson County Courthouse played host last weekend to the Opening Round Championships of the American Mock Trial Association. More than 180 undergraduate students from 19 schools across the country participated in the event, with the winners moving on to ...Read More »
Peggy Stevens McGraw, former presiding judge of the 16th Circuit, knows the nature of work that will occupy Stephen Nixon, her successor. “I sign a lot of things,” McGraw said, making light of the position’s administrative emphasis. Nixon assumed McGraw’s ...Read More »
Twenty-five years after they were mothballed, four floors of the Jackson County Courthouse might again house inmates, if only temporarily. Jackson County and Kansas City officials said Wednesday that they plan to consolidate their detention facilities. Moving city inmates into county facilities would save an estimated $1 million per year, officials said.Read More »