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Jan 2, 2020

Defender seeks to expand court cost rulings for poor defendants

An attorney who won a landmark ruling earlier this year regarding criminal defendants’ jail fees is now trying to “push the envelope” on other court costs that his clients had been told to pay. But a recent spate of court rulings has shed little light on how to win such cases. In March, the Missouri […]

Dec 2, 2014

Lloyd named as head of OSCA

Kathy S. Lloyd has been selected as Missouri’s new state courts administrator, the Missouri Supreme Court announced on Tuesday.

Feb 16, 2013

Behind the decline

As juvenile delinquency rates continue to fall in Missouri, the number of abuse and neglect cases is on the rise. That’s according to statistics released by the state judiciary

Jun 26, 2011

State courts to begin electronic case filing

Missouri attorneys should get ready for the world of electronic case filing. The first pilot circuit court, St. Charles County, is to begin e-filing some cases in August, with the state Supreme Court to follow in September.

Mar 12, 2010

Courts told to cut $500,000 before July

State revenue continues to decline, so Gov. Jay Nixon says the state must cut another $126 million to get through the current fiscal year. Missouri courts must share in the pain, coming up with $500,000 in cuts between now and June 30. The administration left it to the judiciary and the Office of State Courts […]

Oct 2, 2009

Courts Web site gets upgrade

You may have noticed some problems with the Missouri judiciary’s Web site, The site may not load at all or take minutes for information to appear. The problems are a result of increased usage of the site over the past year, said Beth Riggert, spokeswoman for the Missouri Supreme Court. The Web site has […]

Aug 7, 2009

Courts review guardian ad litem standards

How can courts ensure that guardians ad litem are paid enough to attract qualified people? What exactly are the duties of a guardian ad litem? What’s an acceptable caseload? These are just a few of the questions a Missouri Supreme Court committee is tackling as it reviews the state’s standards for those appointed to represent […]

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