The Missouri Judiciary
Jefferson City is the capital city of Missouri. The state supreme court is located in the capital. Major metropolitan areas include St. Louis and Kansas City.
The Court of Appeals is divided into three geographic districts: Eastern, Southern, and Western.
Missouri circuit courts are courts of original civil and criminal jurisdiction. That is, cases usually begin in the circuit court, which is where trials may occur. Within the circuit court, there are various divisions, such as associate circuit, small claims, municipal, family, probate, criminal, and juvenile. Missouri's counties and the city of St. Louis are organized into forty-five judicial circuits. There is a court in every county. The circuit court is typically in the county seat (or the city of St. Louis) and may be in additional locations in the county.
- State Supreme Court
- Missouri Supreme Court
- Circuit Courts Homepage
- Missouri Circuit Courts
- State Courts Administrator
- Office of States Courts Administrator
- Municipal Court Websites
- Municipal Courts
- Related Links
- Missouri Official State Website
Missouri Attorney General
The Missouri Bar
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