Carnahan Courthouse

In 1828, the city of St. Louis opened its first courthouse. For more than 180 years, the Circuit Court has stood among the most storied and historically significant courts in America.

In 1850, a St. Louis jury granted Dred and Harriet Scott, Missouri slaves, their freedom. That decision would eventually be overturned in the United States Supreme Court and push the country into civil war.

Today, the St. Louis Circuit Court comprises two courthouses -- the Civil Courts Building and the Carnahan Courthouse -- and conducts approximately 200 jury trials a year, staffs a juvenile court and detention facility, operates a drug treatment court for nonviolent offenders and is active in public education through the city's schools and community groups.

As it was in 1828, the Court remains committed to providing all people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law and to efficiently and effectively carry out the duties bestowed upon us by the State of Missouri.

DIV. 1 NOTICE: There will be no informals the week of October 23, 2023. Informals will be held on the day of Monday, October 23, 2023.

NOTICE: Division 1 will hold NO informals the week of November 20, 2023, Thanksgiving week.

DIV. 1 NOTICE: All informals will be held IN PERSON.

The probation revocation docket is now on Thursday, 1:00 PM.

NOTICE: There will be an Operational Support and Security and Sub-Committee Meeting on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. in the Civil Courts Building, Ceremonial Courtroom on the 4th floor.

Notice: Effective April 18, 2022, procedures related to Petit Jury Trials. Click on the link below to view full Administrative Order
(Link to Order)

NOTICE: There will be a regular session of the Court en banc on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in the Civil Courts Building, Court en banc room on the 12th floor. Remote attendance via webex will not be an option for this meeting.


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