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 Chapter 476 Courts — General Provisions 
476.001   Purpose of law. (8/28/2019)
476.010   Courts of record. (8/28/2001)
476.015   Short title. (8/28/1978)
476.020   Courts to keep a seal. (8/28/1939)
476.030   Private seal used, when. (8/28/1939)
476.050   Records to be kept in English language. (8/28/1997)
476.055   Statewide court automation fund created, administration, committee, members — powers, duties, limitation — unauthorized release of information, penalty — report. (8/28/2023)
476.056   Municipal court automation, duties of municipality. (8/28/1997)
476.057   Judicial personnel training fund, judicial personnel defined. (8/28/2013)
476.058   Court personnel defined — state court administration revolving fund created. (8/28/2003)
476.060   Interpreters appointed, when. (8/28/1939)
476.062   Court marshals' arrest powers — may carry firearms, when. (8/28/1997)
476.070   Power of courts to issue writs. (8/28/1939)
476.080   Court or clerk may appoint person to execute process, when. (8/28/1939)
476.083   Circuit court marshal may be appointed in certain circuits, powers and duties, salary, qualifications. (8/28/2021)
476.090   Courts may enforce return of process. (8/28/1939)
476.100   No process abated by failure of court to sit. (8/28/1939)
476.110   Acts constituting contempt of court. (8/28/1939)
476.120   Punishment for contempt. (8/28/1939)
476.130   May be punished summarily, when. (8/28/1939)
476.140   Commitment for contempt to set forth particulars. (8/28/1939)
476.150   Contempt not to be used to enforce civil rights. (8/28/1939)
476.160   Parties may be indicted, when. (8/28/1939)
476.170   Sittings to be public. (8/28/1939)
476.180   Judge interested, not to sit. (8/28/1939)
476.220   Judge may call special term for disposition of cause pending. (1/2/1979)
476.240   May try civil cases at such special terms. (8/28/1939)
476.250   No court to sit on Sunday. (1/2/1979)
476.260   Court to audit accounts. (8/28/1949)
476.265   Judicial department, budget, procedure for formulation. (1/2/1979)
476.270   Expenditures of court to be paid out of county treasury — exceptions. (1/2/1979)
476.280   Oath of judges. (8/28/1939)
476.290   Judges not to practice law — exception, municipal judges. (1/2/1979)
476.310   No judge or clerk to have partner — exception. (1/2/1979)
476.320   Judicial conference of the state of Missouri established, members. (8/28/2014)
476.330   Conference shall meet, when. (8/28/2014)
476.340   Executive council shall be governing body, how formed — members. (8/28/2014)
476.350   Duties of judicial conference, executive council and circuit judges. (1/2/1979)
476.360   Clerks of various courts shall make reports to executive council. (8/28/1943)
476.370   Conference or council empowered to hold hearings. (8/28/1943)
476.380   Expense allowance for conference attendance. (8/28/1999)
476.385   Schedule of fines committee, appointment, duties, powers — associate circuit judges may adopt schedule — central violations bureau established — powers, duties. (3/3/2014)
476.405   Judicial department, annual salary adjustment, when, restrictions on, how appropriated — compensation schedule to be maintained, where, how — duty of revisor of statutes. (8/28/1996)
476.406   Employees of twenty-second judicial circuit may work forty-hour week. (8/28/1988)
476.410   Transfer of case filed in wrong jurisdiction. (8/28/1989)
476.412   Reports, statistical information on caseload, filed with supreme court, when — contents. (8/28/1989)
476.419   Securities, multiple recipients, requirements and limitations on court to divide. (8/28/2020)

Purchase or transfer of prior creditable service authorized for certain persons covered by retirement plan authorized in chapter 476, 104.335

476.450   Judges may become special commissioners, when — salary or retirement compensation. (8/28/1997)
476.451   Definitions. (1/2/1979)
476.452   Beneficiaries of special commissioners, benefits, how paid. (8/28/1988)
476.453   Judges of six years' service prior to law, eligible. (8/28/1959)
476.455   All judges under nonpartisan plan eligible for retirement. (8/28/1953)
476.456   Probate or magistrate judges may become special commissioners, when — salary or retirement compensation — credit for service as justice of peace. (8/28/1969)
476.458   Probate and magistrate judges shall retire, age, exception — may petition to serve beyond retirement age, when petition to be granted — elected judges to complete term. (8/28/1976)
476.460   Special commissioner subject to temporary duty. (8/28/1951)
476.470   Judge not eligible for retirement, when. (8/28/1951)
476.480   Judges convicted, impeached or removed from office ineligible — intentional killing of judge bars survivor benefits, when. (8/28/1997)
476.490   Expenses of special commissioner. (8/28/1951)
476.500   Acceptance by judge — procedure. (8/28/1951)
476.510   Practice of law permitted, when, requirements, exceptions. (5/12/1981)
476.515   Definitions — reinstatement of benefits for surviving spouse terminated by remarriage, when, procedure. (8/28/2013)
476.517   One-time retirement plan election for certain judges. (7/11/2002)
476.520   Eligibility requirements. (8/28/1999)
476.521   New judges, benefits, eligibility requirements — contribution amount — employment after retirement, effect of. (8/28/2023)
476.524   Judge who served in Armed Forces may elect to purchase creditable prior service, limitation — amount of contribution — payment period — treatment of payments. (8/28/2001)
476.529   New judges, election for reduced annuity, options. (10/12/2010)
476.530   Retirement compensation, how computed. (8/28/1997)
476.535   Survivor's benefits, how paid. (8/28/1995)
476.537   Judge leaving no surviving spouse or surviving spouse dies — dependents to receive benefits. (8/28/2011)
476.539   Surviving spouse of judge may become a special consultant, when, duties — compensation to be judgment and claim exempt, also unassignable. (8/28/1997)
476.540   Refund of contributions, when — reentry into system, how. (8/28/1982)
476.545   Early retirement, reduced benefit, how computed. (8/28/1988)
476.550   Not eligible for benefits while retired under other plan. (8/28/1971)
476.555   Lump sum payments, when. (8/28/1997)
476.560   Disqualification by improper behavior. (8/28/1971)
476.565   Retiree may practice law, when, requirements, exceptions. (5/12/1981)
476.575   Definitions. (8/28/1977)
476.580   Retirement benefits, who administers, how paid. (8/28/1997)
476.585   No payroll deductions, when — accumulated contributions refunded, when, to whom. (8/28/1982)
476.590   Life insurance benefits to be provided judges, retired judges and dependents. (8/28/1992)
476.595   Election to become a special commissioner, when, how — compensation — refund of certain contributions, how. (8/28/1997)
476.601   Special consultants, duties, compensation. (8/28/1997)
476.675   Commissioner of juvenile division of circuit court may elect to transfer membership service to creditable service as a judge, procedure. (8/28/1989)
476.680   Votes, how counted and canvassed — governor to proclaim results (Clay County). (8/28/1972)
476.681   Retired senior judges or commissioners, application, qualifications, appointment, term. (8/28/1999)
476.682   Retired judge serving as senior judge or commissioner, compensation — expenses, how paid — computation of service as retirement credit, adjustment, exception — annual report, content. (8/28/1999)
476.683   Judge failing to retire on seventieth birthday, a waiver of salary and retirement benefits. (8/28/1988)
476.684   Judges with certain service may tack prior service credit in MOSERS to judicial system by purchase, limitation. (8/28/1989)
476.686   Magistrate judges not now serving in St. Louis City may become special consultant, when — compensation to be creditable service in judicial retirement system. (8/28/1992)
476.687   Previous state employment, additional credited service. (7/1/2000)
476.688   Compensation to be treated as other benefits. (8/28/1998)
476.690   Eligible judge electing not to retire shall receive in addition to retirement compensation all annual cost-of-living increases given to retired judges — appointment as special consultant. (7/1/2000)
476.750   Definitions. (8/28/2002)
476.753   Interpretation of proceedings, when — admissibility of evidence — indigent persons. (8/28/2002)
476.756   Determination of qualification of interpreter. (8/28/1993)
476.760   Privileged communications — commencement of proceedings, requirement — waiver of right, requirement — fees — payment. (8/28/2002)
476.763   Commission for the deaf and hard of hearing, list of qualified interpreters — compliance directives. (8/28/2002)
476.766   Americans with disabilities act, requirements not to exceed. (8/28/1993)
476.777   Missouri CASA fund established, disbursements — lapse of fund into general revenue prohibited. (8/28/2001)
476.800   Definitions. (8/28/2004)
476.803   Appointment of interpreters and translators, when — waiver, when — oath required. (8/28/2004)
476.806   Fee for service, amount, paid by whom. (8/28/2004)
476.1000   Mandatory electronic filing jurisdictions, notice of entry of appearance to be accepted, when — expiration date. (8/28/2014)
476.1300   Citation of law — definitions. (8/28/2023)
476.1302   Disclosure by state agency of judicial officer's personal information prohibited, when. (8/28/2023)
476.1304   Disclosure by any person, business, or association of a judicial officer's personal information prohibited, when — sale of information prohibited, when. (8/28/2023)
476.1306   Removal of information upon written privacy request, requirements. (8/28/2023)
476.1308   Violation, injunctive or declaratory relief. (8/28/2023)
476.1310   Written requests for the protection of judicial officer's personal information, requirements — list of requests, maintained and distributed — inapplicability, when. (8/28/2023)
476.1313   Recorder of deeds, duties — compliance and requirements. (8/28/2023)
 - Cross References
Acknowledgments, may take, 442.150, 442.155
Bonds required for arrest warrants, probation, civil cash bonds, deemed unclaimed property, when, 447.595
Certification required for official court reporters, 485.077
Circuit clerk to have authority to appoint special process server valid only for specific case, procedure, fee may be taxed as costs, 506.140
County municipal courts, counties of the first classification, 66.010
Crime victims' compensation, 595.045
Dual jurisdiction of court in disposition of offender transferred from juvenile court, 211.073
Family courts, Chap. 487
Grievance review committee of circuit courts, 211.351
Judicial commissions under Const. Art. V § 25 (nonpartisan court plan)
Juvenile information governance commission, members, duties, meetings, annual report, 210.870
Rebinding or reindexing court records, 109.090
Regulation of conflicts of interest, financial disclosure, and lobbying, 105.450 to 105.496
Rules of court, power to make, Const. Art. V §§ 5, 15
Rules of procedure, supreme court may prescribe, Const. Art. V, § 5
Service of process by special process server valid for only one specific case, procedure, duty of circuit clerk, fee may be taxed as costs, 506.140
Temporary transfer of judicial personnel, Const. Art. V § 6
Venue, actions, where should be filed, 508.010
Words "in vacation" in statute, how construed, 1.020

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