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 Chapter 478 Circuit Courts 
478.001   Treatment court divisions, definitions, establishment, purpose — referrals to certified treatment programs required, exception — completion of treatment program, effect — adult treatment court — DWI court — family treatment court — juvenile treatment court — veterans treatment court. (8/28/2019)
478.003   Administration — commissioners, appointment, term, removal, powers, duties, qualifications, compensation — orders of commissioners, confirmation or rejection by judges, effect — assignment of judges outside circuit, when. (12/18/2018)
478.004   Meetings prior to treatment court sessions — criminal cases, defendant ordered to treatment court division for treatment, when — accepting participants from outside circuit — opioid treatment. (12/18/2018)
478.005   Conditions and criteria for referral — statements by participant not to be used as evidence, when — records, access to staff, closed, when. (12/18/2018)
478.007   Alternative disposition of cases, court may be established — private probation services, when. (12/18/2018)
478.009   Treatment courts coordinating commission established, members, meetings — duties — fund created. (12/18/2018)
478.010   Election of circuit judges. (1/2/1979)
478.011   Number of judicial circuits (2/18/2016)
478.012   Circuit court defined. (8/28/1997)
478.013   Salaries of circuit judges — practice of or doing law business prohibited. (8/28/1990)
478.014   Judge of the circuit court, defined. (1/2/1979)
478.017   Travel allowance for circuit judges. (1/2/1979)
478.018   Associate judges, circuit court, compensation. (8/28/1990)
478.019   Judge of probate division, ex officio circuit or associate circuit judge, when, salary, how payable. (8/28/1984)
478.020   Expenses of judge when serving outside regular circuit. (1/2/1979)
478.023   Salary and expenses, how paid. (8/28/1980)
478.035   Circuit courts — counties and City of St. Louis to provide quarters. (2/3/1995)
478.038   Circuit number nine, election to maintain quarters for circuit court, form of question. (2/3/1995)
478.063   Juvenile divisions designated. (8/28/1993)
478.070   Jurisdiction of circuit courts. (1/2/1979)
478.072   Preserving record, case assigned to associate circuit judge, how, approval required — supreme court to prescribe procedures and forms. (1/2/1979)
478.073   Circuit realignment plan authorized — judicial conference duties — effective date — minimum number of circuits — publication by the revisor. (8/28/2013)
478.191   Authority for establishment of circuits, repealed, effective when. (2/18/2016)
478.205   Circuit court, continual session — when term required, time commencing. (1/2/1979)
478.206   Writs and other processes returned to first term, when, effect. (1/2/1979)
478.220   Circuit and associate circuit judges, jurisdiction, restrictions. (8/28/1989)
478.230   Municipal judges, jurisdiction — cases subject to transfer. (1/2/1979)
478.240   Presiding judge, term, selection procedures — chief justice of supreme court may remove presiding judge, designate acting judge — authority to assign cases, exception — judge hears case not properly assigned, effect. (8/28/2014)
478.245   Circuit courts may adopt local court rules — procedure — restrictions — role of associate circuit judges. (8/28/1989)
478.248   Availability of a judge for bail purposes, when, local court rules to ensure. (8/28/1982)
478.250   Procedure for filing cases, docketing, assignment, hearing. (8/28/1989)
478.255   Disqualification of judge, reassignment procedure — applicability to probate judges. (8/28/2005)
478.260   Probate division of circuit court established, jurisdiction. (8/28/1989)
478.265   Commissioner of the probate division of circuit court, appointment, qualifications, powers, duties, compensation (counties over 400,000). (1/2/1979)
478.266   Probate division, commissioner authorized, certain counties, compensation, commissioner's orders, rejection or confirmation — deputy commissioner, certain counties and cities, appointment, term — powers and duties. (8/28/2004)
478.267   Probate division of circuit court, commissioner authorized, compensation, term — commissioner's orders, rejection or confirmation of (St. Louis County). (8/28/1991)
478.268   Probate division commissioner authorized, thirty-first judicial circuit, term, compensation — commissioner's orders, rejection or confirmation. (8/28/1999)
478.270   Judge or clerk not to prepare wills or settlements — letters revoked, when. (1/2/1979)
478.320   Associate circuit judges, authorized number — population determination — election — restrictions on practice of law or paid public appointment — residency requirement. (7/8/2014)
478.330   Additional circuit judges authorized, when. (8/28/2016)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 5 Buchanan and Andrew Counties
478.370   Divisions of Circuit No. 5, number — when judges elected. (1/1/1982)
478.385   Circuit No. 7, number of judges. (1/2/1979)
478.387   Circuit No. 22, number of judges. (1/2/1979)
478.400   General term — business, how distributed and expedited. (8/28/1939)
478.422   Friend of court in child support matters, appointment, compensation (St. Louis County and St. Louis City). (1/2/1979)
478.428   Presiding judge and circuit clerk St. Louis City to meet with mayor and budget director to discuss court's estimate of expenditures for year — estimate to be filed when. (8/28/1995)
478.434   Fines, penalties and forfeitures, to be paid into city treasury, reports. (1/2/1979)
478.435   Register to furnish names of collectors to court. (1/2/1979)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 21 St. Louis County
478.437   Circuit No. 21, number of judges. (7/8/2014)
478.450   To make rules for numbering, assignment and transfer of cases. (1/1/1979)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 16 Jackson County
478.461   Division into eastern and western portions — jurisdiction — venue — actions against county, where filed — transfer of cases, when — cases commenced prior to division, effect — rules authorized. (1/2/1986)
478.462   Circuit No. 16, filing in improper division of circuit, venue — transfer of cases, when. (8/28/1988)
478.463   Circuit No. 16, number of judges, divisions — where divisions to sit. (8/28/2017)
478.464   Associate circuit divisions numbered — divisions to sit, where — (Jackson County). (7/8/2014)
478.465   Transfer of cases by local court rule, circuit court and probate division (Circuit No. 16). (1/2/1979)
478.466   Treatment court commissioner, appointment, qualifications, compensation, powers and duties — surcharge (Jackson County). (12/18/2018)
478.467   Court may make rules for distribution of cases. (1/2/1979)
478.469   Appeals from municipal judges, where heard. (8/28/1984)
478.473   Letters where granted (Jackson County). (8/28/1983)
478.475   Sales of real estate at courthouse door. (1/2/1979)
478.483   Jurisdiction as to mechanic's liens. (8/28/1949)
478.513   Circuit No. 31, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected. (7/8/2014)
478.527   Circuit No. 29, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected. (1/2/1979)
478.528   Family court commissioner position. (8/28/2005)
478.530   Court may make rules for distribution, transfer of cases. (1/2/1979)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 23 Jefferson County
478.550   Circuit No. 23, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected — family court commissioner and treatment court commissioner to become associate circuit judge positions, when. (12/18/2018)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 17 Cass and Johnson Counties
478.570   Circuit No. 17, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected. (8/28/2005)
478.577   Circuit No. 46, number of judges — election, when. (2/18/2016)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 11 St. Charles County
478.600   Circuit No. 11, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected — treatment court commissioner to become associate circuit judge position. (8/28/2022)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 13 Boone and Callaway Counties
478.610   Circuit No. 13, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected — additional associate circuit judge for Boone County, when. (8/28/2014)
478.620   Records of former Sturgeon court of common pleas, transfer and keeping of. (8/28/1969)
478.625   Circuit No. 19, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected. (8/28/2018)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 20 Franklin, Gasconade and Osage Counties
478.630   Circuit No. 20, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected. (1/2/1979)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 24 Madison, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve and Washington Counties
478.690   Circuit No. 24, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected. (8/28/1991)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 25 Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Texas Counties
478.700   Circuit No. 25, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected. (1/2/1979)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 26 Camden, Laclede, Miller, Moniteau and Morgan Counties
478.705   Circuit No. 26, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected. (8/28/2016)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 32 Bollinger, Perry and Cape Girardeau Counties
478.710   Circuit No. 32, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected. (8/28/1991)
478.711   Circuit court, where may be held — probate division, where offices may be maintained. (8/28/2011)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 42 Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds and Wayne Counties
478.715   Circuit No. 42, number of judges, divisions — when judges elected. (1/2/1979)
478.716   Treatment court commissioner position. (12/18/2018)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 10 Circuit Court of Marion, Monroe, and Ralls Counties
478.720   Districts of Marion County circuit court — where court held — jurisdiction transfers. (1/2/1979)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 44 Douglas, Ozark and Wright Counties
478.730   Circuit No. 44, judge appointed, elected when. (1/1/1982)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 38 Christian County
478.740   Circuit No. 38, number of judges — number of divisions — election dates. (7/8/2014)
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 43 Clinton, Caldwell, Daviess, Livingston and DeKalb Counties
478.750   Circuit No. 43, number of judges — divisions — election. (1/1/1982)
478.1000   Criminal nonsupport courts authorized — referral of cases — allocation of resources — fund created, use of moneys. (8/28/2009)
 - Cross References
Another circuit or criminal judge may sit, when, 545.690
Change of venue in circuit court generally, Chap. 508
Change of venue in multiple judge circuits, 508.110
County board of visitors, circuit judge to appoint, 221.320
County municipal courts, first class counties, 66.010
Court reporter, appointment of, 485.040
Crime victims' compensation, 595.045
Deaf persons, auxiliary services and aids, 476.750 to 476.766
Dissolution of marriage cases, certain courts may establish educational sessions program for parties and children when custody or support involved, 452.600 to 452.610
Dual jurisdiction of court in disposition of offender transferred from juvenile court, 211.073
Expense of circuit courts, estimates of, to be submitted to county budget officer, 50.640
Failure to retire at seventy, judge to waive all retirement benefits and salary, 476.683
Family courts, Chap. 487
Grievance review committee of circuit courts, 211.351
Interpreters' fees, 476.806
Marriage license issued minor without parents' consent on order of court, 451.090
Regulation of conflicts of interest, financial disclosure, and lobbying, 105.450 to 105.496
Retired senior judges, compensation, expenses, credit on retirement credits, exception, 476.682
Retirement of judges, Const. Art. V § 24, S. Ct. Rule 12
Sheriffs to attend court, when, 57.090
Superintending control over inferior tribunals, original remedial writs, Const. Art. V § 4
Transfer of judges by supreme court, Const. Art. V § 6

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