What are the three Missouri courts of appeal?
The Missouri Judiciary consists of three levels of courts: The trial courts (also known as the circuit courts), an intermediate appellate court (the Missouri Court of Appeals) that is divided into three regional districts, and the Supreme Court of Missouri.
What are the duties of the Missouri Court of Appeals?
The Missouri Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court. It handles appeals from the circuit courts. That is, if a party loses at the circuit court and believes a mistake was made, that party may file an appeal.
How long do judges of the Court of Appeals serve Missouri?
A Court of Appeals judge also must live in the appellate district in which the judge serves. Pursuant to article V, section 19 of the Missouri constitution, the regular term of a Court of Appeals judge is 12 years, and a judge may seek to serve for multiple terms.
What are the locations of the Missouri courts of appeal?
The Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, has its offices in the Hammons Building in Springfield, Missouri. The Court also maintains a courtroom and chambers in the Butler County Courthouse in Poplar Bluff. Oral arguments are regularly conducted in Springfield and Poplar Bluff.
At what age are Missouri judges required to retire from full time work in the judicial branch?
All judges must retire at the age of 70, although if they wish, they can apply for senior status, which permits them to continue hearing cases on a limited basis. The only judge in Missouri who is referred to as a “justice” is the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
How to appeal a Missouri Labor Commission decision?
Filing an Appeal of the Commission’s Decision. A party aggrieved by an award issued by the Labor Commission in a workers’ compensation case may appeal the award to the Missouri Court of Appeals by filing a notice of appeal with the Labor Commission within 30 days after the Labor Commission issues its award.
How to appeal a Workers Comp case in Missouri?
The Labor and Industrial Relations Commission Case Information Form must be completed and returned with the Notice of Appeal for appeals to the Eastern District. For more information about Workers’ Compensation, click here.
When is the appellant’s opening brief due in Superior Court?
The appellant’s opening brief is mandatory: For cases in the appellate division of the superior court (limited civil cases), the appellant’s opening brief is due within 30 days after the record on appeal is filed in the appellate division.
Where can I find Missouri appellate practice update?
I prepared this Missouri appellate practice update as part of a CLE program sponsored by the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. I am presenting my part of the program along with Norah Ryan.