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About Missouri Courts:
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
The circuit courts are the primary trial
courts in Missouri, and they have general jurisdiction
(authority) over almost all civil and criminal matters.
Every Missouri county has a court, and these courts are
organized into 45 regional circuits throughout the state.
Each circuit court consists of many divisions, such as
circuit, associate circuit, small claims, municipal,
criminal, family, probate and juvenile. The type of case
determines the division to which a particular case is
assigned. The link above can provide you with more detailed
information about the courts in your area and the cases
handled by each division.
The Missouri Court of
Appeals is divided into three regional districts: Eastern,
Southern and Western. Any party who loses at the circuit
court may file an appeal, which then is heard in most cases
by a three-judge panel at the appropriate regional district
of the Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals receives all
cases appealed from the circuit courts of the counties
within the respective regions, except for certain specific
types of cases sent directly to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of Missouri is the state's highest court.
It also has supervisory authority over all Missouri courts
and adopts rules for practice and procedure in Missouri
courts. The state constitution requires that the Supreme
Court review certain categories of cases as a matter of
right. In most other cases, however, the Supreme Court will
hear a case only if it accepts transfer of the case
following a decision by the Court of Appeals. Examples of
cases the Supreme Court may transfer include cases that deal
with a legal matter of general interest or importance to the
state, or if there is a conflict of law between two
appellate districts or two appellate opinions. The Court’s
seven judges generally sit together ("en banc") to decide
all cases, motions and other matters that come before it.