For Attorneys with Cases in Municipal Court During the COVID-19 Suspension of Face-to-Face Court Sessions

Information for attorneys with cases in Municipal Court during the COVID-19 suspension of face-to-face court sessions

March 20, 2020 | 2 min reading time

During the temporary suspension of person to person court sessions due to COVID-19, the City Counselor’s office will continue to accept and process requests for recommendations by all the means listed on the  How to Request a Prosecutor's Recommendation in the Attorney Information menu except that there will be no in session recommendations and there will be no afternoon office hours for recommendations. Mail in requests and requests on line through will be handled in the usual manner. E-mail Richard Sykora at for an appointment or to make specific arrangements for handling of your bulk drop off recommendation requests.

The Court will continue to review and approve recommendations and payment arrangements will be provided in the usual manner. Please remember that requests for recommendations must be sent or delivered to the City Counselor. The Clerk’s office cannot forward any request for recommendation to the City Counselor. Requests for recommendations sent only to the clerk with an entry will not be processed.

You may continue to send entries of appearance, requests for warrant recalls and requests for compliance orders to the fax number for the Courtroom Coordinator, Andre Harris: (314) 612-1694. These will be collected twice a day and presented to the Administrative Judge or duty judge for handling. If you are requesting a compliance order on a FACT suspension or release, you must supply us with the defendant's name, date of birth, license number and the case number(s) for each case for which you are requesting a compliance order or hold release.  

Remember that  is available to check the status of your clients’ case(s). 

There will be a duty judge in the building, every day from Monday to Friday, if you have a proposed order, a request for an order on a FACT suspension, or other special situation that requires you to speak with a judge. Please email Administrative Judge Newton McCoy if you have such a special issue:

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