Updated Information for Attorneys During COVID-19

Updated information for attorneys with cases in Municipal Court during the suspension of court sessions

April 1, 2020 | 2 min reading time

During the temporary suspension of person to person court sessions due to COVID-19, the City Stay at Home Order, and the restrictions on access to the Court, 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 www.LawSourceLive.com will be handled in the usual manner. E-mail Richard Sykora at sykorar@stlouis-mo.gov 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: (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. 

There are also two blue recycling trays in the lobby of 1520 Market on the Market Street side that you may use. One is labeled City Court and the other is labeled Law Department. Paperwork intended for the Clerk's office should be placed in the City Court tray. Paperwork intended for the City Counselor should be placed in the Law Department tray. You should notify Richard Sykora by e-mail if you leave anything in the Law Department tray. These two trays will be collected at least once a day.   

Remember that www.municourt.net is available to check the status of your clients’ case(s). www.payitstlouis.com is available to your clients to make on-line payments. We will take payments by mail. The red locked drop box has also been installed on the 16th Street side of the building if your clients wish to make payments that way. The drop box will be cleared daily. Please consult the Updated Information for Defendants During COVID-19 page for details on mail or drop box payments. Your clients should never use cash for mail or drop box payments. Mail and drop box payments should always include the defendant's name, date of birth and case number(s) to ensure the payment is properly credited. 

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 e-mail Administrative Judge Newton McCoy if you have such a special issue: mccoyn@stlouis-mo.gov. Do not come to the Court. 

 

 

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